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His & Hers Oscars? Happy 10th to June & Johnny

20 November 2015 10:16 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Ten years ago right about now Reese & Joaquin took the stage in movie theaters with a full sung duet as June and Johnny Cash. Both were Oscar-nominated for their ringed fire as tempestuous country superstar marrieds with Reese going on to win in a strangely non competitive Best Actress year. His & Hers Oscar nominations for lively onscreen marriages aren't anything new of course but they also aren't dependable since one of the partners is often foregrounded while the other is window dressing or is equally brilliant but just not nominated.

But of the ten double nominees who did it best in the intervening years? (I included the divorced couples just to up the numbers). You decide. To make this more exciting, judge the performances Fused. Who wins your vote then? These are your ten options

Lead unless otherwise noted

2005 Joaquin Phoenix & Reese Witherspoon*, Walk the Line

2005 Heath Ledger & Michelle Williams »


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AFI Fest Can Be a Mixed Bag for Oscar Hopefuls

3 November 2015 10:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With early November being prime real estate for the annual movie awards season, you might think the AFI Fest would be a vital springboard into the Oscar race. But the blunt truth is that the event hasn’t been much of a lucky charm.

Over the past decade, films that have gone to the fest looking to establish a wave of support, only to more or less crash on the rocks, include Emilio Estevez’s “Bobby,” Robert Redford’s “Lions for Lambs,” Edward Zwick’s “Defiance” and “Love & Other Drugs,” Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar,” Sacha Gervasi’s “Hitchcock,” John Lee Hancock’s “Saving Mr. Banks” and J.C. Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year,” to name a few.

This year, the festival — which kicks off Nov. 5 — boasts three compelling world premieres in opening night, centerpiece and closing night slots, respectively: Angelina Jolie’s “By the Sea,” Peter Landesman’s “Concussion »

- Kristopher Tapley

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‘Amadeus’ Production Designer Tapped for Art Directors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award

13 October 2015 7:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Patrizia von Brandenstein will receive the Art Directors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

She was the first woman to win an Academy Award for production design, for “Amadeus,” and was also nominated for Oscars in the category for “Ragtime” and “The Untouchables.”

The award will be presented at the 20th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on Jan. 31 at the Beverly Hilton.

Von Brandenstein began her film career in 1972 as a set decorator on “The Candidate” and subsequently worked as a costume designer on “Between the Lines” and “Saturday Night Fever.” She teamed with her husband and fellow production designer, Stuart Wurtzel, on “Hester Street” and moved into art direction for “Breaking Away” and “Ragtime.”

She collaborated with Mike Nichols on “Silkwood,” “Working Girl” and “Postcards From the Edge.” Her additional production credits include “A Chorus Line,” “Billy Bathgate,” “Leap of Faith,” “A Simple Plan,” “Shaft,” “The Last Station” and “Albert Nobbs. »

- Dave McNary

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Fox and Becker Films ink distribution deal

1 September 2015 11:45 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Becker Film Group have struck a distribution agreement covering Australian and New Zealand for physical disc, electric sell-through and video on-demand. .

From October 1, Tcfhe will distribute Becker Film Group.s line-up of new releases, and manage the back catalogue library.

The Becker Family founded Australia.s first independent film and television distribution business in 1965.

The first release under the new agreement will be comedy, 5 Flights Up, starring Academy Award winners Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton. .

Tcfhe will also handle the distribution of their back catalogue including notable Becker titles Margin Call, The Last Station and Diana..

Tcfhe managing director, Flavio Paoli, said he was thrilled with the opportunity to represent Becker Film Group in the Australia and New Zealand markets. .

"Becker Film Group is a leading independent film distribution company and through this partnership will deliver quality film product to complement the Fox product portfolio, »

- Inside Film Correspondent

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Jai Courtney Joins The Kaiser’S Last Kiss Alongside Lily James And Christopher Plummer

7 July 2015 1:21 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Film House Germany’s Egoli Tossell Film has tapped Jai Courtney to star opposite Lily James (Cinderella, Wrath Of The Titans) in The Kaiser’S Last Kiss which will be directed by David Leveaux. The film will also star Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer (Beginners, The Last Station, Remember) as the Kaiser.

The Kaiser’S Last Kiss takes place around the 1940 invasion of Holland which brings the Nazis face to face with their former monarch, Kaiser Wilhelm (Christopher Plummer) – exiled to the Netherlands since 1917. In an effort to thwart the Nazis, the Dutch resistance work covertly with Winston Churchill in inserting an agent into the Kaiser’s household. A lethally dangerous love affair ignites between a German officer (Courtney) and a young Jewish Dutch woman (James) with consequences that neither they nor the Kaiser himself could have foreseen. As the Nazis race to identify and eliminate the agent, »

- Michelle McCue

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Time Machine: Bachchan and Rai - Bollywood King and Queen on Hollywood Red Carpet

9 May 2015 12:48 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai at the Oscars Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai on the Academy Awards' Red Carpet Pictured above are Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, which took place on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Two years ago, an Anglo-Indian-American co-production, Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire became not only one of the season's biggest sleeper hits, but also the eventual Best Picture Oscar winner. Dev Patel and Freida Pinto starred. Curiously, some have complained that Slumdog Millionaire was just a less interesting rehash of higher-quality Bollywood musicals and dramas that have received relatively little play outside South Asian communities around the globe. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai movies The son of Indian cinema legend Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan has been featured in nearly 50 films. Among them are: Dhoom (2004). Director: Sanjay Gadhvi. Cast: Abhishek Bachchan. Uday Chopra. John Abraham. Esha Deol. »

- D. Zhea

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At 85, Christopher Plummer Finds New Life in Older Roles

26 March 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Christopher plummer is having “terrible nightmares” about his upcoming hand and footprint ceremony.

