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Art of Motion Picture Costume Designs Draws Oscar-Nominated Frocks and Suits

24 February 2017 10:15 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Perhaps the only thing more spectacular than the costumes at the opening night of the 25th Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition were the attendees, dressed to the nines in elaborate hats and intricate sequined cocktail dresses. The costumes on display at the exhibition, sectioned off into groups representative of the year’s most glamour-filled and best-designed films, mimicked the guests’ glad rags in style and flamboyance, expanding on their luxe extravagance and drama.

Fans of film fashion will be able to check out the exhibit until April 22. The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, located in downtown Los Angeles, charges no fee for admission to the three-room show, where guests can wander through 1950s Pittsburgh (à la “Fences”), Underland (“Alice Through the Looking Glass”), all the way to ancient Japan (“Kubo and the Two Strings”). Oscar-nominated costumes from “Allied” (designed by Joanna Johnston), “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (Colleen Atwood, »

- Dani Levy

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‘David Fincher & The Craft of Music Videos’ Goes Deep on the Filmmaker’s Rich Pop Video Career — Watch

21 February 2017 11:13 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Plenty of film fans and hardened cinephiles are familiar with David Fincher’s filmography of award-winning dramas like “The Social Network,” “Fight Club,” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” but other non-super fans may overlook his storied history with pop music. A new video essay from Patrick H. Willems seeks to fix that by analyzing what exactly made Fincher, in the words of Willems, “one of the best pop music video directors of all time.”

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The essay takes a deep dive into Fincher’s work on the videos for Madonna’s “Vogue,” Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie,” and George Michael’s “Freedom.” Willems compares Fincher’s naturalized style to more mainstream pop videos, emphasizing the director’s rare talent for attention to detail, shooting choreography, and telling a story in a different medium. »

- Allison Picurro

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Watch a 1.5-Hour Talk With Mahershala Ali as He Joins Tom Hardy in ‘Triple Frontier’

15 February 2017 7:21 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore, better known as Mahershala Ali, starred in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Place Beyond the Pines, and House of Cards, among other projects across the last decade or so, but he’s rightfully garnered newfound acclaim with his affecting supporting turn in Moonlight. Coming off his Oscar nomination and SAG win, he’s now find another major role.

After joining the James Cameron-produced Alita: Battle Angel, he’s now coming aboard Triple Frontier. The former Kathryn Bigelow project, now being directed by J.C. Chandor (All is Lost, A Most Violent Year), already has Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum as part of the ensemble. Scripted by Mark Boal, the thriller is set between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil.

The original iteration —  dating back to the early part of this decade when Tom Hanks, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sean Penn, Christian Bale, and Will Smith were all interested »

- Jordan Raup

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Art Directors Guild Awards 2017: ‘La La Land’ and ‘Hidden Figures’ Lead Winners

11 February 2017 10:10 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 21st Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards ceremony was billed as a “Return to Hollywood.” Backdrops from classic films dotted the interior of the Ray Dolby Ballroom lobby. Johnny Crawford and his Orchestra kicked off the evening’s festivities with “Hooray for Hollywood.” Even a handful of the evening’s big winners were films that fit the theme perfectly.

As expected, “La La Land” continued its storybook run through awards season, with David Wasco’s team winning for Contemporary Film. In an upset, Wynn Thomas and the team from “Hidden Figures” took home honors in Period Film, despite “Hail, Caesar!” being the only of the category’s nominees to also pick up a nom for Oscars night. “It’s been a long journey to this moment,” said Thomas, who described being nominated at the very first Art Directors Guild award for “Mars Attacks!” “I’m so »

- Steve Greene

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Movie News: Jack Nicholson and Kristen Wiig to Star in 'Toni Erdmann' Remake; Watch Arnold Schwarzenegger in 'Aftermath' Trailer

8 February 2017 1:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Toni Erdmann: Jack Nicholson will star opposite Kristen Wiig in a new version of German comedy Toni Erdmann. The Academy Award-nominated original follows a father who struggles to reconnect with his busy adult daughter. Reportedly, Nicholson saw the movie and enjoyed it so much that he suggested an English-language remake starring himself. It will be his first big-screen role since How Do You Know in 2010 (above). [Variety]   World War Z 2: Last year, we heard that Brad Pitt wanted David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, above) to direct the sequel to zombie epic World War Z. The project was just pulled from its planned theatrical release by Paramount, but Fincher is still "very creatively interested in directing the movie," according to one...

