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In the last decade Best Original Screenplay has gone to a wide-range of genres: dramas ("Birdman," "Crash"), comedies ("Midnight in Paris," "Juno," "Little Miss Sunshine"), biopics ("Milk"), period pictures ("The King's Speech"), dramatizations of real events ("The Hurt Locker"), and sci-fi ("Her"). Regardless of the type of film, to prevail a nominee needs broad academy support. All 10 of the most recent Best Original Screenplay winners were, at the least, Best Picture nominees. -Break- Last year, four of the five nominees for Best Original Screenplay were crafted by writer/directors including the winner, "Birdman," which was also named Best Picture. In that instance, Alejandro G. Inarritu was one of a quartet of scribes, along with Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo. Expect auteurs to be wel...' »
Ryan Murphy's released the main title sequence for Scream Queens, giving us another look at the members of Kappa House and the killer that's making their lives at college a living hell.
The first season of Scream Queens premieres with a two-hour debut episode on Tuesday, September 22nd on Fox.
"Award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”), Brad Falchuk (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”) and Ian Brennan (“Glee”) meld comedy, mystery and horror in Scream Queens, which debuts with a special, two-hour series premiere event on Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt). All hell is about to break loose on the Wallace University campus when, exactly 20 years after a mysterious tragedy, a devil-clad killer begins to target the sisters of Kappa House. The super-charged anthology series is a modern take on the classic whodunit with a killer cast, including Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story: Freak Show, »
- Derek Anderson
Sustaining Sundance buzz for a year all the way to the Oscars isn't easy, but it has been done, and Fox Searchlight certainly has the track record to back it up. The studio has taken films like "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Beasts Of The Southern Wild" the distance, and this year the same will be done with "Brooklyn." Ahead of a busy fall promoting the movie, the first clip has arrived. Read More: Sundance Review: John Crowley's Gorgeous & Bittersweet 'Brooklyn' with Saorise Ronan, Domnhall Gleeson & Emory Cohen Saorise Ronan leads the adaptation of Colm Toibin's book for the screen by Nick Hornby, which concerns a young girl's immigrant experience in the United States, as she makes her way through Brooklyn in the 1950s. Love, loss and homesickness all come into play, and you can see the river of emotions that pass through the lead character Eilis Lacey »
- Kevin Jagernauth
A Walk in the Woods, 2015.
Directed by Ken Kwapis.
A semi-retired celebrated travel writer attempts the Appalachian Trail with an old travelling companion.
Looking back at Ken Kwapis’ back catalogue, one gets the impression that he’s definitely well-suited in human comedy-dramas of affluent, middle-class Americans. Kwapis’ film style is greatly utilized here more than in its subject matter; it’s essentially a two-hander piece between Robert Redford’s Bill Bryson, the travelling writer, and his old companion Katz (Nick Nolte). The set ups these characters find themselves in are akin to the sitcom aesthetics Kwapis is also used to working in, with simplistic two-shot camera compositions. In short, Kwapis fans shan’t be disappointed.
Further strengths lie in the on-screen chemistry between Redford and Nolte as they portray such polar opposite characters; Bryson is a sarcastic »
- Matthew Lee
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this magnificent Monday? The Madden 16 video game has a new ad using movie stars, we have a supercut of awkward celebrity interviews and a video that shows iconic horror themes with much different sounds. But first, watch how teenagers react to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 trailer and learn just how many people Batman has killed over the years. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Batman Movie Kill Count Supercut
Mr. Sunday Movies is back with a new three-minute supercut that shows every time Batman has killed one of his enemies in the live-action movies. The final number may surprise you, and it's interesting to see the ways that Batman has dispensed of his enemies, »
The ferocious rhymes of hip-hop icons N.W.A.’s controversial 1988 anthem “F–k tha Police” scarcely seem to have aged when they blast on to the soundtrack of “Straight Outta Compton,” echoing into a world where the abuse of black Americans at the hands of law-enforcement officials remains common headline news. But if “Compton” is undeniably of the moment, it’s also timeless in its depiction of how artists and writers transform the world around them into angry, profane, vibrant and singular personal expression. A conventional music-world biopic in outline, but intensely human and personal in its characterizations and attention to detail, director F. Gary Gray’s movie is a feast for hip-hop connoisseurs and novices alike as it charts the West Coast rap superstars’ meteoric rise, fractious in-fighting and discovery that the music business can be as savage as the inner-city streets. A very smart piece of »
- Variety Staff
Little Miss Sunshine goes the way of La Femme Nikita in “Final Girl,” a mildly intriguing thriller of comeuppance that leaves you wanting more — not more archly stylized violence or repetitive revenge fantasy, perhaps, but more insight into the connection between the eponymous assassin (Abigail Breslin) and her highly skilled mentor (Wes Bentley). Then again, with its seemingly deliberate absence of context or character development, this patchy, underwritten thriller could almost pass for a critique of any number of genre forebears in which the mere presence of a hot, ass-kicking female avenger is meant to seem subversive. Drawing out a thin, largely tension-free payback scenario involving four murderous jocks with a penchant for sweet young blondes, Tyler Shields’ so-so but promising directing debut could get a boost from its name leads in otherwise modest theatrical and VOD play.
