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Christina Applegate Family Dramedy in Development at Lifetime

2 December 2016 10:32 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Christina Applegate‘s small-screen career is about to take a serious turn.

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The actress — best known for her comedic work on shows like Married… With Children (1987–1997), Jesse (1998–2000) and Samantha Who? (2007–2009) — has been tapped to star in a new dramedy for Lifetime, our sister site Deadline reports.

Your Time Is Up, written by Kathleen Robertson (Murder in the First) and produced by Gil Netter (Life of Pi), finds Applegate playing a put-upon psychologist struggling to reclaim her life after tragedy strikes her family. Per the report, her “unconventional upbringing »

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New trailers for The Mummy, Office Christmas Party, Rogue One and more top our weekly round-up

2 December 2016 6:33 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

New trailers for The Mummy, Office Christmas Party, Rogue One and more top our weekly round-upNew trailers for The Mummy, Office Christmas Party, Rogue One and more top our weekly round-upGarrett McCormick12/2/2016 9:33:00 Am

Check out Cineplex's weekly round-up below, featuring new trailers, posters and movie news!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

We are more than ready to finish off 2016 the best way possible by watching the most anticipated movie of the year, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Although the film is just a few short weeks from its release, it still feels light-years away! Thankfully to tie us over until December 16th, a new trailer has been released so it’s safe to say our weeks are starting off perfectly.

The Rebel Alliance recruits Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) to work with a team including Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) to steal the design plans of the Empire's new weapon, »

- Garrett McCormick

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The Get Down Star Justice Smith Signs On For The Jurassic World Sequel

1 December 2016 2:27 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Justice Smith has signed on for a role in Universal Pictures & Amblin Entertainment's upcoming sequel to their 2015 mega-blockbuster Jurassic World.  Details on his role are being kept under wraps for the time being, but he's now the third new addition for the hotly anticipated sequel, following Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger) and Rafe Spall (Life of Pi), who both joined early last month. The dinosaur sequel, which is due out June 2018, will once again be headlined by Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol.2) & Bryce Dallas Howard (Black Mirror) - who will reprise their roles as Owen & Claire from the original film - and they probably won't be the only familiar faces as B.D. Wong (Gotham) is also expected to return in some capacity. Production has been slated to begin spring 2017 in England with J.A. Bayona (A Monster Calls) in the director's chair. »

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The Shack Trailer Takes Sam Worthington on a Mysterious Journey

1 December 2016 9:19 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sam Worthington returns to the big screen as mourning father and husband trying to find his way in the first trailer for The Shack, hitting theaters March 3, 2017. This drama will have some heavy competition when it hits theaters, going up against 20th Century Fox's superhero adventure Logan, starring Hugh Jackman and Open Road Films' drama Before I Fall starring Zoey Deutch. This uplifting drama could become a box office hit, providing some counter-programming for those who aren't into superheroes and teen thrillers.

Along with the trailer, Lionsgate has also debuted the first poster for The Shack, which features stars Sam Worthington and Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer. When Octavia Spencer first joined this adaptation of William P. Young's novel last March, it was revealed that she is actually playing God, and while her character's identity isn't exactly revealed in the trailer, it's quite clear that there is something very special about her character, »

- MovieWeb

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Donald Trump Names Steven Mnuchin New Treasury Secretary

29 November 2016 3:50 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Steven Terner Mnuchin, a Wall Street financier with Hollywood ties, who plays a banker in Warren Beatty’s Rules Don’t Apply, has been named Donald Trump’s Treasury secretary. Not coincidentally, Mnuchin, 53, was national finance chairman for Trump’s successful presidential campaign. A familiar presence in Hollywood, he helped finance the X-Men franchise, Gravity, The Lego Movie, Avatar, and Life of Pi. He invested in such movies as Suicide Squad, George Miller’s Mad Max… »

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From ‘La La Land’ to ‘Jackie,’ Celluloid Thrives in Cinematography Oscar Race

28 November 2016 10:56 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The first note of interest when looking at this year’s contenders for the cinematography Oscar is that the victor in this category three years running, Emmanuel Lubezki, looks to be sitting the race out for a change. The second is that there are, notably, a number of celluloid productions in the hunt. Last year’s race saw 70mm (“The Hateful Eight”), 35mm (“Bridge of Spies”) and even some 16mm (“Carol”). This year has some of that variety, too.

