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News Bits: Journey, Nocturnal, 808, Men, Forgive

6 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Journey

The first photo is out from Nick Hamm's Irish political dramedy "The Journey" which just began shooting in Belfast. The photo show Timothy Spall as Protestant loyalist firebrand the Reverend Dr Ian Paisley, whilst Colm Meaney is set to play the republican Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness.

The story is set during the Northern Ireland Peace Process and deals with a short trip these two previously sworn enemies made together. Also onboard are Freddie Highmore, John Hurt and Toby Stephens as Tony Blair. [Source: Empire]

Nocturnal Animals

Karl Glusman ("Love 3D") has joined the cast of Tom Ford's second directorial effort "Nocturnal Animals" for Focus Features. Based on Austin Wright’s 1993 novel "Tony And Susan," the story follows a woman whose life is changed when she receives a package containing the manuscript of her ex-husband’s first novel.

Reading it pulls her into the life of a fictional ordinary »

- Garth Franklin

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The Hollywood Film Awards Series: Robert De Niro is a veteran actor once again in the awards hunt

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Late last week, word spread throughout the industry that legendary actor Robert De Niro was going to be the latest recipient of the Hollywood Career Achievement Award at the 19th edition of the Hollywood Film Awards. This marks just the latest in a long line of honors for De Niro throughout the course of his time as an actor. A two time Academy Award winner, he’ll also be in contention once more this year for Oscar love as part of another David O. Russell ensemble, this one being the upcoming film Joy. With this tribute coming his way, I wanted to do the same today as the first installment of the Hollywood Film Awards Series. De Niro is probably best known for his actor/filmmaker relationship with Martin Scorsese, which resulted in an Academy Award for Best Actor going De Niro’s way for Raging Bull. The partnership began with Mean Streets, »

- Joey Magidson

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Kong: Skull Island adds two more to its cast

3 October 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The cast of Legendary Pictures’ upcoming King Kong prequel Kong: Skull Island, has swelled further this week with two new actors joining the film, reports Deadline.

John Ortiz (Silver Linings Playbook) and Shea Whigham (Cop Car) have signed on to appear in the movie, which is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer).

See Also: John Goodman and Thomas Mann join the cast of Kong: Skull Island

Tom Hiddleston (High-Rise), Brie Larson (Room), John Goodman (The Gambler), John C. Reilly (The Lobster), Thomas Mann (Me and Girl and the Dying Girl), Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton), Toby Kebbell (Fantastic Four) and Samuel L. Jackson (Avengers: Age of Ultron) round out the impressive cast.

The story tells the story of “a man (Hiddleston) who travels to the mythical island and home of the king of the apes. A team of explorers ventures inside what they find to be a treacherous island. »

- Scott J. Davis

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Gross! Jennifer Lawrence Says She Doesn't Wash Her Hands After The Bathroom

2 October 2015 11:15 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

The "Hunger Games" stars have a lot of unique skills!  Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence got extremely candid about some of their talents and nasty habits while chatting with MTV.  During the campfire convo, each of the stars played a little game of "Truth or Dare," where J.Law revealed some of the her and Josh's bad habits and Lawrence proved she can stuff an obnoxious amount of marshmallows in her mouth.  Check out the video above to see the trio's hilarious interview!  "What's the most disgusting habit of one of your costars," the interviewer asked Liam, after he picked "truth."  "Oh my gosh, Josh -- I can't name just one -- with the cricking of his neck and making that disgusting noise, he does spit bubbles when he is thinking ... it's cool, but it's spit," the Oscar-winning actress confessed.  "[One of] my gross ones, is probably ... I don't »

- tooFab Staff

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16 new images from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

2 October 2015 9:57 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

It’s hard to believe that the Hunger Games series is already coming to an end. Ever since Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteered as tribute on behalf of her sister Primrose, she has gone head-first into a war against the tyrannical Capitol. In The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Katniss has her final confrontation with President Snow (Donald Sutherland), as she fights for the revolution in Panem.

