Actor Jon Hamm, star of the upcoming Million Dollar Arm, was on hand to receive the CinemaCon Award of Excellence in Acting from Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios Alan Horn at The Walt Disney Studios Exclusive Presentation.
Hamm also introduced a Special Screening Of Million Dollar Arm on March 26, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A native of St. Louis, Hamm currently stars on AMC’s “Mad Men” as the high-powered, philandering advertising executive, Don Draper.
In 2012, Hamm starred in Friends With Kids (which he also produced), for writer/director/star Jennifer Westfeldt, opposite Adam Scott, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Megan Fox. His previous film credits include Bridesmaids, Ben Affleck’s The Town, Zack Snyder’s fantasy thriller Sucker Punch, Shrek Forever After, in which he voiced the character ‘Brogan,’ The Day The Earth Stood Still, Jennifer Westfeldt’s Ira & Abby, Kissing Jessica Stein »
- Michelle McCue
Ross will join the National Theatre as chief executive, replacing Nick Starr from November.
She will work alongside outgoing director Nicholas Hynter before fully taking up the role in April 2015, with Rufus Norris replacing Hynter.
Lisa Burger will remain as the Nt's chief operating officer.
Ross was also on the National Theatre's board from 2011 to 2014, and was previously a governor »
Ross will remain in the post until September 2014, and will stay on as chair of the Growth Fund Advisory Council.
She has been on the board of the prestigious Theatre for the past three years.
Her 13-year tenure at the broadcaster began in 2000. She became Head of Film4 in 2003, followed by her current position of Controller of Film and Drama in 2008.
Abraham said: “Tessa has made as big a contribution to Channel 4 as anyone in its history. I would like to personally thank her for her extraordinary commitment, talent and leadership over 13 remarkable years. I am looking forward to working with her over »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
An English couple, Perry (McGregor) and Gail (Harris), are taking a holiday in Marrakech. By chance they bump into a Russian millionaire called Dima (Skarsgard) who owns a villa and a diamond-encrusted gold watch. He also has a tattoo on his right thumb, and wants a game of tennis.
What else he wants propels the couple on a tortuous journey through Paris to a safe house in the Swiss Alps, to the murkiest cloisters of the City of London and its unholy alliance with Britain’s Intelligence Establishment.
Our Kind Of Traitor is »
- Michelle McCue
Sam Worthington and Robin Wright will be taking a break away from the worlds of "Avatar" and "House of Cards" soon to join the ensemble cast of Baltasar Kormákur's "Everest," Deadline reports. The Universal Pictures production is based on Jon Krakauer's best-selling book "Into Thin Air" about 1996 Mount Everest disaster, which claimed the lives of eight people attempting to reach the summit in May of that year. It ended up being the single deadliest year in Everest's history as some 15 people died in similar attempts. Principle photography on the picture started in February. Worthington and Wright will star alongside Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal and John Hawkes as members of two different expeditions. Kormákur is coming off of the successful actioner "2 Guns" but "Everest" seems to hold more in common with his 2012 Best Foreign Language Film shortlister "The Deep," which told a different true story of man against the elements. »
- Kristopher Tapley
Exclusive: Universal Pictures has set Sam Worthington and House Of Cards’ Robin Wright to the ensemble cast of Everest. They join Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Martin Henderson, Emily Watson and Thomas Wright in the Baltasar Kormakur-directed true saga of a disastrous attempt to scale the summit of the world’s highest mountain when they were hit by a fierce snowstorm near the top. Worthington will play Guy Cotter and Wright will play Beck Weather’s wife, Peach. Pic is shooting right now in Nepal on the base of Everest, as well as the Italian Dolomites and Cinecitta Studios in Rome and Pinewood Studios in the UK. Universal will release the film September 18, 2015 and it’s a co-production between Universal, Working Title and Cross Creek Pictures, in association with Walden Media. Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing with Cross Creek’s Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
The film starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin and John Hawkes was originally scheduled for release in 3D and IMAX on February 27, 2015. Instead, the film will now have a fall release seven months later on September 18th, 2015.
Universal had no official comment for the reason for the move. Could it possibly have to do with the other Everest movie being made?
