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Paul Feig In Talks To Shape Play-Doh Movie For Fox

3 April 2015 12:55 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Hollywood’s habit of leaving no stone unturned and no franchise rebooted looks to be hitting its limit with the news that Fox are ushering a movie version of Play-Doh to the big screen. Early word on the flick points toward Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig taking up residence in the director’s chair with Butter writer Jason Micallef handling the script. Hasbro, the company behind the toy, are connecting with Chernin Entertainment to produce alongside Feig’s Feigco production arm.

While detractors of the idea will no doubt cite the toy-to-screen misfires of Battleship and Ouija, Warner struck gold last year with The Lego Movie. At the time, the concept of a narrative-less toy brand heading up a feature movie seemed impossible. Since clearing away a tidy sum at the box office, that brick-building franchise has spawned a slew of future instalments, and the Play-Doh outing just might do the same. »

- Gem Seddon

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20th Century Fox Developing 'Play-Doh' Movie, Paul Feig May Direct

3 April 2015 6:58 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After the success of The Lego Movie, it seems studios are interested in adapting toys and properties known for their limitless imagination for the big screen. There's a Minecraft movie in development at Warner Bros. and now Deadline reports 20th Century Fox has struck a deal with Hasbro to mold a live-action film based on Play-Doh, the colorful modeling clay that kids have played with for decades so much that the brand name has actually become the descriptor for the object itself. In addition, Bridemaids director and The Peanuts Movie producer Paul Feig is in talks to direct the film scripted by Butter scribe Jason Micallef. It's hard to write this idea off completely considering what happened with The Lego Movie after many were cynical and skeptical about the studio developing a movie around a toy that had no story attached to its legacy. However, lightning rarely strikes twice, and »

- Ethan Anderton

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'Play-Doh' Movie Lines Up 'Ghostbusters' Director Paul Feig

2 April 2015 7:56 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ghostbusters director Paul Feig is in talks to take the helm for a live action Play-Doh movie that is being set up by 20th Century Fox and Hasbro. Jason A. Micallef (Butter) is set to write the screenplay. Of course, no story details were given at this time, and it isn't known how the studio plans on taking this popular children's toy and turning it into a narrative feature. On the other hand, those who may doubt the theatrical potential for Play-Doh may have had similar doubts with The Lego Movie, which turned out to be a blockbuster for Warner Bros., grossing $638 million worldwide and spawning a sequel and two spinoffs, so anything is possible.

Play-Doh was first manufactured as a wallpaper cleaner in the 1930s, but after a Cincinnati classroom full of children started using it to mold into shapes, the product was re-branded and marketed to schools as a toy. »

- MovieWeb

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And the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards are

15 January 2015 10:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has today announced the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards, with Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel leading the pack with nine nods apiece, followed by The Imitation Game with eight.

The two films will contest Best Picture against American Sniper, Boyhood, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything and Whiplash, while Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman) and Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel) are also up for Best Director alongside Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher), Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) and Richard Linklater (Boyhood).

British stars Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) and Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game) all feature in the acting categories, while Meryl Streep racked up her nineteenth nomination, this time for Best Supporting Actress for Into the Woods.

Here’s a full list of the nominations… »

- Gary Collinson

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87th Oscar Nominations – Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel Lead With Nine Each

15 January 2015 8:37 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Good Morning Oscar fans! Today is nomination day!

Wamg was in the thick of nomination morning fever at the home of the Oscars – the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. 

Prior to the announcement, A.M.P.A.S. and the show’s producing team, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, gave the press assembled in the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre a first look at the new Oscar promo featuring host Neil Patrick Harris, titled “Anything Can Happen,” and given what went down this morning, that’s certainly the case.

Let’s get right to the big shockers – No Lego Movie for Best Animated Feature or Life Itself in Best Documentary Feature.

Also missing among the presumed nominees were Ava DuVernay (Selma, directing), Clint Eastwood (American Sniper, directing), Jennifer Aniston (Cake, best actress), David Oyelowo (Selma, best actor), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler, best actor), Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel, best actor), Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, »

- Movie Geeks

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2015 Oscar Nominations

15 January 2015 8:03 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek the full 'Oscar' nominations list for the 87th Annual Academy Awards, announced January 15, 2015 by "Star Trek" actor Chris Pine, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" director J.J. Abrams, and Oscar-winning "Gravity" director Alfonso Cuarón. The awards will be presented February 22, 2015 :

Best Picture

"American Sniper"

"Birdman"

"Boyhood"

"The Grand Budapest Hotel"

"The Imitation Game"

"Selma"

"The Theory of Everything"

"Whiplash"

Best Actor

Steve Carell, "Foxcatcher"

Bradley Cooper, "American Sniper"

Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game"

Michael Keaton, "Birdman"

Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything"

Best Actress

Marion Cotillard, "Two Days, One Night"

Felicity Jones, "The Theory of Everything"

Julianne Moore, "Still Alice"

Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl"

Reese Witherspoon, "Wild"

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall, "The Judge"

Ethan Hawke, "Boyhood"

Edward Norton, "Birdman"

Mark Ruffalo, "Foxcatcher"

J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash"

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood"

Laura Dern, "Wild"

Keira Knightley, "The Imitation Game"

Emma Stone, "Birdman"

Meryl Streep, "Into the Woods"

Best Director

Alejandro González Iñárritu, »

- Michael Stevens

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The Nominations For The 87th Annual Academy Awards

15 January 2015 6:28 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just finished announcing their nominees for the 87th Annual Academy Awards, with Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel leading the way with nine nominations apiece, followed by The Imitation Game with eight. As usual, there were plenty of surprises to be found this morning, so let’s take a look at a few:

Selma ended up not making as grand a showing as many thought it would, nabbing only two nominations (Best Picture and Best Original Song). In a shocking turn of events, Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl has been snubbed from Best Adapted Screenplay after being the leader throughout awards season, making it a wide-open category. Bennett Miller made a completely surprising appearance in Best Director for Foxcatcher, while Steve Carell managed to squeeze into the incredibly crowded Best Actor category. Bradley Cooper has also managed to sneak into Best Actor for American Sniper. »

- Jeff Beck

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2015 Oscar Nominations Are Here!

