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Coldplay, Lorde and Lana Del Rey among Oscars 2015 Best Song contenders

13 December 2014 8:13 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The list of possible contenders for Best Original Song at the Oscars 2015 has been revealed.

Coldplay, Lorde and Lana Del Rey make up three of the 79 potential nominations released by the academy, four more songs than last year's 75.

Coldplay's 'Miracles' is eligible, which features in Angelina Jolie's Unbroken, while Lorde's 'Yellow Flicker Beat' from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is also in the running.

Del Rey created the lead song from Tim Burton film Big Eyes, and other contenders include Glen Campbell and Patti Smith.

'Everything Is Awesome' from The Lego Movie could also scoop the prize, as well as Sia's 'Opportunity' from Annie.

Nominations will be announced on January 15.

Listen to Coldplay's 'Miracles' below:

The full list of contenders is as follows:

'It's on Again' - The Amazing Spider-Man 2

'Opportunity' - Annie

'Lost Stars' - Begin Again

'Grateful' - Beyond the Lights »

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The Academy Announces Eligibility For 114 Scores, 79 Songs And 323 Feature Films In 87th Oscar Race

12 December 2014 5:37 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Three hundred twenty-three feature films are eligible for the 2014 Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.

To be eligible for 87th Academy Awards consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days.

Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format.

Feature films that receive their first public exhibition or distribution in any manner other than as a theatrical motion picture release are not eligible for Academy Awards in any category. The “Reminder List of Productions Eligible for the 87th Academy Awards” is available at http://www.oscars.org/oscars/rules-eligibility.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also announced that 114 scores »

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Red Band Trailer for Kingsman: The Secret Service

11 December 2014 4:00 PM, PST | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

Did I mention Kingsman: The Secret Service looks like a lot fun? I believe I did and if you still don’t believe me, this red band trailer should convince even the most jaded out there. Based on the spy comic book series “The Secret Service” written by Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Wanted) and Dave Gibbons, Kingsman: […]

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Chris Rock, Beyoncé, 'Selma' and more pick up NAACP Image Awards nominations

9 December 2014 3:59 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Nominations for the 46th annual NAACP Image Awards were announced today across categories in film, television, music and the literary world. In the film arena, top nominees were Amma Asante's "Belle," Gina Prince-Bythewood's "Beyond the Lights," Justin Simien's "Dear White People," Tate Taylor's "Get On Up" and Ava DuVernay's "Selma." Check out the full list of nominees below. Winners will be announced on Feb. 6. And remember to keep track of the season via The Circuit! Film Outstanding Motion Picture "Belle" (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films) "Beyond The Lights" (Relativity Media) "Dear White People" (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions) "Get On Up" (Universal Pictures) "Selma" (Paramount Pictures) Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture Amma Asante, "Belle" (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films) Antoine Fuqua, "The Equalizer" (Columbia Pictures) Ava DuVernay, "Selma" (Paramount Pictures) John Ridley, "Jimi: All Is By My Side" (XLrator Media) Gina Prince-Bythewood, "Beyond The Lights »

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‘Selma’ & ‘Get On Up’ Lead NAACP Image Awards Nominations

9 December 2014 10:32 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Paramount’s Selma, Universal’s Get On Up and Lionsgate’s Dear White People are among the Outstanding Motion Picture nominees for the NAACP’s Image Awards, which will be bestowed live on TVOne on February 6. On the TV side, Shonda Rhimes’ ABC trifecta of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder are all up for best drama. Here is the full list:

Film

Outstanding Motion Picture

Belle” (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films)

Beyond The Lights” (Relativity Media)

Dear White People” (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions)

Get On Up” (Universal Pictures)

Selma” (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Chadwick Boseman – “Get On Up” (Universal Pictures)

David Oyelowo – “Selma” (Paramount Pictures)

Denzel Washington – “The Equalizer” (Columbia Pictures)

Idris Elba – “No Good Deed” (Screen Gems)

Nate Parker – “Beyond The Lights” (Relativity Media)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Gugu Mbatha-Raw – “Belle” (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films)

Quvenzhané Wallis »

- The Deadline Team

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‘Get On Up,’ ‘Selma,’ ‘Dear White People’ Score NAACP Image Award Nominations (Full List)

9 December 2014 9:54 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Belle,” “Beyond the Lights,” “Dear White People,” “Get On Up” and “Selma” have grabbed top film nominations for the 46th annual NAACP Image Awards.

