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New banner for Interstellar

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Following on from yesterday’s trailer and TV spots [which you can view here], we now have a new banner for Christopher Nolan’s next film, the hotly-anticipated sci-fi epic Interstellar

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Interstellar is set for release on November 7th and stars Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Michael Caine (Inception), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), Casey Affleck (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3), John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Bill Irwin (Lady in the Water), David Gyasi (Cloud Atlas), Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream), David Oyelowo (The Butler) and Matt Damon (Elysium).

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New trailer and four new TV spots for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

29 September 2014 10:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just over five weeks to go until its release, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. have stepped up the promotional for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar by releasing a TV trailer for the hotly-anticipated sci-fi, along with four new TV spots; check them out below…

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Interstellar stars Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Michael Caine (Inception), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), Casey Affleck (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3), John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Bill Irwin (Lady in the Water), David Gyasi (Cloud Atlas), Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream), David Oyelowo (The Butler »

- Gary Collinson

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Denzel Still Rules The (Box Office) World. But Why No Artistic Risks?

28 September 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Is there any movie star more consistent than Denzel? Pro: No matter what he makes, it opens big. Con: Maybe that's because he's just not a risk taker. He may be our least adventurous megastar.

Top O' The Box Office

1 Equalizer $35 million New

2 Maze Runner $17.5 (cum. $58) Review

3 Boxtrolls $17.2 million New best animation studio right now

On the stage he only appears in time-tested prestige pieces (Raisin in the Sun and August Wilson or Shakespeare plays). Onscreen he only makes two kinds of movies: disposable action thriller flicks & would-be prestige dramas. The Equalizer, adapted from a television series, is obviously one of the former. People won't remember he made it in a couple of years as a newer model surfaces to replace it. 

Washington hasn't altered this pattern in twenty years -- take a look for yourself if you don't believe me -- unless you count his curiousity about directing (both »

- NATHANIEL R

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People Apologizes for "Insensitive" Viola Davis Tweet

26 September 2014 12:38 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

People has apologized for posting an offensive tweet about Viola Davis' character in How To Get Away With Murder. The entertainment news outlet live tweeted the premiere of ABC's new series Thursday night, but one comment outraged several users and was subsquently deleted. Referring to star Davis, People's account tweeted, "Waiting for Viola to break into "You is kind. You is smart. You is important." #HowToGetAwayWithMurder," according to Jezebel's screen grab of the since-deleted tweet. That quote was said by Davis' character in The Help. Early Friday morning, People apologized for that comment, posting the below tweet:

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- Hilary Lewis

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Win Tickets To The Advance Screening of The Judge in St. Louis

26 September 2014 12:12 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes The Judge, which pairs two-time Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr. and Oscar winner Robert Duvall, starring together for the first time on the big screen. The film also stars Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga and Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton, and is directed by David Dobkin (“Wedding Crashers”).

In The Judge, Downey stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.

The film also features a stellar supporting cast, including Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, Leighton Meester, Ken Howard, Emma Tremblay, Balthazar Getty, David Krumholtz, Sarah Lancaster, Grace Zabriskie and Denis O’Hare.

The Judge is being produced by Susan Downey (the “Sherlock Holmes” films), David Dobkin, »

- Movie Geeks

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People Magazine Apologizes After Offensive Tweet About Viola Davis Sparks Backlash

26 September 2014 11:27 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

While live tweeting the premiere of “How to Get Away With Murder” on Thursday night, People magazine told its Twitter followers that the publication was waiting for the show's star, Viola Davis, to break into her famous line from the film “The Help.” The magazine has since deleted the tweet, but a screen shot is below.  Also read: ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ Reviews: At Least Critics Can Agree Viola Davis Is Fantastic “People's editorial director, Jess Cagle, and senior editorial management were embarrassed and upset by the tweet,” a representative for People told TheWrap on Friday. ”It was »

- Ryan O'Connell

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'The Daily Show' airs controversial Washington Redskins segment

26 September 2014 5:34 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Daily Show” airs controversial Washington Redskins segment For the 2nd night in a row, Comedy Central targeted the Redskins' name. In fact, “The Daily Show” piece, which was supposed to feature a “tense showdown” between Native American activists and Redskins fans, aired vs. the Redskins game on CBS. Before introducing the piece, Jon Stewart offered a disclaimer: “Recently, we sent our intrepid reporter Jason Jones out to the field to explore the phenomenon of a certain Washington D.C. football team’s controversial name. We learned later that some of the participants who participated in the piece — they didn’t enjoy the experience.” He added: "We take the complaints seriously…If we find out, in a piece, that someone was intentionally misled or if their comments were intentionally misrepresented. We do not air that piece.” Plus: Redskins fans target CBS’ Phil Simms, who tried not to say “Redskins” during »

- Norman Weiss

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How To Get Away With Murder Series Premiere Review: Pilot (Season 1, Episode 1)

25 September 2014 9:35 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

What more is there to say about Viola Davis? She is one of the most hypnotic American actors working today in a variety of stage and screen roles. Her vigor and emotional complexity are paralleled by few in her craft. She has won two Tonys and should have won the two Oscars she was nominated for, as her terrific turns in Doubt and The Help were the high points of both features.