Everest tells the true story of two different expeditions challenged by harsh elements that result in an epic struggle for survival. The film is directed by »
- Jake Perlman
A still from Maryan
The 38th Cleveland International Film Festival will screen Amit Kumar’s Monsoon Shootout, Bharatbala’s Maryan and Shubhashish Bhutiyani’s Kush. In addition, Shahzeb Kohari and Mirat Trivedi’s short film Life Calling and Arpita Kumar’s My Dear Americans will also be screened at the festival.
Cleveland International Film Festival will take place from March 19-30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Kush, Life Calling and My Dear Americans will be screened in the Shorts Programme of the festival. Kush, based on the Sikhs riots of 1984, won the Orizzonti award for Best Short Film at Venice Film Festival and was long-listed for the Oscars. Read Shubhashish Bhutiani’s interview here. The Taste is not the Same (USA) by Kavita Pillay, about an Indian-American couple in the Us, will also be screened in the same section.
The Indo-American Arts Council (Iaac) continues its annual tradition with its signature program of the year and announced that the 14th Annual New York Indian Film Festival, the oldest and most prestigious film festival for Indian cinema in North America, will be held May 5 – May 10, 2014 in New York City. Nyiff will kick off its six day long festivities with a star-studded Opening Night red carpet premiere, which will take place at the Skirball Center for Performing Arts. Festival screenings, centerpiece, retrospectives and special events will take place throughout the week at the Village East Cinemas (2nd Ave @12th St NYC), with the Closing Night selection to be followed by the annual awards ceremony and after-party at Skirball Center for Performing Arts. Final film selections will be announced by early April with tickets going on sale on April 15.
This year’s festival will feature a Spotlight on British filmmaker Gurinder Chadha »
- Stacey Yount
[Press Release] Los Angeles, CA (March 13, 2014) – Following 12 Years A Slave’s historical Academy Award® win for Best Picture, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced today a campaign to celebrate Fox Searchlight’s 20th Anniversary. The “We Have Your Story” anniversary event will spotlight Fox Searchlight’s collection of more than 140 smart, thoughtful and distinctive films including award-winning favorites Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Descendants, The Tree of Life, 127 Hours, Black Swan, Slumdog Millionaire, 500 Days of Summer, Juno, The Last King of Scotland, Once, Little Miss Sunshine, Sideways and Boys Don’t Cry, which together won 23 Academy Awards and garnered 90 Academy Award nominations. The campaign »
- Pietro Filipponi
Jam packed and feature-filled, welcome to the Tuesday edition of this week's RopeofSilicon podcast where we talk about anything and everything that comes to mind. This includes a lengthy, 15 minute introduction, conversations surrounding the future of "Game of Thrones", reactions to "True Detective", talking new DVD and Blu-ray releases, answering your questions and playing some games. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. An alternative to that option is a new way of leaving »
- Brad Brevet
Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy is among the writing team on a new TV drama series about the real-life UK police spies who infiltrated British activist groups and the women with whom they had long-term relationships.
Armstrong’s London-based doc specialist Spanner Films produces and is raising money for the series through crowdfunding.
Tony Garnett, acclaimed veteran producer of film and TV dramas including Kes and Cathy Come Home, will come out of retirement to act as executive producer alongside Passion Pictures’ John Battsek (Searching for Sugar Man, One Day in September).
Storylines on Undercovers include that of activist Helen Steel who discovered, after a two-decade-long search, that her missing partner was in fact a police spy who »
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
From mainstream to parallel cinema, Koffee with Karan Season 4 has brought to us all kinds of people, stories and a lot more than just film talk. This episode made the line-up of the season even more interesting as the gorgeous ladies Freida Pinto and Nargis Fakhri talked about cross cultural stereotypes, filmy perceptions and everything fun!
Freida’s start with Slumdog Millionaire was a roaring success, and she is soaring high internationally since. She said that it obviously feels awesome, but at heart she is still the Mumbai girl who grew up watching Bollywood. “I was at an award function where I was presenting with Shah Rukh Khan. In that room full of people, I was looking for him. It shows that my roots are here in Mumbai. I felt so proud that after just one film I get to share the stage with him!” she exclaimed. Apparently, Freida’s »
- Samreen Tungekar
Upon your check-in to The Grand Budapest Hotel on Friday, you will be greeted by a young lobby boy named Zero – a bright brave, resourceful boy who immigrated on foot from Aq-Salim-al-Jabat. Played by actor Tony Revolori, the character of Zero serves under concierge Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes) in Wes Anderson’s new caper about friendship, honor, and promises fulfilled. Yesterday, Wamg and a few members of the press sat down (in a roundtable discussion) with Revolori to talk about the incredible cast, slap takes, and mustaches. Check it out below!