The Image Awards will be handed out Feb. 6 in a ceremony telecast live by TV One.

Get On Up” star Chadwick Boseman, “Selma’s” David Oyelowo, Nate Parker of “Beyond the Lights,” Gugu Mbatha-Raw of “Belle” and Tessa Thompson of “Dear White People” are among the actors who were cited.

Boseman, Oyelowo and Mbatha-Raw are all portraying real-life people.

In the TV heat, ABC freshman “Black-ish” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” Bet’s “The Game” and “Being Mary Jane” were among the top nominees. ABC did well, earning three of the five drama-series nominations. Also notable was Lifetime’s scoring seven of the 10 nominations in the two lead acting categories for telefilm/miniseries/dramatic special.

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‘Get On Up,’ ‘Selma,’ ‘Dear White People’ Score NAACP Image Award Nominations (Full List)

9 December 2014 9:54 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Belle,” “Beyond the Lights,” “Dear White People,” “Get On Up” and “Selma” have grabbed top film nominations for the 46th annual NAACP Image Awards.

Get On Up” star Chadwick Boseman, “Selma’s” David Oyelowo, Nate Parker of “Beyond the Lights,” Gugu Mbatha-Raw of “Belle” and Tessa Thompson of “Dear White People” also earned top acting noms. The Image Awards will be handed out Feb. 6 in a ceremony telecast live by TV One.

In the TV heat, ABC freshman “Black-ish” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” Bet’s “The Game” and “Being Mary Jane” were among the top nominees.

(Pictured: “Dear White People”)

Here is a full list of Image Award nominees:

Motion Picture

Outstanding Motion Picture “Belle” (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films) “Beyond The Lights” (Relativity Media) “Dear White People” (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions) “Get On Up” (Universal Pictures) “Selma” (Paramount Pictures »

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Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman named Hollywood's top comic writer

26 November 2014 1:33 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman has topped a list of the five most powerful comic writers in Hollywood.

Geoff Johns, Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Millar and Chris Claremont also feature on The Hollywood Reporter's list.

In addition to AMC's hit adaptation of Kirkman's bestselling zombie series The Walking Dead, he also has a zombie spinoff in the works, as well as adaptations of his Outcast and Thief of Thieves comics.

DC Comics' chief creative officer Johns has been involved in both its film and television adaptations, including Constantine, Arrow, The Flash, Gotham and iZombie, as well as films.

Television series based on Bendis's Jessica Jones comic Alias and Powers series are both in development.

Millar's projects have been adapted into films including Kick-Ass, Wanted and Kingsman: The Secret Service. His Civil War event miniseries will form the basis of the third Captain America film, and he has been »

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News Bits: Wars, See, Jobs, Beasts, Wanted

25 November 2014 11:31 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Star Wars: Episode VIII

Tim Burton's regular production designer Rick Heinrichs has come onboard Rian Johnson's "Star Wars: Episode VIII" in that capacity.

Heinrichs has served as production designer on films such as "Sleepy Hollow," "Fargo," "The Big Lebowski," the second and third "Pirates of the Caribbean" films, "The Wolfman," "Frankenweenie" and "Captain America: The First Avenger". [Source: Variety]

Now You See Me 2

The sequel to the illusionist heist thriller "Now You See Me" has scored an official title - "Now You See Me: The Second Act".