At the top, Dp Linus Sandgren’s lensing of “La La Land” is special not just because it was a film production, but because it was captured in the 2.55:1 CinemaScope aspect ratio. The effect isn’t as eye-poppingly wide as Robert Richardson’s “Hateful Eight” work, of course, but it provides a vast canvas for Damien Chazelle’s musical to play out with gorgeous lighting and blocking throughout.

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- Kristopher Tapley

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2017 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture

27 November 2016 10:32 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

With Sundance and Cannes behind us and the fall festivals winding up, the Oscar race is in full swing. Distributors are in full campaign mode for the 2016-17 awards season.

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Launching at Sundance was Kenneth Lonergan’s emotionally devastating drama “Manchester By the Sea” (Roadside Attractions), starring acting contenders Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Lucas Hedges. Will Amazon Studios (with distributor Roadside Attractions) do better in the Oscar derby than rival Netflix did last year? They’re hoping so, by adopting a more theatrically friendly approach.

Don’t count out one of the most popular and well-reviewed films of the year, Jon Favreau’s Rudyard Kipling adaptation “The Jungle Book” (Disney). Like Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi,”  the family film could emerge as a strong contender with support from all the crafts.

Another strong candidate is Focus Features’ “Loving,” the heart-tugging Jeff Nichols drama that »

- Anne Thompson

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2017 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture

27 November 2016 10:32 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

With Sundance and Cannes behind us and the fall festivals winding up, the Oscar race is in full swing. Distributors are in full campaign mode for the 2016-17 awards season.

Read More: 2017 Oscar Predictions

Launching at Sundance was Kenneth Lonergan’s emotionally devastating drama “Manchester By the Sea” (Roadside Attractions), starring acting contenders Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Lucas Hedges. Will Amazon Studios (with distributor Roadside Attractions) do better in the Oscar derby than rival Netflix did last year? They’re hoping so, by adopting a more theatrically friendly approach.

Don’t count out one of the most popular and well-reviewed films of the year, Jon Favreau’s Rudyard Kipling adaptation “The Jungle Book” (Disney). Like Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi,”  the family film could emerge as a strong contender with support from all the crafts.

Another strong candidate is Focus Features’ “Loving,” the heart-tugging Jeff Nichols drama that »

- Anne Thompson

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2017 Oscar Predictions

27 November 2016 10:07 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

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Awards Season Analysis:

The Oscar race is under way. Distributors are in full campaign mode for the 2016-17 awards season.

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After earning strong reviews, a standing ovation and the two top awards at the Sundance Film Festival, Nate Parker’s “The Birth of A Nation” was an early frontrunner for Best Picture. The Academy not only loves a well-told true story (see “Spotlight,” “Argo” and “12 Years A Slave”), but last year’s diversity controversy promised to shine an even greater light on “Nation” this year. The film was acquired in a bidding war for $17.5 million by Fox Searchlight, which »

- Anne Thompson

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2017 Oscar Predictions

27 November 2016 10:07 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Predictions:

2017 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture

2017 Oscar Predictions: Best Director

2017 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor

2017 Oscar Predictions: Best Actress

2017 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

2017 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actress

2017 Oscar Predictions: Best Animated Feature

2017 Oscar Predictions: Best Documentary

2017 Oscar Predictions: Best Foreign Language Film

2017 Oscar Predictions: Best Adapted Screenplay

Awards Season Analysis:

The Oscar race is under way. Distributors are in full campaign mode for the 2016-17 awards season.