The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars; and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, »
- Melissa Howland
The dust has settled. I've had an opportunity to go back and look at the Oscars telecast away from a work setting (let's finally leave poor John Travolta alone). The 86th annual Academy Awards are a memory, and today, Best Picture winner "12 Years a Slave" is available on DVD and Blu-ray (nice timing, folks). It was a wild ride, an unpredictable one, and one that started in the mountains of Colorado. I was talking recently with someone about how the groundwork for phase two of a given awards season — that period of time when ballots are in hand and winners are being decided — is really laid in phase one, if not earlier. By the time you get to phase two, more or less, everyone knows what they're voting for. It almost becomes a formality. Plenty of it has to do with the movies, of course. Studios like Paramount — which does »
- Kristopher Tapley
The morning after the Oscars is always a strange feeling. We've been covering this process in earnest for months, and now it's over. And for the first time ever, I'm pleased to say that I scored a perfect 10 in predicting the winners in the crafts categories! (I went 21/24 overall, missing Best Live Action Short, Best Animated Short and…Best Picture.) To be fair, however, I'm hardly the only person to have gone 10/10 in this respect. In that sense, we had a night without surprises, which is not to say we didn't have stories. The big story in the crafts categories is, of course, "Gravity's" dominance, as it won six of the 10 below-the-line fields, with the obvious (and highly deserved) win in Best Visual Effects being a foreshadowing of things to come in Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing and Best Original Score. Visual effects supervisor Tim Webber, »
- Gerard Kennedy
At the Independent Spirit Awards Saturday afternoon, John Cassavetes Award winner (and former In Contention contributor) Chad Hartigan told me something I didn't know: He wouldn't have made "This is Martin Bonner" if it weren't for Steve McQueen's "Hunger." He copped a few of the film's lines in his film, some of the camerawork, too. He was inspired, he said, by a filmmaker who could pull something that powerful off with such modest means, both financially and artistically. That, to me, is McQueen's legend. That, to me, is the kind of thing that will endure. These nickel-plated notions of "importance" that people throw around during the Oscar season, straining to associate some arbitrary level meaning to the thing, they can frankly diminish the very fine achievement on display. "I fear all the talk about the historical importance of '12 Years a Slave' almost completely obscures its extraordinary artistic merit, »
- Kristopher Tapley
• How the night unfolded
• Gravity pulls all night
• Full list of winners
• 10 things we learned
This year's Academy Awards was a very good year, pretty well a vintage year in fact, with excellent films of very different genres being recognised. For a critic it is gratifying to see them rewarded, though baffling in other ways to watch the spectacle of so many others being ignored. Well, that is what happens in this quasi-Superbowl. As ever, the Oscars revealed themselves to be purely enjoyable only for the observers, the journalists and the big winners with the majority of the actual participants undergoing what I suspect is a terrible ordeal and the majority going away under a cloud of disappointment. »
- Peter Bradshaw
In a contest that held suspense up until the last minute, Fox Searchlight’s “12 Years a Slave” took the best-picture prize Sunday at the 86th Academy Awards and established a few Oscar records in the process. Winning three of its nine nominations, the film is the first best-picture win for a black producer (Steve McQueen, who also directed). That in itself is significant, but it’s got bigger implications: In 85 previous years, blacks have only won in a handful of categories, including acting (14 wins), screenplay (1 win), sound (four wins) and music (7 wins).
Academy Awards 2014: Complete List of Winners
After the 2012 “Argo,” this is the second consecutive win for a film produced by top stars: Last year, it was George Clooney and Ben Affleck, among others; in this case, Brad Pitt, the second in this category after “Moneyball.” (He also has three acting noms.) It’s the second nom for Dede Gardner, »
- Tim Gray
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6.91 Iron Man 3
6.16 Man Of Steel
6.14 Despicable Me 2
6.11 Fast & Furious 6
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
- Jeff Bayer
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