Not to be confused with “The Final Girls,” a cheeky horror sendup currently making the festival rounds, »
- Justin Chang
Production is now underway on location in New York City on the New Line Cinema comedy Going In Style, directed by Zach Braff (“Garden State”) and starring Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”), Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules,” “Hannah and Her Sisters”) and Alan Arkin (“Little Miss Sunshine”).
Freeman, Caine and Arkin team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.
- Michelle McCue
The film is a remake of the 1979 caper starring George Burns and Art Carney, and stars Arkin alongside Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (Now You See Me) and Michael Caine (The Dark Knight) as a group of lifetime friends who plan to rob a bank who stiffed them for their pensions.
In addition, Deadline has reported that Matt Dillon (Crash) has also joined the cast of the film as an FBI agent on the trail of three guys. Braff’s Wish I Was Here co-star Joey King has also joined the cast as Caine’s granddaughter.
- Scott J. Davis
Exclusive Final Girl clip and photos Cinedigm and Nassar Entertainment will be releasing the stylish new horror film Final Girl in select theaters, on Digital HD and Video On Demand on August 14, and they have provided us with an exclusive Final Girl clip featuring a tense chase scene between star Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, Zombieland) and…
- Max Evry
In anticipation of Final Girl's release next Friday, a new clip has been revealed courtesy of Cinedigm. Also: the visual-gasm continues with a trailer for The Devil of Kreuzberg and finally, release details for The Wicked Within.
Press Release: "Renowned photographer to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Tyler Shields will captivate audiences with his debut feature film, the “sardonic, smart, stylized, thriller” (Dennis Dermody, Paper), Final Girl. Starring Oscar® nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, Zombieland), Final Girl will debut in select theaters, Digital HD and Video on Demand August 14 from Cinedigm (Nasdaq:cidm) and Nasser Entertainment.
Also starring BAFTA® Film Award nominee Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games,American Beauty), Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games, Lone Survivor), Francesca Eastwood (Jersey Boys), daughter of Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood, »
- Tamika Jones
Cookie Lyon is looking hot! "Empire" star Taraji P. Henson brought the sexy during Fox's Summer 2015 TCA All-star party in West Hollywood, California on Thursday night. The 44-year-old stole the spotlight in a plunging Cushnie et Ochs Lbd that showed off her assets! She kept her hair in long loose curls and paired the look with a striped clutch and bronze strappy sandals. For fans who can't get enough of Cookie, series creator Lee Daniels revealed during a panel that there will be a spin-off chronicling the character's younger years. Another Fox series we're dying to see: "Scream Queens." That show's cast members also walked the carpet at the event in equally fashion-forward ensembles. Keke Palmer went with an edgy look for the night. The 21-year-old stunned in a metallic green knit crop top and skirt combo. She finished her look with loose waves and black sandals. Her costar Emma Watson »
- tooFab Staff
Fashion is something that means a great deal of things, different to each person. To some it’s just stuff to wear as you go about your day, to others it is a way to express one’s self and to others it is a great art form that deserves serious cultural and sociological respect and admiration. And that doesn’t even touch the world of shoes and footwear.