So, it is of little surprise that the best moments in the pilot episode of How to Get Away with Murder, a frantically-paced potboiler from powerhouse executive producer Shonda Rhimes, are the few times the show slows down to hold on Davis’s face. (Contrary to the popular belief, Peter Nowalk is the creator and showrunner.) When she looks in the mirror, darts her eyes away from her husband or puts a struggling student on the spot, her eyebrows arched, »

- Jordan Adler

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More images from Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

25 September 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we brought you six new images from Christopher Nolan’s eagerly-anticipated sci-fi epic Interstellar [see here], and now we have another six, including a couple of behind-the-scenes shots of the director at work…

 

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Interstellar stars Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Michael Caine (Inception), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), Casey Affleck (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3), John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Bill Irwin (Lady in the Water), David Gyasi (Cloud Atlas), Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream), David Oyelowo (The Butler) and Matt Damon (Elysium).

Interstellar is set for release on November 7th. »

- Gary Collinson

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News Nuggets: How does Viola Davis 'get away with murder' on new ABC show?

25 September 2014 10:10 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

In a new video interview, Viola Davis chats about her lead role in "How to Get Away with Murder." The show premieres on ABC Thursday night and is about a criminal law professor who gives her students real-world cases to solve. Davis really wanted to work with creator Shonda Rhimes, especially after not getting long-term TV jobs before. She says, "I'm a failed television pilot queen." Davis is a two-time Oscar nominee ("Doubt," "The Help") and a two-time Tony Award winner on Broadway ("King Hedley II," "Fences"). TV Guide -Break- Jeff Labrecque makes the case in defense of Vince Vaughn for the second season of "True Detective." Vaughn and Colin Farrell have been confirmed this week as two of the new leads for the HBO anthology series. Farrell will be playing a cop, like Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson did this past season. But Vaughn will play "a career criminal »

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Six new images from Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

24 September 2014 11:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve had a selection of posters from Interstellar over the past week or so, and now thanks to Empire we have six brand new images from Christopher Nolan’s hotly-anticipated sci-fi epic, which you can see right here…

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Interstellar stars Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Michael Caine (Inception), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), Casey Affleck (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3), John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Bill Irwin (Lady in the Water), David Gyasi (Cloud Atlas), Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream), David Oyelowo (The Butler) and Matt Damon (Elysium »

- Gary Collinson

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New banner for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

23 September 2014 3:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week we were treated to a selection of posters for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film Interstellar [see here, here, here and here], and now we have a new banner for the sci-fi epic, which you can see here…

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Interstellar stars Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Michael Caine (Inception), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), Casey Affleck (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3), John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Bill Irwin (Lady in the Water), David Gyasi (Cloud Atlas), Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream), David Oyelowo (The Butler) and Matt Damon (Elysium).

Interstellar is set for release on November 7th. »

- Gary Collinson

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Red Band Society Stars Octavia Spencer and Dave Annable on Looking for Life and Laughs in Sickness and Tragedy

17 September 2014 7:20 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Don't be fooled by basic premise: Fox's Red Band Society isn't your typical teen drama, nor is it your typical medical show. Hailing from writer and executive producer Margaret Nagle and executive producer Steven Spielberg, Red Band Society stars The Help's Oscar winner Octavia Spencer as Nurse Jackson—sometimes referred to as "Scary Bitch"—and Brothers and Sisters veteran Dave Annable as Dr. Jack McAndrew, the two "authority figures" in Ocean Park Hospital. But don't expect death, melodrama and tears every week—or at all. "Well, I can tell you this. When you tune into a show, you know you want to be entertained. We're definitely entertaining people, but »

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Matthew McConaughey featured in new poster for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

16 September 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With less than two months to go before Christopher Nolan’s latest film takes flight, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. have dropped a new poster for Interstellar, which features Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) kitted out in a spacesuit…

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Featuring in the cast of Interstellar are Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Michael Caine (Inception), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), Casey Affleck (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3), John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Bill Irwin (Lady in the Water), David Gyasi (Cloud Atlas), Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream), David Oyelowo (The Butler) and Matt Damon (Elysium »

- Gary Collinson

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Night Shyamalan, Cuba Gooding Jr. And Donald Sutherland Among Mipcom’s Talent Slate

16 September 2014 9:44 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Paris–  Night Shyamalan, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Donald Sutherland will lead a large delegation of talent and filmmakers set to present their shows at the 30th edition of Mipcom, the international TV market hosted in Cannes.

