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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of In The Heart Of The Sea In St. Louis

24 November 2015 2:14 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Oscar winner Ron Howard (“A Beautiful Mind”) directs the action adventure In The Heart Of The Sea, based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex.

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. In The Heart Of The Sea reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade.

The film stars Chris Hemsworth (“The Avengers,” “Rush”) as the vessel’s veteran first mate, »

- Movie Geeks

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India's new Ffo wants filmmakers’ advice

22 November 2015 8:41 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The ministries behind India’s newly launch Film Facilitation Office are starting a series of workshops next month to open the dialogue between the central, state and local governments and representatives of the film industry to talk how to make India more filming-friendly.

Sunil Arora, Secretary, Ministry of I&B and Vinod Zutshi, Secretary of Tourism, were at Film Bazaar on Saturday to attend the invitation-only Film Tourism Symposium organised in partnership with Nfdc (which will also organise the workshops).

The four-day symposium welcomed Indian filmmakers talk directly about their needs with government representatives as well as foreign film experts.  The two ministers appeared on Saturday; Shharat Sharma, Additional Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India spoke yesterday; Gk Dwivedi from the Ministry of Home Affairs will speak today; and Narenda A. Patil of the Central Railway will speak tomorrow.

Attending filmmakers said they were glad that government officials had started the Ffo and were listening »

- (Wendy Mitchell)

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New Hi-Res Photos From Ron Howard’s In The Heart Of The Sea

20 November 2015 2:24 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has released brand new, high-resolution photos from their upcoming film, In The Heart Of The Sea.

Oscar winner Ron Howard (“A Beautiful Mind”) directs the action adventure, based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex.

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. In The Heart Of The Sea reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade. »

- Michelle McCue

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News Round-Up: ‘Mi:6’ breaks the mold, Steve Carell vs. Emma Stone, and Chris Nolan remakes

20 November 2015 7:46 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Christopher McQuarrie in talks to return as writer/director for ‘Mission: Impossible 6

Nothing like getting the gang back together after a successful entry. That seems to be the case for the Mission: Impossible franchise, and that includes doing something they’ve never done before.

Variety reports Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote and directed this year’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, is in talks to return in both capacities for the sixth entry. If McQuarrie agrees, he would be the first director in the franchise to return for a second entry.

On top of bringing McQuarrie back, Variety adds that stand-out Rebecca Ferguson could also be coming back for the next movie after the studio signed her for an option. Paramount is looking to turn around the next Mi film after Rogue Nation was such a runaway hit.

Tom Cruise is currently filming the sequel to Jack Reacher, but the plans »

- Zach Dennis

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Emma Stone Rejoins 'Battle Of The Sexes' With Steve Carell

19 November 2015 7:24 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

That sense of deja vu you're feeling is warranted. Over the spring, it was announced that "Crazy Stupid Love" co-stars Steve Carell and Emma Stone were re-teaming for "Battle Of The Sexes." However, in September, things changed when Brie Larson was revealed as Stone's replacement on the project. But now, the project is going back to its original incarnation. Read More: 'Love May Fail' For Emma Stone THR reports that Stone has now stepped in for Larson. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris will direct the movie, penned by "Slumdog Millionaire" and "127 Hours" scribe Simon Beaufoy, with Danny Boyle producing, about the 1973 Battles Of The Sexes tennis match between the 29-year-old, number two-ranked Billie Jean King, and the retired, sorta boorish champ Bobby Riggs.  While there are a couple of competing projects in the works, including one at HBO, and another »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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For Veteran Directors, Personal Style Never Compromises Fresh Approaches

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

After 23 studio releases, master filmmaker Ridley Scott begins each new project the exact same way. The iconic director, whose fall blockbuster “The Martian” has earned Scott his best reviews in years, still sits down and sketches out every single shot in his movies the old-fashioned way — on paper.

“I start quick on pencil and then I fill in with these gray felt tips with a fine felt tip. I do the whole film,” Scott says. “ ‘Black Hawk Down,’ that was a nightmare, 11 cameras. I’d do each fragment of what I wanted. There were three cameras in each corner. So, I would just put my head down and sketch, ‘This, this, this, this.’”

