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Variety announced today that actor Jonah Hill will be honored with the Creative Impact in Acting Award at the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff).
The award will be given to Hill based upon the breadth of his recent body of work, from his Oscar-nominated role in Moneyball to his role in the anticipated upcoming Martin Scorsese film The Wolf of Wall Street.
Pics: Role Call: Who Got Hired in Hollywood?
Variety also revealed Monday that Saving Mr. Banks director John Lee Hancock will be handed the Creative Impact in Directing Award for his "outstanding contributions to the art and business of cinema."
Pics: Stars On Set
The awards »
Well folks, the last chance to get major deals during Amazon's 2013 Black Friday deals week has led to this, today is Cyber Monday 2013 and I have the schedule of DVD and Blu-ray deals that will be going live throughout the day below along with the other deals that have been featured throughout the week. The deals today include some James Bond Blu-rays in Quantum of Solace and Skyfall, a Blu-ray of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and the deals close out with the Rambo: The Complete Collector's Set Blu-ray collection. Other than that there are some television items, such as "The Tudors" complete series set, "Sherlock Holmes" complete collection, "Twin Peaks", "The Good Wife" and "Rome". Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page with the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. Otherwise, start shopping. »
- Brad Brevet
Anyone who has seen and loved Mary Poppins as much as I have knows one thing for certain: it's not about the kids. For all its riotous scenes of young Jane and Michael having tea parties on the ceiling and jumping through chalk pavement pictures, it's the uptight Mr Banks who is the real target of Poppins's attentions, as she seeks to break him out of his "bank-shaped cage" and reconnect him with what really matters – his family. No wonder the enduring Disney classic ends with Mr Banks himself leading everyone in a tear-jerking chorus of Let's Go Fly a Kite; after all, it was his story all along.
This is the central thrust of Saving Mr Banks, a lovely, sentimental and quietly insightful account of the making »
- Mark Kermode
The last day of what I guess we're calling 2013's Black Friday deals week is upon us and yet, tomorrow is Cyber Monday and Amazon is still offering deals throughout the day and today offers several Criterion titles and more. On the Criterion side we have Carlos, Quadrophenia, Shallow Grave, 12 Angry Men, The Samurai Trilogy, Fanny and Alexander and Weekend while you can also pick up complete series sets of "Fringe", "Chuck", "Frasier" and "Millennium". Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page with the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. Otherwise, start shopping. Sunday, December 1 Deals starting at 8:20 pm Pt John Wayne Film Collection ($17.99) Peter Pan: Return to Never Land ($19.69) Pixar Short Films Collection 2 ($15.89) Tennessee Tuxedo And His Tales: The Complete Collection ($20.49) Fanny and Alexander (Criterion Collection) Blu-ray ($24.99) Weekend (Criterion »
- Brad Brevet
'The Blind Side' star told Entertainment Weekly that when people say that life is good, she always disagrees, Us Magazine reported.
Bullock said that life was full of painful moments, unexpected moments, and things that will break one's heart and that in between those moments, there are times when one savors.
The publication had recently named the 49-year-old actress 'Entertainer of the Year' for 2013. (Ani) »
- Diksha Singh
Sandra Bullock knows all too well how quickly the rug can be pulled out from under you. She had just won a Best Actress Oscar for The Blind Side in 2010 when her marriage to Jesse James fell spectacularly apart amid revelations about his infidelity. It's those lows, though, that make her appreciate the highs. See some stunning pics of Sandra! "When people are like, 'Life is good,' I go, 'No, life is a series of disastrous moments, painful moments, unexpected moments, and things that will [...] »
The actual 2013 Black Friday is over, but the deals aren't as Amazon is continuing the deals up through Cyber Monday and today's new schedule of sale items includes one of the best deals yet, $200 off the Bond 50: The Complete 23 Film Collection Blu-ray, which includes Skyfall, but that's not it. Beyond that we have deals on A Good Day to Die Hard. The Last Emperor (Criterion Collection), the Francis Ford Coppola: 5-Film Blu-ray Collection, Friday Night Lights and "Girls". Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page with the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. Otherwise, start shopping. Bond! Bond 50: The Complete 23 Film Collection with Skyfall Blu-ray ($99.99) Check Out These Deals Midnight in Paris Blu-ray ($6.49) Pacific Rim Blu-ray ($7.99) Epic Blu-ray ($9.96) Heat Blu-ray ($8.49) Man of Steel Blu-ray ($19.96) Moneyball Blu-ray ($3.99) 21 Jump Street Blu-ray »
- Brad Brevet
After a week of early deals, the actual 2013 Black Friday is finally here and Amazon's deals continue and are only getting better. I have included the new schedule of DVDs and Blu-rays going on sale today and if yesterday is any indication, you are going to want to get in on them quick as the Django Unchained Blu-ray sold out in a matter of minutes yesterday. Today's deals include several you may be interested in including Monsters University, Planes, The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brave, three seasons of "The Walking Dead", Fight Club, The Croods, Bridesmaids, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2 and much more. Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page with the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. Otherwise, start shopping. Brand New Blu-ray Deals! »
- Brad Brevet
Director John Lee Hancock’s preceding film was the Oscar-winning The Blind Side, and he now returns with another film that has a more than good chance of being a triumph at the Academy Awards next year, with his brilliant drama Saving Mr. Banks, based around the making of Mary Poppins.