In the new film, the Four Horsemen resurface and find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet. [Source: Coming Soon]

Steve Jobs Biopic

Universal has officially picked up the Aaron Sorkin-penned biopic about tech visionary and late Apple chief Steve Jobs, nabbing the project after Sony put it in turnaround last week. »

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'Kick-Ass' Creator Mark Millar on How to Succeed in Comics and Hollywood

25 November 2014 6:25 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

If Mark Millar, one of The Hollywood Reporter's most powerful comic writers, has one piece of advice for other writers in Hollywood, it's this: "Be unobtainable." The 44-year-old creator of Wanted, Kick-Ass and next year's Kingsman: The Secret Service practices what he preaches. "I go to L.A. just once a year, and even with the time difference, I never do a call after around 6:30 p.m. U.K. time," he says. "Writers often try to please too much, and I think it makes people take them for granted." With a slate that includes

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Wanted 2 Still Alive, Says Producer Marc Platt

25 November 2014 5:25 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When a movie does as well at the box office as Wanted did ($341 million on a $75 million budget), a sequel is usually assured, but it’s been a long six years since that action-thriller hit theaters, and the lack of news about Wanted 2 led many to believe that the project had been laid to rest. However, according to producer Marc Platt, the sequel is still very much in the works and has a screenplay that is already “far along.”

Platt’s comments came during an interview with Coming Soon, which met with him to discuss his upcoming Disney musical Into the Woods. When asked about Wanted 2, the producer explained:

“We have a script that’s getting pretty good. To do a sequel when it wasn’t really set up for a sequel–one of our main characters dies in it. You don’t want to just retread a similar story, »

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Wanted 2 Might Actually Happen, Forward Progress Is Being Made

24 November 2014 6:10 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It has been over six years since Wanted was released, and after it took in a rather impressive $340 million from a $75 million budget, a sequel was soon promised. But the fact that it has now been stuck in development hell for just over half a decade means that most fans of the original had given up hope that Wanted 2 would ever actually get to the big screen. According to Wanted.s producers, however, there's a chance that the sequel could still happen. During a discussion with Coming Soon to promote their upcoming Disney musical Into The Woods, producers Marc Platt and John DeLuca confirmed that a script for Wanted 2 has been prepared and that they are pretty happy with it. However, according to Platt, it sounds as though it.s still being worked on. Said the filmmaker, "We have a script that.s getting pretty good. To do »

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'Wanted 2' Is Still Happening; Script Not Yet Finished

24 November 2014 1:11 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While doing press for his upcoming musical Into the Woods, producer Marc Platt offered updates on two of his upcoming projects, the action-packed sequel Wanted 2 and another musical adaptation, Wicked.

Just a few days before Wanted hit theaters in 2008, Mark Millar, who wrote the comic book the film is based on, revealed that a sequel was already in the works, although we haven't heard much on the follow-up in the six years that followed that initial announcement. Marc Platt reveals that the script is still being developed, and it isn't quite there yet. But the sequel will happen nonetheless:

"We have a script that's getting pretty good. To do a sequel when it wasn't really set up for a sequel - one of our main characters dies in it. You don't want to just retread a similar story, but when we get the script to a certain bar, there will be a sequel. »

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What's Up With That 'Wanted' Sequel?

24 November 2014 10:39 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Back in 2008, Wanted came out and was a decent hit for Universal. Based on a comic miniseries by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones, the film starred a relatively unknown James McAvoy and managed to turn make $340+ million on a $75 million budget. Ever since, rumblings of a sequel have ranged from "Oh, definitely!" to "We'll see." Well, Coming Soon had a chance to speak with that film's producers and find out what the status of that film is- now that we're six years removed from the original. One of them, Marc Platt, was willing to speak candidly about where they are in that process.

His answers, though, lead me to believe that we're still at the "wait and see" stage and, with so much time having gone by, I get the feeling it would take a major development for this thing to happen.