Scott’s approach appears to be consistent over the years, but many of his peers, such as Todd Haynes and Danny Boyle, have their own perspective on tackling new films. Haynes took on the directing duties of »

- Gregory Ellwood

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4 Honorees Announced for 31st Annual Artios Awards

13 November 2015 11:37 AM, PST | | See recent Backstage news »

The Casting Society of America has just announced the very special recipients of three very special honors for the 31st annual Artios Awards. In recognition of his prolific film and TV work, director and producer Danny Boyle will be honored with the Artios Career Achievement Award. Having collaborated with some of the industry’s best casting directors on films ranging from “Trainspotting” to awards juggernaut “Slumdog Millionaire” to this year’s acclaimed “Steve Jobs,” Boyle consistently creates top-tier work. Michelle and Robert King will receive the New York Apple Award, recognizing those who have made special contributions specifically to NYC’s entertainment scene. The husband and wife duo write and serve as executive producers on the award-winning CBS series “The Good Wife,” which employs hundreds of NYC-based film artists. Accepting the Hoyt Bowers Award will be Bernard Telsey of Telsey + Company. The honor recognizes esteemed casting professionals who elevate the »

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Marriott Starts Production On ‘Two Bellmen Two’ Starring Freida Pinto

10 November 2015 12:00 PM, PST | | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Marriott Content Studio is expanding on its first short film franchise. The digital studio owned by the international hotel chain has started production on Two Bellmen Two, starring Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto.

Written by Daniel Malakai Cabrera, Two Bellmen Two is the sequel to Marriott’s first original short film Two Bellmen, which debuted in March 2015 and has over 5.1 million views on YouTube alone to date. The sophomore short in the Two Bellmen franchise tells the story of Sandra (played by Pinto), a businesswoman who arrives at the Jw Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai to give an important presentation. But when the Usb drive with her speech and confidential information is lost, Two Bellmen Two re-introduces viewers to bellhops Gage (played by William Spencer) and Christian (Caine Sinclair) who race through the streets of Dubai on horse, jet ski, skateboard, and other such unusual transportation methods to recover the device. »

- Bree Brouwer

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Quantico Recap: Secret Twins No More

9 November 2015 6:13 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The problem with Quantico right now is that its biggest draw is also it’s biggest hang-up — the future terrorism plot. The writers have been very smart about seeding clues and red herrings about the big mystery driving this season’s plot (who bombed Grand Central Terminal?), but Quantico’s bread and butter is its soap operatics, which mostly unfold several months before. In the first batch of episodes, most of the ways they connect have been perfunctory and kind of clumsy — something a character says or does in the past ends up being relevant in the future. It’s very Slumdog Millionaire, and it can get a bit tiring.But when both past and present work together to further complicate characters’ motivations and loyalties and make you wonder just what everything’s hiding? That’s good stuff. “Go” is good stuff. It seems like it won’t be at first, »

- Joshua Rivera

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A special conversation with A. R. Rahman on all things music!

9 November 2015 1:01 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Over 30 Million followers on social media, and a name synonymous with music that has topped charts consistently since 1992, in India, and subsequently, the world over, Ar Rahman has captured the hearts of Billions. Before he reaches half a century in age, he has made his life is his message, and his following often call themselves “Rahmaniacs” or “Rahmantics”.

Arr, as he’s known fondly to many, wields double Grammy awards, double Academy awards, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, on top of the numerous Indian equivalents of these prestigious awards, as well multiple honorary doctorates from top music colleges like Trinity and Berklee, all a part of his rather overwhelming legacy.

Married for 20 years, with 3 talented kids, he is a family man, while also being a father of sorts, to musicians across the globe, as well as to his own Km Music Conservatory student body, which produces many working musicians today. »

- Stacey Yount

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Freida Pinto, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Kathy Baker, Jimmy Smits Salute Screenwriters at Nicholl Awards Live Read

5 November 2015 10:38 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences feted its newest crop of budding film scribes and marked the 30th Anniversary of the Nicholl Fellowships in screenwriting Wednesday evening at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The event, directed and produced by Rodrigo Garcia and Julie Lynn, featured live readings of scenes from each of the five winning scripts, to which “Slumdog Millionaire” actress Freida Pinto, “Straight Outta Compton” star O’Shea Jackson Jr., Kathy Baker and Jimmy Smits lent their voices.