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- Peter Martin

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Could David Fincher save the World War Z sequel?

8 February 2017 12:16 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following the news that Paramount has pulled World War Z 2 from its 2017 schedule, fans of the Brad Pitt led zombie romp were left at a loss. However news has surfaced that director David Fincher could perhaps save the film.

Fincher had been previously rumoured to helm the project and according to The Hollywood Reporter, there is a source that says the Fight Club director is still “very creatively interested in directing the movie”.

Fincher has close ties with Brad Pitt, the star of the initial movie, having worked with him numerous times on films like Seven, Fight Club and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Apparently Fincher was looking to make the film about a man and his family navigating a zombie apocalypse — at a budget much less than that of the original movie.

The source went on to say that “He (Fincher) really would like to do it, »

- Samuel Brace

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World War Z 2: David Fincher Still May Be Up To Direct Zombie Sequel

8 February 2017 10:44 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

In a move that really didn’t surprise anyone, Paramount quietly removed World War Z 2 from their 2017 release schedule. Many of us expected that the zombie sequel was deader than dead, as there’d been no director attached, no production in motion, and no real momentum. It would have taken a miracle for it to have hit its June 2017 release date. So what does this mean for World War Z 2 as a project? Is it dead in the water, or is there a chance for it to get a second life after further development (it’s not like the film franchise is a stranger to difficult development and production)?

Not so fast, Pessimist Peter, THR is now reporting that one of their sources has some extra insight into the project. Not only could World War Z 2 resurface, but there are rumblings that director David Fincher is “very »

- Joseph Medina

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David Fincher Still Wants to Direct World War Z 2

8 February 2017 10:13 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fans of zombie movies are still waiting on a sequel to 2013's World War Z, which was, despite some bumps in the road, a success for Paramount. The development process for World War Z 2 has also been a little rocky so far, with the studio recently taking the sequel off of their release schedule for 2017. Paramount still wants the movie to happen and perhaps, more importantly, David Fincher wants to direct it.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Fincher, who worked with World War Z star Brad Pitt on Seven, Fight Club and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, is "very creatively interested in directing the movie." It was reported last year that Brad Pitt was trying to court David Fincher to direct World War Z 2 after director J.A. Bayona departed the project. Apparently, it worked. Here is what a source with knowledge of the situation had to say about it. »

- MovieWeb

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Despite Losing Release Date, World War Z Sequel Still Being Eyed by Director David Fincher

7 February 2017 3:58 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following the revelation that the new Friday the 13th movie has been canceled after Paramount Pictures removed it from their release schedule, some are fearing that the World War Z sequel might suffer a similar fate after vacating its 2017 release slot, but it appears that director David Fincher is still interested in keeping the living dead project alive.

According to THR, David Fincher remains “very creatively interested in directing the movie” after Paramount took the sequel to 2013’s World War Z off of their release schedule, presumably to set it for a later release in 2018 or ’19. World War Z 2 was initially slated to come out on June 9th of this year.

Back in August, it was first reported that Finhcer was in early discussions with the film’s star and producer Brad Pitt to helm the sequel after J.A. Bayona (A Monster Calls) departed the project. Fincher has previously worked with Pitt on Se7en, »

- Derek Anderson

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Taraji P. Henson: Why The Super Bowl was So Sentimental For Her

6 February 2017 4:38 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Taraji P. Henson has become one of the most high profile actresses in the last five years.  While many may credit this to her role on Empire, that’s only a part of the picture.  Henson’s been a rising star in cinema ever since she appeared in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Hustle and Flow.  Her performance in Hidden Figures is just a reminder of how talented she is.  But yesterday with real life and acting aside, Henson felt a lot of emotion at the Super Bowl.   It was a subject that can hit home to all of us.