We had the great pleasure of sitting down with Lee Hancock to discuss the title, working with Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks and how fearful he was about making a film with Disney, about Disney. He also tells us what it was like to have composer Richard Sherman around on set, and what other films he’d be interested in exploring on film from a pre-production perspective.
Well I’ll start by saying that the film, deservedly, has been very well-received. Though initially I was a bit worried that the hardened critic may have been put off by the sentimentality… »
- Stefan Pape
The Heat is a brilliant move at getting people into theaters, and the best part of that statement is that by “people,” I mean women (and those they’ll bring with them). It’s a brilliant move because the movie industry is trying like hell to put off the death of theaters, and they are changing their game in a variety of ways as desperation sets in.
For decades, we’ve known how and where to go for half-baked “pulls.” For men, we put Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzeneggar, or giant robots in a film, and release a trailer that offers little in the way of plot description, and a lot of explosions. For women, we pick a hot guy and have a woman cry in the trailer. Of course, there are variants. We might have a really stupid comedy involving a bunch of guys who are probably stoned, and a scantily-clad babe on the poster… »
- Marc Eastman
Sandra Bullock is EW's Entertainer of the Year -- and we have to agree, she rules!The 49 year-old has had a stellar 2013 with two box-office smashes – "The Heat" and "Gravity" – to add to her already prolific and acclaimed resume. Sandra chatted with the mag on how she didn’t expect to be the straight man in the comedy "The Heat" opposite Melissa McCarthy’s craziness. "Once I realized that that drove the film, I had to step back," she says. "Otherwise I would’ve been fighting for something that would’ve ended up on the cutting room floor. It wasn’t what I was hoping for, but the end result was the success of the film and people liking us together." The Oscar winner for "The Blind Side" is also getting some serious awards buzz for her dramatic turn in the epic space odyssey "Gravity." Her co-star in the film, »
- tooFab Staff
Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock (The Heat, The Blind Side) and George Clooney (The Descendants, Up in the Air), has captured cinema-goers' imagination everywhere, performing incredibly well in box offices around the world. But it seems this modern masterpiece originally had a different ending.
We here at Flickering Myth have unearthed this exclusive alternate take (embedded at the bottom of this article), from when Cuaron and his son, Jonas, were struggling over how the story should end. And, obviously, it contains a major spoiler if you haven't already seen the movie. So turn back now if you've yet to see it...
Seriously, spoiler coming up.
Gonna ruin the movie for ya.
Even the video's screenshot gives it away.
So we're just gonna add a few more lines.
So you don't.
It's all on you now.
Here it is:
- Oliver Davis
Sure, there was no way in Panem that "Catching Fire" would fail to debut at No. 1 and win the weekend by a huge margin. But that didn't mean that a smartly counter-programmed film couldn't do well, too. Before "Catching Fire" set a November record this weekend with an estimated $161.1 million, the record-holder was 2009's "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," with $142.8 million, and yet "The Blind Side" managed to debut with $34.1 million the same weekend. Similarly, on the July 2008 weekend that "The Dark Knight" premiered with $158.4 million, musical "Mamma Mia!" earned $27.7 million.
No one was expecting numbers like that for "Delivery Man," even though it was expected to appeal to an older audience seeking comedy over action and political allegory. Some optimistic pundits guessed that it might open as high as $15 million. »
- Gary Susman
Director: John Lee Hancock; Screenwriters: Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith; Starring: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Paul Giamatti; Running time: 125 mins; Certificate: PG
"Mary Poppins is the very enemy of sentiment and whimsy, she doesn't sugarcoat the darkness," bellows Pl Travers (Emma Thompson) to Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) during a script meeting as the House of Mouse tries to put together an all-singing, all-penguin-dancing version of the author's beloved novel.
Creative tension between Hollywood and writers is nothing new - Stephen King famously despised Stanley Kubrick's The Shining adaptation, while Alan Moore became so frustrated with movies based on his work he requested his name be removed from the credits entirely.