Academy CEO Dawn Hudson noted the tremendous growth of the Nicholl program over the course of its 30-year history, telling the audience that only 99 entries were received when the fellowships were first implemented. This year, the Academy received 7,442 submissions, with applicants hailing from Spain, the U.K., Australia, Israel, Pakistan, Brazil, South Korea and throughout the United States. The winners receive a $35,000 prize and must write a »

- Andrea Seikaly

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Moët British Independent Film Awards Announce Debut Director Long List

2 November 2015 9:31 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: For You Consideration: 5 Takeaways From the British Independent Film Awards The Moët British Independent Film Awards has announced the long list of potential nominees for the ceremony's Douglas Hickox Award, which awards the year's best debut filmmaker and is named in memoriam of the director of "Entertaining Mr Sloane," "Theatre of Blood" and "Zulu Dawn." Celebrating its 18th year running, the Moët British Independent Film Awards showcase the innovative and superior filmmaking in the UK. Run by Elliot Grove and Suzanna Ballantyne of the Raindance Film Festival, the Bifa Awards has previously awarded films including,"Pride," Tyrannosaur," "The King's Speech," "Moon," "Slumdog Millionaire," "The Constant Gardener" and "This is England." Before this morning's announcement, Bifa has never announced a long list of entries, though they hope it will give »

- Elle Leonsis

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Gender-Swapping Thriller Tomboy Secures Michelle Rodriguez

28 October 2015 9:08 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Michelle Rodriguez, star of Avatar and a series stalwart on Universal’s petrolhead Fast and Furious franchise, has agreed a deal to topline gender-swapping thriller Tomboy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Directed by Walter Hill, the project has already recruited Sigourney Weaver for the role of a rogue surgeon, who plays an instrumental part across the course of the atypical action flick. Stepping into the shoes of a deadly and feared assassin, Rodriguez’s hitman is known by many and feared by all, but when a deal goes south with a group of lowly gangsters, the character is left in the hands of Weaver’s trigger-happy doctor, who turns the lead character into a woman. From hitman to hitwoman, Rodriquez soon sets about exacting her revenge, teaming up with a nurse named Johnnie to ensure nobody befalls the same fate.

It’s certainly a fascinating set-up on paper, but it »

- Michael Briers

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Gaumont, Montebello Productions Strike First-Look Deal

27 October 2015 3:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– Gaumont et Montebello Productions, the banner of former Pathe U.K. topper François Ivernel, have signed a development and production agreement. The three-year pact will cover both film and TV production.

Ivernel, a vet producer and distributor whose credits include Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire,” said Gaumont combined “stability and dynamism.” “Gaumont has been very successful with production and distribution of French films and international TV series. The company’s ambition to pursue its expansion into English-language movies as well as European TV series makes it an ideal partner for Montebello,” explained Ivernel.

“Many promising projects are in development for movies and series,” said Gaumont CEO Sidonie Dumas.

The alliance between the two companies suggests Gaumont’s willingness to venture again into English-language film productions with a well-rounded partner. The French studio had been focusing on local pics after delivering a string of English-language movies, notably Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s “The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Freida Pinto Kisses New Man Ronnie Bacardi—See the Adorable Pics!

21 October 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Break out your binoculars because there's been a lovebird sighting!  Freida Pinto stepped out on the town for a romantic evening of rodizio at Fogo de Chao restaurant in Beverly Hills on Oct. 12 alongside a mystery man E! News has identified as professional polo player Ronnie Barcardi. After seeing these photos, all we can say is—Dev Patel who?  The 31-year-old, who dated Patel for six years after meeting on the set of their breakout film Slumdog Millionaire in 2008, looks fully enamored with her dark-haired hunk. After dining at the Brazillian steakhouse, the couple topped off the evening with a sweet ice-cream treat at Salt & Straw. There was no lack of touching »

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Vivek Krishnani named Managing Director of Sony Pictures India

21 October 2015 12:04 PM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Vivek Krishnani has been appointed Managing Director of Sony Pictures India (also known as Spe Films India). His appointment will be effective November 1, 2015. Under his leadership Sony Pictures India will handle all theatrical distribution for Sony Pictures Entertainment's films. Sony Pictures Entertainment produces, acquires, and distributes its films under its various film labels: Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Classics, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Sony Pictures International Productions.