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- Nat Berman

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Taraji P Henson: 'I'm glad I kept my ego in check'

4 February 2017 3:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

After years of bit parts, low pay and a breakthrough role in Empire, Taraji P Henson is taking the lead as a Nasa scientist

Some of the impact of Hidden Figures, a movie in which Taraji P Henson stars as Katherine Johnson, a brilliant mathematician and one of the few African American women at Nasa during the early part of the space programme, comes from the assumption of progress. The film opens in the 1950s, with Johnson being harassed by a white cop when her car breaks down on the way to work, and closes with footage of President Obama giving the now 98-year-old the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The implication is clear: just look how far we’ve come.

Today, Henson is in a New York hotel room, shimmering with exhaustion and the thrill, after years of playing second and third fiddle in movies, of assuming a starring role. »

- Emma Brockes

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Taraji P Henson: 'I'm glad I kept my ego in check'

4 February 2017 3:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

After years of bit parts, low pay and a breakthrough role in Empire, Taraji P Henson is taking the lead as a Nasa scientist

Some of the impact of Hidden Figures, a movie in which Taraji P Henson stars as Katherine Johnson, a brilliant mathematician and one of the few African American women at Nasa during the early part of the space programme, comes from the assumption of progress. The film opens in the 1950s, with Johnson being harassed by a white cop when her car breaks down on the way to work, and closes with footage of President Obama giving the now 98-year-old the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The implication is clear: just look how far we’ve come.

Today, Henson is in a New York hotel room, shimmering with exhaustion and the thrill, after years of playing second and third fiddle in movies, of assuming a starring role. »

- Emma Brockes

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Skin Drier Than Ever? 6 Easy Ways to Fix It Now

31 January 2017 12:20 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In the United States alone, nearly 31.6 million people suffer from eczema – which is defined as inflamed, rough blisters on the skin that cause severe itchiness (and anyone can get) – at some point in their lives. And troublesome dry, itchy skin doesn’t discriminate. Kim Kardashian West has publicly documented her struggle with psoriasis (another type of itchy red patches on the skin) and Brad Pitt reportedly borrowed cream from Cate Blanchett for eczema that broke out when the two filmed The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button.

And now as we’re in the heart of winter, this skin problem’s in its prime. »

- Kaitlyn Frey

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Mahershala Ali Says ‘I Am a Muslim’ After Winning SAG Supporting Actor Award for ‘Moonlight’

29 January 2017 5:39 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mahershala Ali has won the SAG Supporting Actor award for his role as a drug dealer in the coming-of-age drama “Moonlight.”

The award was announced Sunday in ceremonies at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Ali topped Jeff Bridges for “Hell or High Water,” Hugh Grant for “Florence Foster Jenkins,” Lucas Hedges for “Manchester by the Sea,” and Dev Patel for “Lion.”

In his acceptance speech, an emotional Ali talked about his conversion to Islam and how he and his mother were able to reconcile that, a reflection of the current political climate.

“My mother is an ordained minister. I am a Muslim. She didn’t do backflips when I called her and told her I converted 17 years ago,” he explained. “But we put things to the side and I was able to see her. She is able to see me. We love each other. The love has grown, and that stuff’s minutiae. »

- Dave McNary

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SAG Awards Predictions 2017: Who Will Win

27 January 2017 1:02 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. Pt/8 p.m. Et. Could Denzel Washington upset the season’s strongest overall contender, Casey Affleck? Is “Veep” poised to finally bring home an ensemble win on the TV side? And might “Hidden Figures” surprise with the evening’s final prize? See what our experts think below.

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Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Jenelle Riley’s Pick: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea

It’s time to see if Affleck’s run of critical awards is reflected by his peers. It could go several ways — don’t underestimate Denzel Washington — but I’m sticking with Affleck at this point.

Kris Tapley’s Pick: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea

Indeed, Washington has somehow never won a SAG Award. They have a chance to rectify that by honoring one of his greatest performances yet, but »

- Debra Birnbaum, Geoff Berkshire, Jenelle Riley and Kristopher Tapley

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SAG Awards Predictions 2017: Who Will Win

27 January 2017 1:02 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. Pt/8 p.m. Et. Could Denzel Washington upset the season’s strongest overall contender, Casey Affleck? Is “Veep” poised to finally bring home an ensemble win on the TV side? And might “Hidden Figures” surprise with the evening’s final prize? See what our experts think below.