The Hunger Games as a franchise started a revolution of it’s own, as it was the book series that started the insanely popular trend of dystopian narratives that featured teenagers fighting wars in favour of morality and freedom. Not only that, but it essentially launched the career of Jennifer Lawrence, who is now not just an Oscar winner (she won Best Actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook), but who also is highly regarded as one of the best young actresses of her generation, »

- Adriana Floridia

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Hollywood Film Awards billed as the launch of awards season

2 October 2015 4:48 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

dick clark productions announced today that two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro will be honored with the “Hollywood Career Achievement Award.” The awards ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, on November 1, 2015. The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season®, has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 18 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars. Honorees have gone on to garner many Oscar nominations and wins. “The Hollywood Film Awards is an incredible brand, previewing some of the biggest movies and stars of the year, while launching the award season,” said Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions. “We are honored to have Robert De Niro as this year’s recipient of the Hollywood Career Achievement Award.” Robert De Niro is currently starring in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Intern” and will appear next in 20th Century Fox’s “Joy, »


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The Intern movie review: so much nice, so little help

2 October 2015 2:48 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A nice movie about real problems people face in real life, and it deals with them in as sidelong a way as it possibly can, avoiding all strong emotion. I’m “biast” (pro): love De Niro (mostly)

I’m “biast” (con): not a fan of Nancy Meyers

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

There’s a long list of ways in which movies can be inoffensive, and The Intern ticks them all off. This is a nice movie about real problems people face in real life, and it deals with them in as sidelong a way as it possibly can, avoiding all strong emotion even when it comes to matters that touch at our innermost selves, such as the betrayal of infidelity and the infuriation of not being taken seriously no matter how smart or successful you are simply because of ingrained bigotry. This is »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Jennifer Lawrence Bashes Donald Trump: If He's Elected It Will Be "The End Of The World"

1 October 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Guess Donald Trump won't be getting Jennifer Lawrence's vote!  "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" star got extremely candid about the Gop frontrunner while chatting with Entertainment Weekly.  When asked what the 25-year-old actress thought about Trump for president, Lawrence didn't hold back.  "If Donald Trump becomes president, that will be the end of the world," the actress candidly said, while promoting the new "Hunger Games" flick with her costars. Liam Hemsworth shared Jen's sentiments, saying "I’ll back you up on that."  Lawrence also still believes there could be a chance that the "Apprentice" alum's campaign is just for show.  "I genuinely believe that reality television has reached the ultimate place where now even things like this might just be for entertainment," she explained. "It’s either that or it’s Hillary’s brilliant idea."  Even if Donald is serious about the election -- to be fair, it seems »

- tooFab Staff

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Hollywood Film Awards: Robert De Niro to Receive Career Achievement Honor (Exclusive)

1 October 2015 12:29 PM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »




By Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

The 72-year-old two-time Oscar winner is set to appear in three movies before the end of the year: ‘The Intern,’ ‘Heist’ and Oscar-hopeful ‘Joy.’

Robert De Niro, the legendary star of innumerable classic American films over the past 50 years — among them Mean Streets, The Godfather Part II, Taxi DriverThe Deer HunterRaging BullThe UntouchablesGoodFellasCasino and Silver Linings Playbook — will receive the Hollywood Career Achievement Award at the 19th Hollywood Film Awards, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The ceremony will take place Beverly Hilton Hotel on Nov. 1.

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- Patrick Shanley

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Hollywood Film Awards: Robert De Niro to Receive Career Achievement Honor (Exclusive)

1 October 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Robert De Niro, the legendary star of innumerable classic American films over the past 50 years — among them Mean Streets, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Raging Bull, The Untouchables, GoodFellas, Casino and Silver Linings Playbook — will receive the Hollywood Career Achievement Award at the 19th Hollywood Film Awards, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The ceremony will take place Beverly Hilton Hotel on Nov. 1. The 72-year-old can be seen in three new films this year: Nancy Meyers' The Intern (Sept. 25), opposite Anne Hathaway; Scott Mann's The Heist (Nov. 13), a crime-

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- Scott Feinberg

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Showdown Between Young & Old for Best Actress

22 September 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

Of the four major acting award categories at the Oscars (Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress), women have traditionally been awarded at much younger ages than their male counterparts. Dating back to 1974, when Tatum O’Neal (then only 10 years of age) won best supporting actress for her role in Paper Moon, the list of young female talent to be nominated, and in certain cases win, at the Oscars is noteworthy.