Vivek was most recently Senior Vice President - Revenue and Marketing at Msm Motion Pictures. Msm Motion Pictures is the film production arm of Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd which is a part of Sony Pictures Entertainment Television Network. Sony Pictures Television's media networks are available in 178 countries on 81 unique channels in 29 different languages. Sony's network of television and digital channels has over 1.3 billion subscribers worldwide. Sony's television assets in India have over 650M »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Sony Pictures India Appoints Vivek Krishnani as Managing Director

20 October 2015 12:48 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Vivek Krishnani will be the managing director of Sony Pictures India, effective November 1. He replaces Kercy Daruwala, who was with the company for 34 years.

Krishnani will be responsible for the theatrical distribution of all Sony Pictures Entertainment films in the territory.

Prior to this, Krishnani was senior VP, revenue and marketing at Multi Screen Media Motion Pictures, the Indian film production arm of Sony Pictures Entertainment Television Network. During his tenure, the company co-produced box office hit “Piku”, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan.

Earlier, Krishnani has had stints with Fox Star Studios India, heading marketing, distribution and syndication on hits like “Avatar” and “Slumdog Millionaire”; and in Hong Kong as executive director marketing Asia Pacific at Turner Entertainment Networks.

Hollywood movies are carving out a growing share of the box office in India, one of the world’s largest film markets and one traditionally dominated  by local titles. »

- Naman Ramachandran

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Steve Jobs movie review: insanely great (#LFF2015)

19 October 2015 8:53 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

You’ve never seen such a compelling, entertaining movie about a genius jerk. As smart and as sleek as a Macbook Pro, and a compulsory bit of modern history. I’m “biast” (pro): love the cast and Danny Boyle; huge Mac devotee

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Steve Jobs: Genius. Visionary. Asshole. Steve Jobs is not a traditional biography of the Apple founder and, after it went off the rails in the late 1980s and early 90s, its returning hero and savior. We don’t peek in on his childhood, or on the battle with pancreatic cancer that he eventually lost. This is much narrower, the tale of how one man revolutionized the computer industry and as a result, you know, changed the world. Jobs wasn’t an engineer or a »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Lff 2015: The Steve Jobs Closing Gala

18 October 2015 12:13 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Scoring him a hat-trick of BFI London Film Festival closing galas after Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours, Danny Boyle’s latest awards contender swept into Leicester Square last night. To unveil his second true-life tale Steve Jobs amid the deafening screams of fans, he was joined on the red carpet by stars Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels and Michael Stuhlbarg – rounding off another triumphant twelve days of cinema in the capital.Like Boyle’s genre-spanning work to date, Steve Jobs is a provocative, uniquely built film that defies easy labelling. “I didn’t write a cradle-to-grave story or a cinematic Wikipedia page”, Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin asserted. “It’s just three scenes, each taking place in real time and told with all the energy of a prison break or a bank robbery.”This triple-act structure unravels the personal and business life of the visionary Apple CEO, backstage at key product »

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Room Review – Perfectly Acted Oscar Favourite (But Do Not Watch The Trailer)

16 October 2015 9:56 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


Rating: ★★★★

Where do they find these kids? No, seriously – how is Hollywood suddenly finding actors with ages in the single digits yet a maturity (in both acting and elsewhere) at a match, if not greater, than their adult peers? Aren’t child actors meant to be cute, but understandably not quite able to deliver on some more complex emotions (which only makes them more charming)?

Just as Beasts Of No Nation explodes onto Netflix led by a powerhouse turn by Abraham Attah as a child soldier, Room brings us Jacob Temblay (previously of Smurfs 2) as a five-year-old raised in confinement gaining a greater perspective on his little world. These aren’t the kids of yesteryear, but nuanced performers working with directors who know how to get the best out of their young stars.

And Tremblay doesn’t just deliver a subtle performance that unfolds over the course of Room »

- Alex Leadbeater

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