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Nicole Garcia To Head Cannes’ Camera d’or Jury

18 April 2014 2:19 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — France’s Nicole Garcia, a well-regarded actress-turned-director who has worked with many of French cinemas greats, will serve as president of the Cannes Festival’s Camera d’or Award jury.

Created in 1978, the Camera d’or prizes the best feature debut at the Festival, whether the Official Selection (Competition, Out of Competition, or Un Certain Regard), Directors’ Fortnight or Critics’ Week.

Past plaudits have gone to Jim Jarmusch (“Stranger Than Paradise”), Mira Nair (“Salaam Bombay!”), Jaco Van Dormael (“Toto the Heroe”), Naomi Kawase (“Suzake”), Bahman Ghobadi (“A Time For Drunken Horses”) and Steve McQueen (“Hunger”).

Often selecting films from directors who came into Cannes as virtual unknowns outside their country of origin – Mexico’s Michael Rowe, with “Leap Year,” for example – winners very often count among the select group of Cannes arthouse movies which garner bountiful sales in Cannes’ follow-up, though prices paid for winning titles is now another matter. »

- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy

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Watch The New Clip And Featurette From Director Amma Asante’s Belle

15 April 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Watch a brand new clip and go behind the scenes in this first featurette from director Amma Asante’s Belle. The upcoming film stars Gugu Mbatha Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Sam Reid, Sarah Gadon, Miranda Richardson, Penelope Wilton, Tom Felton, James Norton, Matthew Goode And Emily Watson.

Check out the latest photos from the groundbreaking movie Here.

Written by Misan Sagay, Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode).

Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing.

While her cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love.  After meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on changing society, »

- Michelle McCue

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New X-Men: Days Of Future Past Posters Show Off Poor Photoshop Skills

4 April 2014 12:28 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With X-Men: Days Of Future Past a little over a month away, 20th Century Fox wants to make sure that audiences find their way into theatres for the much anticipated sequel. It doesn’t seem like the real marketing blitz has begun just yet, but it’s certainly starting to ramp up.

Today sees the release of several new posters that show off our favorite mutants, including Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine doing a lot of glaring, and Michael Fassbender’s Magneto standing behind people. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we get anything new here as the posters are more or less just character shots with a bit of Photoshop magic added to them.

You’ve got your typical and cliche blue/orange hue posters, that weird one with Hugh Jackman standing before big rocky Days of Future Past text, and a lot of sparks and rubble flying around everywhere. »

- James Garcia

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20 actors who almost got the part: Katniss, Loki, Bond, Batman

29 March 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

With rumours flying about a new Indiana Jones and Disney reportedly closing in on their final choices for Jj Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, the Hollywood casting machine is operating at an even higher temperature than usual.

You'll be familiar with some of these near-misses, but others are frankly astonishing. Which rapper almost took Matt Damon's role in Elysium? Which former Friends star was the first choice to front Men in Black? And why is Leonardo DiCaprio Christian Bale's nemesis? Read on...

Al Pacino - Star Wars

Pacino revealed during a Q&A session last year that the role of roguish smuggler Han Solo was "his for the taking" back in the '70s, but he turned it down because he didn't understand the script. Harrison Ford made the role iconic and ended up having his own issues with Lucas's script, famously telling the director "You can type this s**t, »

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UK industry reacts to Tessa Ross leaving Film4

26 March 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Kevin Macdonald, Stephen Woolley, Ken Loach and others speak about their respect for Tessa Ross.

Film4 head Tessa Ross’ decision to step down from her job next September (story here) has taken the UK film industry by surprise.

Leading industry figures have been lavish in their praise of Ross’ achievements since she joined Channel 4 in 2000. (She became Head of Film4 in 2003, followed by Controller of Film and Drama in 2008.) Some have also expressed wariness that a period of instability could follow her departure from the Channel.