In recent years, however, there has been a number of older actresses who have gone home with Oscars, including last year’s best actress winner Julianne Moore who, at the age of 54 became the 10th oldest recipient of that award in Oscars history for her role as a woman suffering from early onset Alzheimer’s disease in Still Alice.

With strong performances by a crop of talent young and old this year, it is »

- Patrick Shanley

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Jennifer Lawrence Covers "Marie Claire"

20 September 2015 4:26 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence in a recent issue of "Marie Claire" (France) magazine:

"A powerful woman is someone who exudes confidence," said Lawrence, "and can be tough but fair and kind...and also knows how to get what she wants..."

At age 22, Lawrence's played 'Tiffany Maxwell' in the David O. Russell-directed romantic comedy "Silver Linings Playbook" (2012) earning her several awards...

...including a 'Golden Globe' Award for Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) and the 'Academy Award' for Best Actress, making her the second-youngest Best Actress winner at the Oscars.

For her supporting role in Russell's comedy-drama "American Hustle" (2013), she won a Golden Globe, 'BAFTA' Award and received a third Academy Award nomination, for Best Supporting Actress.

Lawrence also played Marvel Comics' 'Raven Darkhölme', aka 'Mystique' in the Fox features "X-Men: First Class" (2011) and its sequel "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (2014).

Beginning in 2012, she gained new fame playing 'Katniss Everdeen', »

- Michael Stevens

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Jennifer Lawrence's Joy Has Triggered A Behind-The-Scenes Fight

16 September 2015 5:42 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As it turns out, working on Joy was not always joyful. Just ask Annie Mumolo. The Bridesmaids screenwriter was hired by Fox 2000 back in 2012 to write the script for the film about Miracle Mop creator Joy Mangano. But you may recall, though, that David O. Russell also worked on the script, and it was this overlap that caused a dispute that could potentially leak into awards season.  The Hollywood Reporter has the full story on the matter, and according to the report, Mumolo spent a year writing the script for Joy, becoming close with the real life subject. When she turned it into the studio, however, executives thought it needed more character development. Shortly afterwards, Russell was offered the job of directing the project, and brought on his Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle darling Jennifer Lawrence to star.  Part of the gig’s details allowed »

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The Intern Releases A Slew Of Images In Case You Still Need To Be Sold

16 September 2015 5:14 PM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Some movies just have you at hello (and if they don’t, they probably won’t ever get you), and The Intern is one of those films. Warner Bros. has released a new set of images, and they actually clue you in to more detail than the trailer, but further marketing for this one is probably a lost cause. If Robert De Niro showing up to be Anne Hathaway‘s intern doesn’t suck you in, you’re immovable.

If the added information that this one is written and directed by Nancy Meyers still doesn’t do anything for you, I don’t think there’s the slightest hope of reaching you.

As I said, the images reveal a bit more of the story, especially in the sense of De Niro and Hathaway appearing with a cute kid, but I don’t think that’s going to be big reveal »

- Marc Eastman

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of The Intern In St. Louis

15 September 2015 1:35 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Academy Award winners Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) and Anne Hathaway (“Les Misérables,” “The Devil Wears Prada”) star together in Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Intern.

Oscar-nominated and award-winning filmmaker Nancy Meyers (“It’s Complicated,” “Private Benjamin”) is directing the dramatic comedy from her own screenplay.

In The Intern, De Niro stars as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Hathaway).

