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Academy invitee Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything.' Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 322 individuals "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures." The press release adds that "those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2015." In case all 322 say an enthusiastic Yes, that means an injection of new blood representing about 5 percent of the Academy's current membership. In the words of Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (as quoted in the press release), in 2015 "our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization." International talent Say what you will about the Academy and their Oscar picks, »
- Anna Robinson
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.
“I am thrilled that Los Angeles is gaining another architectural and cultural icon,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “My office of economic development has worked directly with the museum’s development team to ensure that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will create jobs, support tourism, and pay homage to the industry that helped define our identity as the creative capital of the world.”
“We are grateful to our incredible community of supporters who have helped make this museum a reality,” said Dawn Hudson, the Academy’s CEO. “Building this museum has been an Academy »
- Michelle McCue
From The Andromeda Strain to Jurassic Park to Prey and beyond, the late Michael Crichton offered readers numerous gateways to intelligent escapism on the printed page. Published posthumously, 2011's Micro is no exception. DreamWorks Studios seems to agree, as the company has picked up the film rights to the thriller.
Press Release: "Los Angeles--(Business Wire)--DreamWorks Studios has acquired the film rights to the Michael Crichton novel, “Micro,” it was announced today by Michael Wright, CEO of DreamWorks Studios. Frank Marshall is on board to produce, with Sherri Crichton and Laurent Bouzereau set as executive producers for CrichtonSun LLC.
The high-concept thriller follows a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company—only to find themselves miniaturized and cast out into the rain forest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them.
"Micro" was unfinished when Michael Crichton passed »
- Derek Anderson
Strangely dropping a press release on a historic day where the nation's attention is elsewhere, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed their annual list of new member invitees this morning. For those who criticize the makeup of the Academy there was some good news and the stark realization the organization still has a long way to go. The Academy has spent the last eight to 10 years attempting to diversify its membership and this year's class mostly reflects that. There are significantly more invitees of Asian and African-American descent, but the male to female disparity is still depressing. Out of the 25 potential new members of the Actor's Branch only seven are women. And, no, there isn't really an acceptable way for the Academy to spin that sad fact. Additionally, It's important to realize the 322 people noted in the release have only been invited to join Hollywood's most exclusive club. »
- Gregory Ellwood
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 322 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2015. “It’s gratifying to acknowledge the extraordinary range of talent in our industry,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “This year, our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization.” The 2015 invitees are: Actors Elizabeth Banks – “Love & Mercy,” “The Hunger Games” Choi Min-sik– “Lucy,” “Oldboy” Benedict Cumberbatch – “The Imitation Game,” “Star Trek Into Darkness” Martin Freeman – “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Hot Fuzz” Heather Graham – “The Hangover,” “Boogie Nights” Tom Hardy – “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Inception” Kevin Hart – “The Wedding Ringer,” “Ride Along »
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences continues to push for diversity, sending membership invitations to 322 individuals, including a healthy number of people who can help change the org’s demos.
Among the invitees are David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Felicity Jones, Emma Stone, Rosamund Pike, Bong Joon-ho, Justin Lin and Francois Ozon. The Academy has been reaching out to women, foreign-born artists and people of various races, ethnic backgrounds and ages.
Accusations of Academy bigotry surfaced yet again in January when the list of Oscar nominees included Caucasians in all 20 acting categories, and few women or racial minorities among the other categories. Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo of “Selma” had seemed like strong contenders, giving many people hopes of breakthroughs. After initial anger at the Acad, activists began to shift their protests to industry hiring practices. For example, 323 films were eligible for 2014 awards — which means AMPAS should theoretically »
- Tim Gray
David Oyelowo is a devout Christian, and his faith plays a pivotal part in every decision he makes as an actor. Before agreeing to take on a role, he takes time to pray, and considers a potential project in light of how it reflects or comments on his beliefs. It was through this process that he decided to play Martin Luther King Jr. in Ava DuVernay’s “Selma,” as well as a minister in “The Help.”
And through the very same process, he signed on to play an Oedipally warped psychopath in HBO’s “Nightingale,” a Machiavellian industrialist in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” and a real-life convicted murderer in the upcoming “Captive.”