“How am I going to walk away?” he quips of the March 27 honor taking place at Tcl Chinese Theatre Imax in Hollywood as part of the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival. (John Huston’s 1975 “The Man Who Would Be King,” in which Plummer plays opposite Michael Caine and Sean Connery, is also screening.) “Is there a plastic surgeon available to replace my hands and feet? I dream at night that they get stuck in the cement. But it’s a terrific honor and I hope it doesn’t mean that once I’m buried, that’s it.”

The odds that the legendary Canadian-born actor, witty and distinguished and prone to jocular self-doubt, will vanish from the public eye at this point in time are, of course, nil. To the contrary, Plummer, who earned fame as the stoic patriarch »

- Malina Saval

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Jamie Dornan to Lead World War II Thriller ‘Anthropoid’

2 March 2015 10:35 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan and “Peaky Blinders” thesp Cillian Murphy will lead the cast of World War II movie “Anthropoid,” which Sean Ellis will direct.

The pic is about an assassination attempt on Reinhard Heydrich, an SS general who led the Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia, and gained the nickname “The Butcher of Prague.” Two soldiers from Czechoslovakia’s army in exile are trained by British forces, and parachuted into their homeland with the assignment, code-named Anthropoid, to kill Heydrich.

Screenplay is by Ellis, who is best known for crime drama “Metro Manila,” and Anthony Frewin, Stanley Kubrick’s former assistant and now a novelist.

Pic is being produced by Leonard Glowinski (“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”) for 22h22, Anita Overland (“Rush”) and Chris Curling (“The Last Station”). Krystof Mucha and David Ondricek are co-producing for Lucky Man Films.

Altitude Film Sales is handling international sales. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Jamie Dornan to lead WWII thriller

2 March 2015 1:51 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Sean Ellis to direct, Cillian Murphy to co-star in assassination film.

Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy are to lead cast in WWII thriller Anthropoid, about the attempted assassination of prominent Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich.

The film’s title refers to the code-name for the Allied operation to assassinate Heydrich, the head of the SS who was one of the main architects of the Holocaust and was widely considered number three in the Nazi ranks behind Hitler and Himmler .

Operation Anthropoid was led by two soldiers (trained by British forces) from Czechoslovakia’s army-in-exile who were parachuted into their homeland to carry out the mission against the Nazi nicknamed “The Butcher of Prague”.

Oscar and BAFTA-nominated British filmmaker Sean Ellis (Metro Manila, Cashback) will direct from a script co-written by Ellis with Anthony Frewin (Colour Me Kubrick: A True…ish Story).

Producers are Leonard Glowinski (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) for 22h22, Anita Overland ([link »

- (Andreas Wiseman)

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Helen Mirren on Winning an Oscar and Why She’s Revisiting The Queen

17 February 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Helen Mirren insists that she wasn’t that nervous at the 2007 Academy Awards while awaiting the opening of the Oscar envelope for best actress.

But her actions would suggest otherwise.

When Philip Seymour Hoffman announced she had won for her turn as Elizabeth II in “The Queen,” Mirren stood up, embraced her director husband Taylor Hackford, and made her way to the stage — in one hand clutching her purse and in the other holding a clip-on earring she had removed moments earlier because it was pinching her.

“When they gave me the Oscar, I had no hands left!” Mirren recalls with a laugh. “It was very klutzy of me. These are the thing they don’t tell you; what do you do with your purse?”

But the veteran actress, who turns 70 in July, appeared cool and collected when she then delivered a speech thanking the Academy for “the best gold »

- Jenelle Riley

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The Sound Of Music To Open 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival – Julie Andrews & Christopher Plummer To Appear

20 January 2015 1:01 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Hollywood will come alive with The Sound of Music (1965) this spring as the beloved, Oscar®-winning classic returns to the big screen to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a gala opening-night screening on Thursday, March 26 at the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival. Legendary stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer will join Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne at the world-famous Tcl Chinese Theater IMAX to introduce the beautifully restored film and kick off the sixth annual festival, which will run March 26-29, 2015, in Hollywood.

The film is being presented in collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox, in celebration of their Golden 50th Anniversary Blu-ray release arriving on March 10, 2015.

The Sound of Music is the story of the Von Trapp family, whose lives are forever changed by the arrival of Maria, the warmhearted young governess who brings joy and music to the Captain (Plummer) and his children.  The film earned Andrews her second »

- Melissa Thompson

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DreamWorks Animation Appoints Bonnie Arnold & Mireille Soria As Co-Presidents of Feature Animation

5 January 2015 12:36 PM, PST | | See recent news »

DreamWorks Animation has announced that it has appointed two veteran producers, Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria, as co-presidents of feature animation. In their new roles, Arnold and Soria, respectively the lead producers behind the studio’s How to Train Your Dragon and Madagascar franchises, will oversee creative development and production for DreamWorks Animation’s theatrical releases.  Between them, they have produced eight films at DreamWorks that have grossed more than $3.5 billion globally. As part of this transition, chief creative officer Bill Damaschke will step down from his position.

“Mireille and Bonnie are two of the most accomplished and prolific filmmakers working in feature animation today,” said DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Katzenberg.  “I am confident in their ability to marshal the extensive creative resources available at our studio and lead DreamWorks’s vast ranks of artists and filmmakers as they produce the highest quality entertainment.”

“As two of our most successful producers, »

- Michelle McCue

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