Shyamalan will present “Wayward Pines,” the Fox International Channels’ thriller series based on Blake Crouch’s novel. The show, which stars Matt Dillon, Melissa Leo and Terrence Howard, turns on a federal agent who searches for two missing federal agents in a small town of Idaho.

Gooding Jr. will be on hand, along with Aunjanue Ellis (“The Help”) and Lou Gossett Jr. (“Boardwalk Empire”), to promote eOne’s “The Book of Negroes” as part of Mipcom’s World Premiere TV screening. Directed by Clement Virgo, the 19th-century-set series is based Canadian writer Lawrence Hill’s novel. Virgo, Hill, exec producers Damon d’Oliviera and Carrie Stein will also be attending the unspooling. The 6-part »

- Elsa Keslassy

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TV Review: ‘Red Band Society’

16 September 2014 9:01 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In terms of manipulating an audience, few things are more reliable than sick or imperiled kids. With that as a given, Fox’s “Red Band Society” labors to feel uplifting, not depressing, by filtering a “The Breakfast Club”-like erosion of high-school caste systems through the leveling effect of a potentially fatal diagnosis. Narrated by a young boy in a coma (a device somewhere between “Reversal of Fortune” and “The Lovely Bones”), the pilot doesn’t do enough to establish these archetypal characters — adults or children. And there’s cause to doubt whether the show will have the time to effectively bridge that gap.

Developed by Margaret Nagle from a Spanish series, and counting the very busy Steven Spielberg among its producers, the program operates on two tracks: focusing on the children brought together by illness — creating an environment, as one helpfully notes, where “the walls break down” — and on »

- Brian Lowry

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‘Red Band Society’ Stars Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable Tout Fox Show as Best Script of Pilot Season

16 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Even if you hate teen shows, Fox's new children's hospital series might still be the show for you. Yes, “Red Band Society” rounded up some serious young talent for the fall dramedy, but the leads on the show are undoubtedly the accomplished adults. Academy Award-winner Octavia Spencer plays self-proclaimed “Scary Bitch” Nurse Jackson, whom the actress told TheWrap is “the spine of the whole show.” Spencer, who scored a supporting actress Oscar for 2011's “The Help,” stars opposite Dave Annable, otherwise known as the “Hot Doc” of the faux Atlanta, Ga. hospital. Also read: Mandy Moore Joins Fox's ‘Red Band Society’ as Dave Annable's. »

- Tony Maglio

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Fall TV Obsessions: Viola Davis Will Teach You How to Get Away With Murder

15 September 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Once upon a time, there used to be a stigma about a movie star "falling from grace" and slumming it up on TV. No more is that the case, especially for some of the best actresses in Hollywood. Viola Davis is doing it with How to Get Away With Murder and she's injected so much into a project we'd already be all over. How to Get Away With Murder hails from mega producer Shonda Rhimes and her Shondaland Productions. The people who have bequeathed us Grey's Anatomy and Scandal are now doing a dark legal drama? We're in. It's starring Davis, an Oscar nominee for Doubt and The Help? Has it been renewed for season two yet? In How to Get Away With Murder, Davis plays top attorney and law professor »

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Five Possible Oscar Nominees Awaiting Distribution Deals

15 September 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

With Oscar season in full swing, the race is on for Oscar hopefuls. U.S. distributors help push their films and actors involved toward Oscar nominations, and some acquisition titles managed to find distributors in Telluride and Toronto. Ethan Hawke’s Seymour: An Introduction was sold to Sundance Selects at Telluride. Toronto continued to be a hotspot for acquisition titles looking to secure deals. Some films that inked deals include Chris Rock’s Top Five (Paramount), Chris EvansBefore We Go (RADiUS), Still Alice (Sony Pictures Classics) and Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young (A24); there are still a number waiting in the wings, though. Here are five actors who could possibly score an Oscar nomination if their films are picked up by distributors:

Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner (Black and White)

Spencer hasn’t been nominated for an Oscar since her supporting actress »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Shocker: Oscar nominee Viola Davis is routinely offered 'mammy-ish' roles

14 September 2014 8:29 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Viola Davis may be the lead of a heavily-hyped new network series, but as the actress herself tells it, it's been an uphill battle getting to this point as a woman "of a certain age and a certain hue." “I don’t see anyone on TV like me in a role like this," said Davis - who stars in this fall's new ABC drama "How to Get Away with Murder" - in a recent interview with New York Times Magazine. "And you can’t even mention [lighter-skinned black actresses] Halle Berry or Kerry Washington." Indeed, even after being nominated for a second Oscar for her performance in 2012's "The Help" (her first nod came four years earlier for her brief role in "Doubt" co-starring Meryl Streep), the 49-year-old Davis claims underwhelming parts continued to come her way. “I have been given a lot of roles that are downtrodden, mammy-ish,” she said. “A lot »

- Chris Eggertsen

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