15 January 2015 5:58 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled the full list of nominations today for the The 87th Annual Academy Awards, which air Sunday, February 22 at 7 Pm Et/4 Pm Pt from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. This year marked the first time that nominations for all 24 categories were announced live. J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuar&#243n announced the first 12 nominations, then Chris Pine and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs revealed the final 12 nominees at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. Check out the full list of nominations below:

Best Picture

American SniperBirdmanBoyhoodThe Grand Budapest HotelThe Imitation GameSelmaThe Theory of EverythingWhiplash

Best Director

Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest HotelAlejandro Gonz&#225lez I&#241&#225rritu - BirdmanRichard Linklater - BoyhoodBennett Miller - FoxcatcherMorten Tyldum - The Imitation Game

Best Actor In A Leading Role

Steve Carell - FoxcatcherBradley Cooper - American SniperBenedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation GameMichael »

- MovieWeb

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‘Birdman,’ ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ Top Oscar Nominees

15 January 2015 5:45 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox Searchlight soared on Thursday at the 87th Academy Award nominations as two of its films, “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” led the field with nine nominations each.

Both movies were nominated for best picture and each film’s helmer, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu of “Birdman” and Wes Anderson, picked up best directing nods.

The Imitation Game” was close behind with eight mentions, including a nod for star Benedict Cumberbatch, while Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” and “Boyhood” had six nominations each.

Eight movies will compete for best picture this year including “American Sniper,” “Birdman,” “Boyhood,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Selma,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Selma.”

Eastwood and “Selma” director Ava DuVernay, however, were snubbed in the directing category. “Selma” actor David Oyelowo was also left out of the best acting category, which included Steve Carell, Bradley Cooper, Cumberbatch, Michael Keaton and Eddie Redmayne.

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- Tim Gray

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2015 Oscar Nominations: 'Birdman' and 'Budapest Hotel' Take the Lead!

15 January 2015 5:41 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

After months of speculation and predictions, the nominees for the 2015 Academy Awards are here! Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead in nominations -- both receiving nine -- while American Sniper surprises with six nominations, leaving Selma being recognized in only two main categories. 

As expected, Boyhood took six nominations and The Imitation Game landed a whopping eight. Meanwhile, The Theory of Everything, Whiplash and Foxcatcher all have five nominations each.

During a live announcement by Chris Pine, Academy president Cheryl Boone and directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams on Wednesday, the potential winners were revealed to the public.

Video: The Best and Worst Dressed at the 2014 Oscars

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Check out the complete list of nominees, below:

Best motion picture of the year

American Sniper

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Boyhood

• The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Selma

The Theory of Everything

Whiplash

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Steve Carell in [link »

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Oscar Nominations: The Complete List

15 January 2015 5:39 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Neil Patrick Harris hosting ceremony on February 22, 2015

Best Picture

“Amerian Sniper” – Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan

Birdman” – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood” – Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” – Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson

The Imitation Game” – Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman

Selma” – Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner

The Theory of Everything” – Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten

Whiplash” – Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook and David Lancaster

Best Actor

Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher

Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper

Benedict Cumberbatch, »

- Linda Ge

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Oscar Nominations 2015: Full List

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

The nominees for the 2015 Academy Awards have been announced. See below an updated list of the nominees:

Best Picture

American SniperClint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan, Producers

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole, Producers

BoyhoodRichard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland, Producers

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson, Producers

The Imitation GameNora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman, Producers

SelmaChristian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers

The Theory of EverythingTim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten, Producers

WhiplashJason Blum, Helen Estabrook and David Lancaster, Producers

Actor

Steve Carell in “Foxcatcher

Bradley Cooper in “American Sniper

Benedict Cumberbatch in “The Imitation Game

Michael Keaton in “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”

Eddie Redmayne in “The Theory of Everything

Supporting »

- Variety Staff

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Daredevil, Elektra & Bullseye Concept Art By Warren Manser

31 December 2014 5:17 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Concept artist Warren Manser ("The Dark Knight Rises") has a great collection of concept art that he created for Mark Steven Johnson's ("Ghost Rider") 2003 superhero film Daredevil. The film starred Ben Affleck ("Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice") as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Jennifer Garner ("Butter") as Elektra Natchios and Colin Farrell ("Total Recall") as Lester Poindexter/Bullseye. Below, are some alternate costume designs for all three. I especially like Elektra's trademark red costume better than the black leather getup she wore in the film. There's also alternate red and dark grey/black costumes for Daredevil, which should pique your interest. Daredevil (2003) - For Daredevil, justice is blind, and for the guilty, there's hell to pay! Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner ignite dangerous sparks and nonstop thrills in this dazzling action-adventure about the newest breed of superhero. By day, blind »

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