Film

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Jenelle Riley’s Pick: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea

It’s time to see if Affleck’s run of critical awards is reflected by his peers. It could go several ways — don’t underestimate Denzel Washington — but I’m sticking with Affleck at this point.

Kris Tapley’s Pick: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea

Indeed, Washington has somehow never won a SAG Award. They have a chance to rectify that by honoring one of his greatest performances yet, »

- Debra Birnbaum, Geoff Berkshire, Jenelle Riley and Kristopher Tapley

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Oscars: ‘La La Land’ Sets Its Sights on the Record for Most Wins

26 January 2017 12:42 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Honestly, I didn’t see 14 nominations coming for “La La Land” and I was pretty vocal about it. I couldn’t really fathom the sound branch defaulting to a musical in the sound editing category, but they did, and the movie tied the all-time record for Oscar nominations.

Now that the landscape is set, though, it’s hard not to expect Damien Chazelle’s unbridled success story to charge through to another milestone: the 11 win record currently shared by “Ben-Hur,” “Titanic” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.” It could even break it.

We’ll have a little more data to go on after the Producers Guild and Screen Actors Guild Awards this weekend, but at the moment, it’s pretty clear that “La La Land” is the frontrunner for picture and director. And while Isabelle Huppert (“Elle”) and Natalie Portman (“Jackie”) have dominated the critics »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Audience Popularity, Strong Box Office Factor Into PGA Nominees

25 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Producers Guild of America has remained a distinctive voice during the Hollywood awards season — often in favor of including popular mainstream movies that might be overlooked otherwise.

That tendency was clearly in evidence on Jan. 10 when the PGA nominated “Deadpool” for its Darryl F. Zanuck Award along with the expected high-brow contenders — “Arrival,” “Fences,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Hell or High Water,” “Hidden Figures,” “La La Land,” “Lion,” “Manchester by the Sea,” and “Moonlight.”

Prizes will be handed out during the 28th annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Jan. 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Along with “Lion,” “Deadpool” was the biggest surprise among the nominees. The Ryan Reynolds action-comedy is by far the top grosser among the PGA nominees with $783 million worldwide on a $60 million budget.

Awards trackers theorize that producers are more likely to be impressed with strong box-office performance in honoring a film that won’t go on to »

- Dave McNary

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‘Arrival’ Joins Elite Club of Sci-Fi Oscar Best Picture Nominees

24 January 2017 5:45 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With a best picture nomination Tuesday, Denis Villeneuve’s “Arrival” joined the short list of science-fiction films that have been nominated for the film industry’s top prize.

Previous to the Academy’s expansion of the category in 2009, sci-fi nominees were a rarity. There was “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” in 1982 and … that was basically it. Though some would categorize Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange,” George Lucas’ “Star Wars,” or even David Fincher’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” within the genre.

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With eight, “Arrival” earned the second-highest number of noms (tied with “Moonlight”), clinching nods for director, adapted screenplay, cinematography,  sound editing, sound mixing, production design, and editing — in addition to best picture. Since 2009, movies such as “District 9,” “Avatar,” “Inception,” and “Her” have picked up best picture nominations. “Gravity” and “The Martian” have joined the fray as well, but purists might not consider their baked-in-reality premises strictly sci-fi. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Oscar Nominations Predictions: Expect Lotsa ‘La La Land’ But What Else?

20 January 2017 10:59 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

La La Land” will lead all films with 13 Oscar nominations. “Arrival” will be second with nine, followed by “Moonlight” with eight and “Manchester by the Sea” with seven. Five of the acting nominees will be African American. At least, that’s what you get if you add up my predictions for the Oscar nominations: a monster haul for “La La Land,” which if I’m right would end up with more noms than any movie since “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” in 2009. So I’m probably overstating the Academy’s love for “La La Land” — but then, I scaled back. »

- Steve Pond

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