Read More: 2017 Oscar Predictions

After earning strong reviews, a standing ovation and the two top awards at the Sundance Film Festival, Nate Parker’s “The Birth of A Nation” was an early frontrunner for Best Picture. The Academy not only loves a well-told true story (see “Spotlight,” “Argo” and “12 Years A Slave”), but last year’s diversity controversy promised to shine an even greater light on “Nation” this year. The film was acquired in a bidding war for $17.5 million by Fox Searchlight, which »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Doctor Strange’ Lead Visual Effects Oscar Race

25 November 2016 10:08 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Members of the Academy’s visual effects branch will have their work cut out for them in narrowing this year’s wide-ranging field of big-screen spectacles down to 10 semi-finalists for the bakeoff stage in a few weeks, let alone settling on five nominees to fill out the Oscar ballot.

At least two films are all but locked for recognition, and one of them we can probably feel safe in calling sight-unseen: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” No one will get a look at the film until the Dec. 10 Hollywood premiere, but the mega franchise’s history in this category is difficult to ignore; the only “Star Wars” film to be dismissed by the visual effects branch was “Revenge of the Sith” in 2005, when the whole enterprise had become rather stale (despite, naturally, showing no signs of weakness at the box office). Not only that, but visual effects play into »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Dealing with grief through cinema

24 November 2016 4:28 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ben Holliday Nov 29, 2016

How the movies help us deal with loss - and how the likes of Star Wars show that life goes on...

Light spoilers for Lord Of The Rings, Star Trek Beyond and Life Of Pi lie ahead

Lord Of The Rings was a transient and some may say biblical experience for the younger me. Peter Jackson’s magnum opus was a trilogy to call my own; in a world full of Star Wars, Back To The Future and Star Trek I had finally gone to the cinema year after year to experience my own cultural mega event. Howard Shore’s score was my score. Legolas taking down the Oliphant was My Luke ensnaring the At-at with his snowspeeder cable. If they were ever to return to Middle Earth an screw it up years down the line, it would be my childhood getting defiled.

And then The Hobbit happened. »

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Box Office Preview: Thanksgiving Weekend Needs Help, But Only ‘Moana’ Can Come To The Rescue

22 November 2016 12:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last weekend was the lowest-grossing pre-Thanksgiving Top Ten since 2007, and exhibitors are again looking to Disney to lead a rebound. “Moana,” its latest in-house animated feature, will easily top three other new wide releases. If it lives up to its potential, it might do well enough to push box office to last year’s totals.

Warner Bros.’ “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” though hitting low-end expectations with a $74 million initial weekend, didn’t rise to the level of past new films from the “Hunger Games,” “Twilight” and “Harry Potter” franchises, all released on the same date. That led to a Top Ten total of $147 million over the weekend, 10 percent below 2015.

Moana” and the other films debuting Wednesday (“Allied”/Paramount, “Bad Santa 2″/Broad Green, “Rules Don’t Apply”/20th Century Fox) will have to defy history to equal or exceed last year’s three-day total of $168 million — especially »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Arthouse Audit: ‘Manchester by the Sea’ Opens Stronger than ‘Nocturnal Animals’

20 November 2016 10:54 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The fall specialized season (with attached awards campaigns) is going into high gear. This weekend brings the release of Amazon Studios Sundance pickup “Manchester by the Sea” (Roadside Attractions), one of the year’s most anticipated films, to a strong initial response in its first two cities. Also, Focus Features released buzzy festival hit “Nocturnal Animals” somewhat wider to enough interest to suggest ongoing adult audiences ahead.

None of these grosses challenge 2016’s top limited releases, though, consistent with what has been a decline in overall specialty numbers this year. But they join “Moonlight” and “Loving” among successful launches that perform well enough to keep their awards chances alive along with their commercial prospects.

That’s in stark contrast with Ang Lee’s technological experiment “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.” After what seemed to be a decent start in two theaters last weekend, its wider national break ranks with »

- Tom Brueggemann

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‘How to Meet a Mermaid’ Exclusive Trailer: Three People Find Refuge In The Sea In Search of a Better Place

18 November 2016 2:48 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Coco Schrijber’s documentary “How to Meet a Mermaid” examines the unpredictable nature of the sea and the stories of Lex, Rebecca, and Miguel, three protagonists who entrust their lives to the water in search of a better place. Though the sea has many faces — friendship, beauty, solace, strength — it’s what we choose to see it in that matters most. Schrijber conquers her fear of the sea by taking a plunge to the bottom in search of an answer for her brother’s disappearance, all the while meditating on what the sea means to others. Watch an exclusive trailer for the film below.