Here's what Platt said about the state of »

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Wanted Producer Says Sequel is Still Happening

24 November 2014 4:54 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

We've been hearing rumors of a sequel to "Wanted" ever since the first film hit theaters in 2008 and grossed $341 million worldwide on a budget of $75 million. And now, producer Marc Platt revealed the status of the follow-up. "We have a script that's getting pretty good," he explained. "To do a sequel when it wasn't really set up for a sequel . one of our main characters (played by Angelina Jolie) dies in it. You don't want to just retread a similar story, but when we get the script to a certain bar, there will be a sequel. It's taken a while because it's challenging, as I said, because we lost a main, main character, so where that James McAvoy character goes now... we have good ideas though. It's coming along." Platt went on to confirm that comic book creator Marc Millar will be involved with the sequel. "He's always going to »

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Wanted 2 producer offers update: "It's coming along"

24 November 2014 3:02 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Producer Marc Platt has offered an update on Wanted 2.

He revealed that writer Mark Millar is involved in the comic book sequel.

"We have a script that's getting pretty good," Platt told Coming Soon. "To do a sequel when it wasn't really set up for a sequel - one of our main characters dies in it.

"You don't want to just retread a similar story, but when we get the script to a certain bar, there will be a sequel. It's taken a while because it's challenging, as I said, because we lost a main, main character, so where that James McAvoy character goes now... we have good ideas though. It's coming along."

The first film was loosely based on Millar's comic book miniseries, which was set in a world where supervillains had eradicated all superheroes.

"[Millar is] always going to be involved but he's not going to write the screenplay which is far along, »

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Wanted producer gives update on sequel; says script is "getting pretty good"

24 November 2014 2:25 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Although it's been awhile since we've heard anything about a sequel to Timur Bekmambetov's Wanted, producer Marc Platt recently told Coming Soon they are still interested in doing another movie, and are currently working on the script. But if you haven't seen Wanted, you'll probably want to avoid Platt's comments below about the sequel. Spoiler Alert! We have a script that’s getting pretty good. To do a sequel when it »

- Jesse Giroux

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Wanted 2 still on the cards

23 November 2014 10:42 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Wanted 2 keeps edging closer to actually happening, as producer Marc Platt confirms the script is "getting pretty good"...

From the earliest days of the website we seem to have been reporting on a potential sequel to 2008's surprise hit, Wanted. The original movie starred James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman, with Timur Bekmambetov directing. And the first film ate up $341m at the global box office, Wanted 2 has been on the cards ever since.

However, Wanted 2 appeared to have fallen off-radar in recent years, and we'd assumed that the project had quietly been dropped. Not so though, says producer Marc Platt. "We have a script that’s getting pretty good", he told Coming Soon. "You don’t want to just retread a similar story, but when we get the script to a certain bar, there will be a sequel. It’s taken a while because it’s challenging. »

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Update On The Status Of The Wanted Sequel

23 November 2014 2:22 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

  It's hard to believe that it has been more than six years since the release of 2008's Wanted. Interest in a sequel has been lukewarm at best. The film seemed to come to a natural conclusion. One of the film's main attractions, Angelina Jolie's 'Fox,' had been killed off. Producer, Marc Platt, told comingsoon.net that the sequel is still coming together. “We have a script that’s getting pretty good,” Platt explained. “To do a sequel when it wasn’t really set up for a sequel–one of our main characters dies in it. You don’t want to just retread a similar story, but when we get the script to a certain bar, there will be a sequel. It’s taken a while because it’s challenging, as I said, because we lost a main, main character, so where that James McAvoy character goes now… we have good ideas though. »

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Soundtrack Download Is Free Today

19 November 2014 5:51 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Guardians of the Galaxy fans are in for a special treat today, with the entire soundtrack, also known as the "Awesome Mix Volume 1," available for a free, legal download through Google Play. This offer is good for today only (November 19), to help promote this week's Digital HD release of the Marvel Phase Two adventure, before it arrives on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD December 9.

The soundtrack, which is a compilation of hit songs from the 1960s and 1970s, was a big hit in its own right, topping the Billboard 200 sales charts shortly after Guardians of the Galaxy arrived in theaters, en route to going platinum. This free download offer is good for U.S. residents only, and the soundtrack will go back to its regular price tomorrow, so hurry and clickHere to get your free digital copy right now.

For those who prefer a retro approach, the soundtrack will also »

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