Rare among actors of his stature for his openness about his religion, Oyelowo, keynote speaker at Variety’s “Purpose: The Family Entertainment & Faith-Based Summit,” held June 25 at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, »
- Andrew Barker
To celebrate the release of Blackhat, released on Blu-ray™ and DVD from 22nd June 2015 and out on Digital HD now, we’re giving 3 lucky winners the chance to bring home the gripping action-thriller on Blu-ray™ and join the unbelievable worldwide hunt for a dangerous, high-level, cybercrime network.
Directed by Academy Award®-nominee Michael Mann (The Last of the Mohicans, Collateral) and starring BAFTA award-nominee Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers) and Academy Award®-nominee Viola Davis (The Help, Doubt), Blackhat follows convicted hacker Nicholas Hathaway (Hemsworth), furloughed from federal prison for his expertise when the financial markets become hacked.
Witness just how interconnected our world is and what it means when ultimate control gets in the wrong hands in Blackhat. Blackhat is out now on Digital HD and released on Blu-ray™ and DVD from 22nd June.
To be in with a chance of winning just tell us: In what country was Chris Hemsworth born? »
- Dan Bullock
London — The Czech Republic is making adjustments to its production incentives to make it easier for studio films and other big-budget productions to access the cash rebate.
The country offers filmmakers who shoot there a 20% rebate on the Czech production costs and 10% on above-the-line expenses. The Czech Cinematography Fund, which administers the program, has allocated approximately $49 million to 71 film and television projects that are shooting this year and next.
Ludmila Claussova, the Czech film commissioner, is meeting with studio executives and independent producers in Los Angeles this week to present the benefits of the enhanced production rebates. The Consulate General of the Czech Republic and the Czech Film Commission hosted a discussion on the topic Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
The rebate will no longer be subject to a yearly cap. Producers will be able to register at any time and immediately receive a »
- Leo Barraclough
—Tweet The Below Video Using #Fmtv To Be Entered Into Our Power Rangers: Dino Charge Swag Bag Giveaway!—
Thanks to our Comic Con chums at Bandai, they’ve kindly given us a Power Rangers: Dino Charge swag bag to give away in our monthly Flickering Myth Movie Show share competition. Which we were totally up for, until we opened it and saw the original Green Ranger action figure. Now we want it for ourselves.
The survival kit includes Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Legacy Edition figures. Each figure includes one battle gear item to help combat against the Evil Space Aliens and is beautifully presented in replica of the original packaging. In addition, you will receive a t-shirt that has been exclusively designed by Saban Brands.
For our June edition, The Flickering Myth Movie Show decided to visit London McM Comic Con. Because we can. And we’re slightly (ok, very »
- Oli Davis
Bryce Dallas Howard might be Hollywood royalty, but she's proved with her roles in "The Help" and "The Village" that she doesn't need her last name to get her anywhere. Now, she's taking on dinosaurs with the help of Chris Pratt in the highly anticipated "Jurassic World."
From her first passion to which celeb convinced her to become a vegan, here are 11 things you probably didn't know about Bryce Dallas Howard.
[Source: IMDb] »
- Rachel Horner
I am the prime demographic for this movie, and I found it only sort of inoffensively blah. Chris Pratt: He’s no Jeff Goldblum. I’m “biast” (pro): love love love love love the original trilogy (yes, all of them)
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
I cried, my geek peeps. I cried at the opening of Jurassic World. Not at the bit where a baby dino cracks itself out of an egg, though that is awesome and in the world of this movie you know that someone has created @EmergencyCuteDinoBabies on Twitter and it is Everything.
No, I cried at the helicopter shot swooping in over Jurassic World — the park is open! — because I want this to be real. Why isn’t it real? Why haven’t we scienced into existence dinosaurs right outta the past? I know »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Apparently, Bryce Dallas Howard isn't afraid shed a few tears. While making the promotional rounds for her upcoming film Jurassic World, the 34-year-old stunner stopped by Conan O'Brien on Wednesday night, where she revealed one of her hidden talents—and we must admit, it's pretty impressive! "You can cry on command?" the 52-year-old funnyman asked The Help star. "Really? How long do you need to prepare for that?" "I mean, I think if we just keep talking—at some point—I should probably drink some water," she said, making sure to hydrate herself before letting the waterworks loose. Watch: Bryce »
They say crying on camera is the toughest challenge for any actor - but not for Bryce Dallas Howard, who is able to tear up on demand.