Oscar winning director Kevin Macdonald, in post-production on Film4-backed The Black Sea and who also has a new feature on the Lockerbie bombing in development at Film4 with producer Christopher Young, acknowledged he had no prior inkling of Ross’ plans. “I only heard this morning. Tessa sent an email saying what was happening. I think it is going to leave a huge hole in British film that will be »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Film4 Chief Tessa Ross to Step Down

26 March 2014 6:42 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

London -- Tessa Ross will step down from her role as Channel 4 controller of film and drama later in 2014 after 13 years. Ross, who heads up the broadcaster's standalone movie unit in addition to the channel's drama interests, has been appointed chief executive of the National Theater. Ross's Channel 4 duties have lead her to have a hand in nurturing filmmakers in their debut moviemaking efforts, including Chris MorrisFour Lions, Steve McQueen’s Hunger, Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur, Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges, Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block, Sam Taylor-Wood’s Nowhere Boy and Richard Ayoade’s Submarine. She also has developed

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- Stuart Kemp

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Happy St. Patrick's Day: Check Out These Movies Set in Ireland!

17 March 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Want a way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day that doesn't involve heading to the nearest pub to get drunk in celebration of the Emerald Isle? Try watching your favorite celebs in a movie set in Ireland! Whether it's the Amy Adams rom-com Leap Year set against the lush Irish countryside, the Oscar-nominated film Philomena, or an Irish prison uprising in Hunger starring good-looking lad of Irish descent Michael Fassbender, there's plenty of Emerald Isle films to keep you entertained. See some of the best Irish films Hollywood has to offer below. »

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Exclusive Interview with Uwe Boll for ‘In The Name of the King 3’

11 March 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The critic-boxing director Uwe Boll is back with another “In the Name of the King” movie.

This time around, the film stars Dominic Purcell (“Prison Break”) as a modern day hit man in Bulgaria who travels back in time to save a kingdom from an evil warlord.

It also stars Ralitsa Paskaleva and Bashar Rahal.

Boll talks exclusively with Latino-Review on why he returned to this franchise that was once based off the Dungeon Siege video game series. And he also explained his passion for making political movies now, and how he kept attracting certain stars towards his projects.

“In the Name of the King 3: The Last Mission” is available On Demand, Blu-Ray and DVD today.

Read the transcript of the interview below.

Latino-Review: Could you tell me what attracted you to this script? Especially since this is one of the few movies you didn’t write.

Uwe Boll: Yeah. »

- Gig Patta

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'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'American Hustle' Lead MTV Movie Award Nominees

6 March 2014 6:43 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Leonardo DiCaprio will get another shot at a best actor trophy, though this one will be in the shape of a golden bucket of popcorn: The actor is up for Best Male Performance at this year's MTV Movie Awards for his turn in Wolf of Wall Street. Of course, he'll have to go through Matthew McConaughey again, who's up for Dallas Buyers Club – the role he just won an Oscar for – though if DiCaprio plays his cards right he might pick up Best Shirtless Performance.

Tying Wolf for the most nods was American Hustle, »

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2014 MTV Movie Awards Led by 'American Hustle' and 'Wolf of Wall Street'

6 March 2014 6:41 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The 2014 MTV Movie Awards were announced today and once again it's a grab bag of nominees, but this year is even more curious than most as the one film thought to be the most populist film of the lot, Gravity, comes away with only one nomination and that being for Sandra Bullock for Best Actress. Then you have the Movie of the Year category, which pits The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire against American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street and 12 Years a Slave. I don't know how the nominees are decided at the MTV Movie Awards, but I know the winners are supposedly determined by MTV viewers, which means, looking at this list, the Hunger Games crowd is likely to make a huge mark.... or, it could be the Leonardo DiCaprio crowd that became ever-so-vocal after he, predictably, lost Best Actor at the Oscars. »

- Brad Brevet

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Hunger: A mood piece with impressive historical balance

6 March 2014 4:50 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Director Steve McQueen's first feature film, about Bobby Sands and the 1981 hunger strike, captures the humanity and brutality on both sides of the conflict in the Hm Prison Maze

Steve McQueen: my hidden shame

Hunger (2008)

Director: Steve McQueen

Entertainment grade: B+

History grade: B+

Bobby Sands was a member of the Provisional Ira. He led a hunger strike against conditions in Hm Prison Maze, Northern Ireland, in 1981.