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“‘Life of Pi,’ ‘All is Lost,’ ‘Dead Calm,’ ‘Cast Away’; all are stunning films, each with the sea as their subject,” says Schrijber. “Nonetheless, they all deal with ‘the will to survive’, as emphasized in their trailers. »

- Vikram Murthi

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Oscars 2017 How the Election Will Impact Craft Nominations

17 November 2016 1:30 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Faced with the reality of  a Trump presidency, the Academy is doubling down on its Diversity Initiative. Already, the film industry is supplying more than the usual number of Oscar contenders boasting women and people of color, including the crafts.

Will voters be in the mood to send a post-Election inclusion message? You bet. The biggest impact could occur in the cinematography race, where only one person of African descent has ever been nominated (British-born Remi Adefarasin for “Elizabeth”), and no women. Cinematographer James Wong Howe, nominated seven times, won two Oscars, and Peter Pau one (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”), while 10 other Asians have been nominated in that category. The last four cinematography winners are Latino, including Claudio Miranda (“Life of Pi”) and three-time winner Emmanuel Lubezki (“Gravity,” “Birdman,” “The Revenant”).

After being overlooked for “Selma,” Bradford Young has a second opportunity to become the first African-American nominee for his poetic imagery in “Arrival, »

- Bill Desowitz

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Movie Review – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016)

17 November 2016 2:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. 2016

Directed by Ang Lee.

Starring Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker, Makenzie Leigh, Ben Platt, Beau Knapp, Brian ‘Astro’ Bradley, Arturo Castro, Mason Lee, Barney Harris, and Steve Martin.

Synopsis:

19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad – contrasting the realities of war with America’s perceptions.

Not that I take other reviews into consideration before writing out my own personal thoughts, but I couldn’t help but notice after Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (based on the novel of the same name by Ben Fountain) premiered at the New York Film Festival, the results were somewhat disastrous. Director Ang Lee (Academy Award-winning filmmaker behind the visually groundbreaking Life of Pi and also the man behind everybody’s favorite superhero movie »

- Robert Kojder

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Salman Khan Films & First Take Entertainment announce Irrfan Khan starrer “Lions of the Sea” based on the “Komagata Maru incident”

17 November 2016 12:02 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Salman Khan Films (Skf) and First Take Entertainment Ltd. (Fte) have announced that they will be jointly producing “Lions of the Sea”, a film based on a true story surrounding the voyage from India to Canada aboard the Komagata Maru. The incidents which surrounded the events of this journey have forever changed the immigration policies of Canada.

The film is set in 1914 and is a tragic and heart wrenching story of 376 Indian passengers who dared to embark on this journey seeking a life of opportunity and privilege. “Lions of the Sea” is a voyage that challenged the spying, duplicity, racism and hypocrisy of the largest Empire in the world.

“Skf is delighted to join hands with First Take and participate in telling the story of the Komagata Maru incident. “Lions of the Sea” is a film based on a true incident which depicts heroism of all those who were on »

- BollySpice Editors

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Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk | Review

16 November 2016 12:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Walk the Line: Lee’s Technological Prowess Yearns for More Than Earnest Wartime Narrative Can Deliver

For his first venture since 2012 Oscar winner Life of Pi, Ang Lee embarks on another outsider perspective, this time a curious technological experiment on the aftershocks of wartime amongst Us troops in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, an adaptation of Ben Fountain’s novel.

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- Nicholas Bell

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‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ Review: Ang Lee’s Groundbreaking Movie Is Year’s Biggest Disappointment

10 November 2016 1:51 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

I am a devoted fan of Ang Lee. The three-time Oscar-winning director responsible for such disparate and terrific films as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain, Lust Caution, Sense & Sensibility and, best of all, Life Of Pi, is always someone who challenges himself and movie convention. So you can imagine how much I have been looking forward to his latest, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, which is not only based on Ben Fountain’s beloved 2012 book but also is… »

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