Howard stars in Jurassic World, which opens on June 11 in the UK and June 12 in the Us.
Watch the stars of Jurassic World chat with Digital Spy below: »
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Run Time: 124 minutes
Synopsis: Visitors at the Jurassic World theme park run for their lives when the genetically engineered Indominus Rex and other dinosaurs go on a rampage.
Epic is one word to describe Jurassic World. Outstanding, is another. 22 years we’ve waited for a proper sequel to Steven Spielberg‘s classic 1993 original, and now we’ve got it, courtesy of Colin Trevorrow. Oh boy, have we got it…
The action kicks off on Isla Nublar, an island off the coast of Costa Rica, at a theme park that not only is up, running and fully functional, but welcomes 20,000 people to its attractions every day. »
- Paul Heath
Following on from the latest spy photos featuring Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Will Smith (Deadshot), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Jay Hernandez (El Diablo) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc) [see here], more images from the set of Suicide Squad have landed online this morning, giving us another look at Jared Leto’s Joker, as well as our first glimpse of Common as his as-yet-unrevealed character…
Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5th 2016 and boasts an impressive cast including Will Smith (Focus) as Deadshot, Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) as The Joker, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney (Terminator Genisys) as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) as Rick Flagg, Viola Davis (The Help) as Amanda Waller, Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns) as Enchantress, »
- Gary Collinson
Heads-up, Hollywood: Bryce Dallas Howard is not Jessica Chastain, but appreciates the flattering comparisons. "It's such a compliment, you know? It's funny: when I don't wear makeup, nobody ever mistakes me for Jess, but whenever I put makeup on and look half-presentable, it's, 'Ah! Jessica Chastain,'" Howard, 34, told Us Weekly at the Tuesday, June , premiere of Jurassic World in L.A. Howard's reply to those who mistake her for her costar in The Help? "I'm like, 'Thank you, I must look hygienic today,'" she joked. Chris Pratt's [...] »
Task Force X was back out in public in Toronto yesterday, so of course a new batch of set photos from Warner’s Suicide Squad has arrived online, featuring cast members Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Will Smith (Deadshot), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Jay Hernandez (El Diablo) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc). Check them out here…
Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5th 2016 and boasts an impressive cast including Will Smith (Focus) as Deadshot, Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) as The Joker, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney (Terminator Genisys) as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) as Rick Flagg, Viola Davis (The Help) as Amanda Waller, Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns) as Enchantress, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World) as Killer Croc, Ray Olubowale (Resident Evil: Afterlife) as King Shark, »
- Gary Collinson
See Also: Win Jurassic World merchandise!
Available on Spotify, Giacchino’s score is a great way to get yourself in the mood for the return to Jurassic Park, with another great score from the composer. Giacchino has certainly has plenty of big-screen experience to bring the Jurassic sounds back to life, with his excellent work on a variety of films, including Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, J.J. Abrams’ two Star Trek films, The Incredibles as well as this year’s Inside Out and Tomorrowland.
Opening on Thursday, Jurassic World is directed by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) and stars Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help), Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past »
- Scott J. Davis
Even though it's not due out until November 2, 2018, ever since Captain Marvel was officially announced back in October, fans have been clamoring for more information about Marvel's first female-led picture and have spent ample time fan-casting nearly every other big name actress to take on the iconic part. Some of the more popular fan favorites include Academy Award-winner Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road), Golden Globe-winner Emily Blunt (Edge Of Tomorrow), and certified badass Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck). Well, it looks like we can throw another Carol Danvers hopeful into the mix as it sounds like Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help) would be more than happy to put on the suit if asked. At last weekend's press tour, CinemaBlend was able to catch up with the Jurassic World star and as the interview came to a close, they managed to ask her if there were any other current »
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