Chronology

12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen's first feature film opens with a prison warder (Stuart Graham) going to work. We see snatches of his day: checking under his car for bombs, washing his bloodied knuckles in a sink, smoking a cigarette outside in the snow with large sweat stains on his shirt for reasons yet unknown. The voice of Margaret Thatcher, the prime minister, is heard: "There's no such thing as political murder, political bombing or political violence. There is only criminal murder, »

- Alex von Tunzelmann

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New DVD Blu-ray: '12 Years a Slave,' 'Catching Fire,' 'An American Tail'

4 March 2014 8:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"12 Years a Slave"

What's It About? Based on the memoir by Solomon Northup, "12 Years a Slave" stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as a free man who was kidnapped from his home in New York and sold into slavery. Northup ends up on a plantation run by the cruel Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender) and his equally awful wife (Sarah Paulson), who take special delight in tormenting another young slave named Patsey (Lupita Nyong'o).

Why We're In: The movie took him Best Picture Sunday night -- see director Steve McQueen quite literally jump for joy here -- for good reason. Nyong'o took home the Best Supporting Actress award for her wrenching performance, and John Ridley won for his adapted screenplay.

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Hairspray" (1988)

What's It About? This is the original "Hairspray," which stars Ricki Lake as the adorable Tracy Turnblad. Tracy won't let anything »

- Jenni Miller

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12 Years a Slave's Steve McQueen 'feuded' with Oscar-winning writer

4 March 2014 5:15 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

McQueen and writer John Ridley allegedly fell out after director's request for a co-credit on best adapted screenplay was rejected

12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen kept hidden a simmering feud with writer John Ridley over credit for the historical biopic's Oscar-winning screenplay, reports The Wrap.

The slavery drama took three prizes at Sunday night's Academy Awards, best film for McQueen and his producers, best supporting actress for Lupita Nyong'o and best adapted screenplay for Ridley. According to The Wrap's report, McQueen and Ridley fell out after the British film-maker's request for a co-credit on the script was turned down. The site alleges the pair have been locked in a feud ever since, with McQueen refusing to acknowledge his screenwriter during acceptance speeches at a number of high-profile awards ceremonies. Studio Twentieth Century Fox reportedly sided with Ridley over the matter, while 12 Years a Slave producer Brad Pitt has been »

- Ben Child

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Oscars: Who Will Get the Biggest Career Boost?

3 March 2014 7:16 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscar doesn’t always translate to career gold, but winning an Academy Award can boost reputations, earning power and/or brand value. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, the poster children of Hollywood’s rags-to-riches stories, launched their careers by winning an Oscar for original screenplay in 1997 with “Good Will Hunting.” Since then, the two friends have become bona fide superstars — in Affleck’s case, both in front and behind the camera.

In the past 20 years, Oscar winners such as Quentin Tarantino (“Pulp Fiction”) and Jennifer Lawrence, who was nominated for her third Academy Award in four years, have proved that an Oscar win or even just a nomination can take a showbiz career to a whole new level.

First-time winners Lupita Nyong’o, Matthew McConaughey and Spike Jonze make up the Class of 2014’s rising stars who are sure to see a spike in their already-blossoming careers.

Jared Leto

After a four-year acting hiatus, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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12 Years a Slave wins best picture Oscar

3 March 2014 6:40 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Hard-hitting slavery drama starring Chiwetel Ejiofor becomes first film from black director to win top Academy award

• How the night unfolded

• Full list of winners

12 Years a Slave has won the best picture Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards, defeating a nine-strong field that included Gravity, The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle for the headline prize at this year's ceremony. 12 Years a Slave becomes the first film from a black director to take the best picture Oscar.