Saving Mr Banks peels back the curtain to go behind the scenes on the making of Disney's 1964 classic Mary Poppins. For Walt Disney, making a film out of this book represents a two-decade quest »
Update! Click here for all of today's (Sunday, December 1) deals, updated throughout the day. Amazon got started with their 2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals early this year, but the bigger deals are just around the corner, beginning Sunday, November 24 in fact and I've already started collecting some of the best deals that are available now as well as those that will be available throughout the week and when they will be available. That said, keep visiting, because this article will be updated as more and more deals are made available. I will also be posting daily updates all week with that day's deals, but there are some deals available right now that you may be interested in. All Week! The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Blu-ray ($44.99) 54% Off Homeland: The Complete First Season ($21.49) Homeland: The Complete Second Season ($21.99) Mission: Impossible - The Complete Series ($124.99) Harry Potter »
- Brad Brevet
To mark the release of The Heat on DVD and Blu-ray 25th November, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.
The heat is on when uptight and ambitious FBI Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side, Miss Congeniality) is sent to Boston to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord, Mr. Larkin. Struggling to maintain the respect of her colleagues, Ashburn also finds herself pitted against foul-mouthed, anti-social Boston cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy – Identity Thief, Bridesmaids). With more balls then most men and a Subway in each pocket Mullins is determined to stay on the case at any cost even if it means working with ‘tattle tits’ Ashburn. In the most hysterical buddy movie of the year it really is a case of good cop / mad cop.
As well as the inspired pairing of comedy stalwart Bullock and break-out comedian McCarthy, The Heat also »
Walt Disney (Hanks) takes Pamela 'Pl' Travers (Thompson) for a carousel ride in the new scene from the upcoming drama.
Saving Mr Banks dramatises Disney's efforts to convince Mary Poppins author Travers to bring her novel to the big screen.
Tom Hanks recently discussed in detail how he was able to physically transform his facial features to play Walt Disney.
Saving Mr Banks is released on November 29 in the UK and December 20 in the Us.
Watch a trailer for the film below: »
Friday Update: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opened to a massive $70.5 million on Friday, which is a bit ahead of the first movie's $67.3 million opening day. Overall, it ranks seventh all-time. For the weekend, it's now guaranteed to earn at least $145 million, and could make it as high as $160 million.Forecast: This weekend, Katniss Everdeen steps back in to the box office arena with Catching Fire, the sequel to 2012 sensation The Hunger Games. With a more aggressive marketing campaign and an expanded fanbase, it's practically a foregone conclusion at this point that Catching Fire will top the original's $152 million opening*though it's unclear if it's even possible to go much higher.Ahead of the release of the first movie, it already seemed like Suzanne Collins' young-adult book franchise was on track to become as big as Twilight or Harry Potter. Still, The Hunger Games exceeded sky-high expectations when it opened to $152.5 million, »
- Ray Subers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
While most of our Experts expect Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine") to win the Best Actress Oscar, an overwhelming majority are backing Sandra Bullock ("Gravity") to take home the Golden Globe for Drama Actress. With seven Experts in Bullock's corner, she has leading odds of 17 to 10 while Blanchett, with the support of just two Experts, has odds of 13 to 5. See the Experts' latest rankings here. Bullock won this award with her only previous bid four years ago for "The Blind Side" and then repeated at the Oscars. Surprisingly, this queen of the rom/coms has lost all three of her Comedy/Musical Actress races: for "The Proposal," also in 2009, to Globes favorite Meryl Streep ("Julie and Julia"); for "Miss Congeniality" in 2001 to Renee Zellweger ("Nurse Jackie"); and for "While You Were Sleeping" in 1996 to Nicole Kidman ("To Die For"). Blanchett won this award with her »
Next month, John Lee Hancock’s (The Blind Side) Saving Mr. Banks will open in theaters. Based on the true story, the pic focuses on Walt Disney’s (Tom Hanks) twenty-year pursuit of the film rights to author P.L. Travers’ (Emma Thompson) novel Mary Poppins and the rocky relationship that formed between the two when she finally came to Hollywood. Loaded with great performances, a strong script, and the first time Walt Disney has been portrayed on screen, Banks is a likely contender for this year's award season. The film also stars Paul Giamatti, Bradley Whitford, Jason Schwartzman, B.J. Novak, Annie Rose Buckley, Ruth Wilson, Rachel Griffiths, Kathy Baker, and Colin Farrell. At the recent Los Angeles press day, only a few other reporters and I had an intimate thirty-minute roundtable interview with Hanks. While I've been running Collider for over eight years, this was the first time I'd gotten »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
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