The film’s multi-generational cast also features Rene Russo (“Thor”), Anders Holm (“Workaholics”), Andrew Rannells (“Girls”), Adam Devine (“Pitch Perfect”), Celia Weston (“No Reservations”), Nat Wolff (“The Fault in Our Stars”), Linda Lavin (“Wanderlust”), Zack Pearlman (“The Inbetweeners”), newcomer Jason Orley, and Christina Scherer (“Living with Uncle Charlie”).

The Intern opens Friday, »

- Movie Geeks

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New clip from Equals starring Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult

6 September 2015 11:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, a new clip has arrived online from director Drake Doremus’ sci-fi romance Equals starring Kristen Stewart (Twilight) and Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past). Check it out here…

Equals is set for release next year, with a cast that also includes Guy Pearce (The Rover) and Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook).


- Gary Collinson

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Oscars 2016: 10 early predictions for this year's Best Picture nominations

5 September 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Summer is over, and you know what that means in Hollywood – time to dust off those statuettes and start lobbying. Film festival season is about to kick off in earnest, with Venice, Toronto and New York all taking place back-to-back over the next month, which means that we'll soon have a clear(ish) picture of the 2016 Oscar race.

Specifically, we'll have a sense of which would-be frontrunners are shaping up to be this year's Birdman and Whiplash, and which look more like this year's Unbroken and Big Eyes. In the meantime, Digital Spy has rounded up ten of 2016's most likely contenders for Best Picture.


Premiering at Cannes this year to rapturous praise and multiple standing ovations, Todd Haynes's period romance is already one of the year's most acclaimed releases. Based on Patricia Highsmith's long-banned novel of the same name, Carol stars Cate Blanchett as a mysterious »

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Tom Hanks, Lisa Cholodenko to Be Honored by Outfest

3 September 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Outfest will honor Tom Hanks and Lisa Cholodenko at ceremonies on Nov. 5 at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles.

Hanks will be honored with the Trailblazer Award in recognition of his Oscar-winning performance in 1993’s “Philadelphia.” Outfest noted that it was the first major studio film to sympathetically portray characters with HIV/AIDS.

Cholodenko is receiving the Visionary Award, which recognizes artistic and creative contributions to Lgbt media visibility, for a body of work that includes “The Kids Are All Right.”

“More than two decades later, Tom Hanks’ performance as a gay man with AIDS in ‘Philadelphia’ stands as a landmark example of a risk well taken,” says Outfest Board Co-President and Legacy Awards Event Co-Chair Ari Karpel. “And his Oscar acceptance speech, in which he eloquently honored two gay men who were influential in his life, sent an essential message during a time of crisis.”

“When Lisa Cholodenko burst onto »

- Dave McNary

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Nicholas Hoult To Star As Jd Salinger In Danny Strong’s Drama Rebel In The Rye

31 August 2015 12:56 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Bloom is handling international sales on Danny Strong’s drama Rebel In The Rye which will star Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-men: Days Of Future Past, Equals) as legendary author Jd Salinger. Written and directed by Strong, the screenplay was adapted from the Kenneth Slawenski biography, Jd Salinger: A Life.  Black Label Media is financing with Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill producing alongside Academy Award winner Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Silver Linings Playbook, Milk), Jason Shuman, and Danny Strong. Bloom will introduce to foreign buyers at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, while CAA is representing the North American rights.

Rebel In The Rye takes us on a journey into the life and mind of the legendary and secretive author and tells the story of the birth of The Catcher in the Rye. As the author who captivated a generation, Jd Salinger soared to the heights »

- Michelle McCue

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Nicholas Hoult To Portray J.D. Salinger In Danny Strong’s ‘Rebel In The Rye’

31 August 2015 11:51 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Nicholas Hoult has been cast as legendary author J.D. Salinger for writer-director Danny Strong’s drama Rebel In The Rye. Adapted from the Kenneth Slawenski-penned biography J.D. Salinger: A Life, the pic the tells the story of the life and mind of the legendary and secretive author and of the birth of the iconic book The Catcher In The Rye. The picture is being produced by Strong (who wrote the screenplay for Lee Daniels’ The Butler), Bruce Cohen (Silver Linings… »

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