Directed by Steve McQueen, the landmark slavery drama stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as a free man kidnapped and sold to slaveowners in 19th-century Louisiana. It was based on the bestselling memoir by Solomon Northup, first published in 1853. 12 Years a Slave follows McQueen's award-winning dramas Hunger and Shame, and was produced by among others Brad Pitt's Plan B outfit. Pitt also takes a small but pivotal role as abolitionist carpenter Samuel Bass. »

- Andrew Pulver

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Deadline’s Oscars Blog: ‘12 Years A Slave’, ‘Gravity’ And Boredom Reign Supreme

2 March 2014 5:30 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Here we are again after the Golden Globes,  Mike Fleming and Anita Busch taking on the task of play by play during the most wide-open Oscar race we can remember. Even on the party circuit, industry insiders who usually have a grasp of who’ll walk away with Oscars were evenly torn between Alfonso Cuaron’s 3D masterpiece Gravity and Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave. Then again, there were so many terrific films that got Best Picture nominations, and all of them have at least a puncher’s chance at an upset. Related: Oscars: Pete Hammond’s Absolute Final Predictions That includes American Hustle, where David O Russell co-wrote the Best Original Script nominee with Eric Warren Singer and got tour de force performances and nominations for Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. Perfs so strong there was no room on the nomination roster for perennial Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner. »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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12 Years a Slave Wins Best Picture Oscar

2 March 2014 4:07 PM, PST | movies.about.com | See recent About.com Hollywood Movies news »

12 Years a Slave came into the Oscar ceremony riding a tide of awards-season love. The heart-wrenching drama based on the true story of a free man beaten, kidnapped, and sold into slavery earned five Spirit Awards the night before the Oscars, and its Best Picture Oscar win was hardly a shocker for those who've been following its accumulation of trophies heading into the Academy Awards. Chiwetel Ejiofor led an incredible ensemble cast, director Steve McQueen (Shame, Hunger) made sure the story was told with brutal honesty, and every award 12 Years a Slave picked up - including its Oscar wins - were well deserved.

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12th Annual Tsr Movie Awards – Final Results – 2013 Films

2 March 2014 11:40 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

12th Annual Tsr Movie Awards

Here are the results for the 12th Annual Tsr Movie Awards.

Thank you to the 298 movie fans from across the nation voted in the awards this year.

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Best Blockbuster

8.29 Gravity

7.54 Frozen

7.43 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

7.17 The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

6.91 Iron Man 3

6.5 Monsters University

6.16 Man Of Steel

6.14 Despicable Me 2

6.11 Fast & Furious 6

5.04 Oz The Great And Powerful

Funniest

7.97 The Wolf Of Wall Street

7.46 The World’S End

7.17 This Is The End

6.67 The Heat

6.66 We’Re The Millers

6.59 American Hustle

6.17 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues »

- Jeff Bayer

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12th Annual Tsr Movie Awards (Critics Only Edition) – Final Results – 2013 Films

2 March 2014 11:39 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

12th Annual Tsr Movie Awards (Critics Only Edition)

Here are the results for the 12th Annual Tsr Movie Awards (Critics Only Edition).

Thirty-two film critics from across the nation voted in the awards this year.

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Best Blockbuster

8.68 Gravity

7.32 Frozen

7.07 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

6.80 Fast & Furious 6

6.55 Iron Man 3

6.24 The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

6.15 Monsters University

5.90 Man Of Steel

4.56 Despicable Me 2

4.52 Oz The Great And Powerful

Funniest

8.32 The World’S End

8.03 The Wolf Of Wall Street

7.76 This Is The End

6.48 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

6.13 American Hustle

5.70 The Heat »

- Jeff Bayer

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Making Monsters – The Many Men of Fassbender & McQueen

28 February 2014 5:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

“Man, that plausible creature whose wagging tongue so often hides the despair and darkness in his heart” Dennis Wrong

What makes a monster? What makes a man? In the filmic worlds of London born director, Steve McQueen, many tortured attributes and twisted ailments of masculinity intersect to form a deeply unsettling, yet unflinchingly candid, portrayal of male protagonists. The man McQueen has so often, and so memorably, chosen to depict these fractured representations is no other than Michael Fassbender. From Hunger, to Shame, to McQueen’s latest masterpiece, 12 Years a Slave, the partnership of McQueen and Fassbender has given rise to some unforgettably provocative characters – all of whom we witness in a physical and mental state of flux. We watch them battle with both themselves and the environments which they inhabit. Whether it’s the sleepless neon avenues of New York City, the cold cement and steel of a Northern Irish prison, »

- Brody Rossiter

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