To many, shoes are the ultimate fashion statement. Some may see them as just things to cover your feet during the day, but to many they are art pieces that are more deserving than any of a high price tag. With some shoes reaching into the thousands of dollars and coming from the most respected of designers, who are the people that not only are able to afford these pieces, but dedicate much of their life to collecting them like film fans do Blu-ray releases? »
- Joshua Brunsting
When will Hellboy learn that there's always a catch? A four-page preview of Dark Horse Comics' Hellboy in Hell #7 is below. Also: a Final Girl clip starring Abigail Breslin and Blu-ray / DVD details for Shivers Down Your Spine.
Hellboy in Hell #7: “The Hounds of Pluto” Part 1 of 2.
A sickness eats away at Hellboy. Though he’s dead, he risks losing himself and becoming one of the hollow phantoms that haunt Hell. A team of doctors promises a cure, but they need something from him first.
Press Release: "Renowned photographer to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Tyler Shields will captivate audiences with his debut feature film, »
- Tamika Jones
Marc Klein has spent the last four months working on a script for Relativity called “The Lost Wife,” a World War II love story set during the Holocaust. He traveled to Auschwitz and Czech Republic for research, but now the project — and the rest of his paycheck — hang in limbo, after the studio that backed it filed for bankruptcy on Thursday.
“This isn’t something I’d be able to write at a major studio,” Klein said. “It’s a story that Hollywood could tell and isn’t anymore. The one company who did is now bankrupt. That’s a bummer. They’ve been nothing but great to me.”
Beyond his own project, Klein says that Relativity’s financial meltdown will send shockwaves throughout he entertainment industry. “It’s a sad day for the movie business,” says Klein, who also worked with Relativity as the co-writer of “Mirror Mirror,” starring Julia Roberts. »
- Brent Lang and Ramin Setoodeh
Written & Directed by Bryan Reisberg
Few cinematic genres offer the kind of broad palette for creating tales of self-discovery as the American road trip movie. Easy Rider, Little Miss Sunshine, and the upcoming Vacation are wildly varying styles of films, all firmly ensconcing themselves between dramatic and comedic in the road trip movie pantheon. Director Bryan Reisberg’s, Big Significant Things, is a quirky film that sits betwixt Little Miss Sunshine and Vacation in terms of tone. Big Significant Things never reaches the comedic highs or packs the dramatic punch to distinguish itself as a comedy or drama, relegating this movie to a murky tonal middle ground that is as nondescript as the lonely interstate highways and dusty back roads that road trip movies are famous for.
- Victor Stiff
Mary Lynn Rajskub has booked a series regular role on the Amazon pilot Highston, the half-hour coming-of-age comedy written by Nebraska scribe Bob Nelson, executive produced Sacha Baron Cohen and to be directed by the Little Miss Sunshine duo of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The single-camera project centers on Highston Liggets, a kind 19-year-old and perched on the edge of adulthood. When he encounters a world he doesn't understand, like Elwood P. Dowd, he retreats… »
New trailer for Miss You Already
Here’s the synopsis:
From director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Thirteen), starring Drew Barrymore (Never Been Kissed, Charlie’s Angels, The Wedding Singer) and Toni Collette (Muriel’s Wedding, Little Miss Sunshine, About A Boy) comes an honest and powerful story following two best friends through the highs and lows of life.
They say opposites attract. Milly (Toni Collette) is the woman who has everything: a successful career; a devoted husband and two gorgeous kids. Her best friend is Jess (Drew Barrymore), Jess works in a community garden; lives in a »
- Paul Heath
Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in Maggie along alongside Academy Award Nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck), and J.D. Evermore (Dallas Buyers Club). Schwarzenegger plays Wade Vogel, a husband and father who searches for his eldest daughter, Maggie (Breslin), only to find her in a hospital after being bitten and thus infected with a […]
- Anya Ferguson
He is young – and looks younger – but the actor has 15 years of great roles behind him. As Love & Mercy, in which he plays the youthful Brian Wilson, hits UK cinemas, we look back at the highlights of his career
His boyish features suggest otherwise, but Paul Dano is now 31, and he has a good 15 years of indie flicks and character roles behind him. This week, he can be seen several stone heavier playing the young Brian Wilson in biopic Love & Mercy – a rare star turn for an actor who usually plays supporting roles.
If screen careers can be traced through vocal performances, Dano’s route – from a mute teenager in Little Miss Sunshine to the voice of an angel in Love & Mercy – has just reached its apex. Here are some of the highlights along the way.
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- Steven Puddicombe
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