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First Look at 'Macbeth' with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard

18 April 2014 9:55 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard are featured in the first photos from the new William Shakespeare adaptation Macbeth. Michael Fassbender stars as the title character, a Scottish Lord who will do anything to become king, with Marion Cotillard portraying his wife, Lady MacBeth. This adaptation from director Justin Kurzel will retain the play's 11th Century setting and original dialogue. Take a look at the first photos, then read on for more details from Michael Fassbender.

During The Daily Mail's visit to the set, Michael Fassbender revealed that his title character is actually suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, an idea which director Justin Kurzel gave him.

"He's suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. It makes total sense, when you think about it. Justin set the seed of the idea in my head. This trauma is something we know about. In World War I they called it battle fatigue, and it »

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'Gone Girl' trailer: Return to Oscars for Ben Affleck and David Fincher?

14 April 2014 5:54 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Will Ben Affleck and David Fincher make a return to the Oscars next year? -Break- They could be contenders again for one of 2014's most anticipated films, "Gone Girl," based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn, who also penned the screenplay. It opens on October 3, the same time of year that Fincher's "The Social Network" (2010) and Affleck's "Argo" (2012) opened before they went on to win multiple Oscars. Affleck is looking to win a third Oscar -- his first for acting following wins for Best Original Screenplay ("Good Will Hunting," 1997) and Best Picture ("Argo," 2012). However, Fincher is still in search of his first; he earned directing bids for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008) and "Social Network" (2010), losing the first to Danny Boyle ("Slumdog Millionaire") and the second to "The King's Speech" helmer Tom Hooper. W »

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YouTube star, Spall cast in Sucker

6 April 2014 3:46 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Young YouTube star John Luc and veteran English actor Timothy Spall are playing the odd couple at the centre of Sucker, director Ben Chessell.s. feature which is shooting in Melbourne.

Luc plays Lawrence, an 18-year-old Chinese Australian who cheats in his high school final year exams and fails to get into medicine. Banished to stay with his uncle for the summer, Lawrence meets Spall.s the Professor, a colourful, ageing conman.

Lawrence begins a road trip with the Professor and his daughter Sarah (Lily Sullivan) as the Professor teaches Lawrence the art of swindling and cheating, while from Sarah he learns a hard lesson in unrequited love.

As Lawrence and the Professor plan their biggest scam, the teenager and Sarah plan a swindle of their own. and Lawrence is forced to make a choice between love, life and lies. Kat Stewart is cast as Sarah.s mother and Jacek Koman »

- Don Groves

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Kevin Spacey to play Winston Churchill in biopic

26 March 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

House of Cards star to take role of wartime leader in Captain of the Gate, focusing on Churchill's rise to power in 1940

Kevin Spacey looks set to play Winston Churchill in a new biopic of the British wartime leader, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Captain of the Gate will centre on Churchill's rise to power in the second world war, when he led his country against Hitler's regime. The screenplay is by Ben Kaplan, who has written about Us president Ronald Reagan for a History Channel film and worked on documentaries about Vietnam and the second world war.

Spacey is reportedly attached to the project, which is seeking a director. The double Oscar winner is experiencing something of a career renaissance, with Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations for his role as a less well-respected politician: Francis Underwood in the Netflix drama House of Cards.

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- Ben Child

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Kevin Spacey to play Winston Churchill in new biopic

25 March 2014 8:57 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Kevin Spacey has signed on to play former British prime minister Winston Churchill in an upcoming biopic, it has been reported.

The Oscar-winning actor currently plays a ruthless American politician on Netflix's House of Cards.

According to WENN, Spacey will portray Churchill in a film called Captain of the Gate.

The film will chronicle the famous prime minister's life, from his childhood to his rise to power in British politics.

Churchill has been portrayed onscreen in the past by the likes of Richard Burton, Albert Finney, and Brendan Gleeson.

Timothy Spall played the iconic leader in 2010's The King's Speech, and reprised the role during London's 2012 Olympics closing ceremony. »

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Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' is the Oscars 2015 player we thought it would be

25 March 2014 7:28 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Las Vegas - Every year the major studios present their upcoming slate to the nation's theater owners at CinemaCon (formerly ShoWest). It's commonplace for a studio head to bring out a few famous faces to drive home the point that they should get behind a particular movie or two. Tuesday morning, Donna Langley, chairman of Universal Pictures, had only one movie star waiting in the wings and it was a big one: Angelina Jolie. Langley's job was to pitch Universal's entire 2014 slate and tease 2015 by showcasing upcoming films such as "Fast and Furious 7," "The Minions," "Neighbors" and "Jurassic World." Jolie had only one job: convince theater owners that her new drama "Unbroken," which she directed, was worthy of their screens and in-theater promotional energy over the next nine months. The true story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who found himself captured by the Japanese during World War II, "Unbroken »

- Gregory Ellwood

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The Devil's Knot Fastened to This Image Gallery

18 March 2014 3:59 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Image Entertainment is bringing The Devil's Knot to us on May 9th, and right now we have several new images for you cats with a penchant for true crime cases. Guilty? Innocent? Give us your take on who committed these heinous crimes.

Synopsis:

From Academy Award nominated director Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter) and starring Academy Award winner Colin Firth (The King's Speech) and Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line), comes the true story of a crime that would grip a nation for almost two decades and that continues to be one of the most high-profile trials of all time. Based on the bestseller by Mara Leveritt, Devil's Knot recounts the trial and conviction of teenagers Damien Echols; Jessie Misskelley, Jr.; and Jason Baldwin in the savage murder of three 8-year-old boys in the small town of West Memphis, Arkansas, in 1993.

Dubbed the so-called "West Memphis Three," the defendants, »

- Uncle Creepy

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Q&A: Timothy Spall

15 March 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The worst thing anyone's said to me? 'Sorry old boy, but you've got leukaemia'

Timothy Spall, 57, was born in London. After studying at Rada, he joined Birmingham Rep and the RSC before being cast in the hit TV series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet in 1983. His movies include Mike Leigh's Life Is Sweet and Secrets & Lies, and Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd. He played Churchill in The King's Speech, Peter Taylor in The Damned United and Peter Pettigrew in the Harry Potter films. He is currently starring in PG Wodehouse's Blandings on BBC1. He is married with three children.

What was your most embarrassing moment?

I have had a tendency to sleepwalk in the past. I once woke up in the nude in a corridor of a hotel in Cornwall in the small hours of the morning. Oh, the cringing shame.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Wanting »

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Q&A: Timothy Spall

15 March 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The worst thing anyone's said to me? 'Sorry old boy, but you've got leukaemia'

Timothy Spall, 57, was born in London. After studying at Rada, he joined Birmingham Rep and the RSC before being cast in the hit TV series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet in 1983. His movies include Mike Leigh's Life Is Sweet and Secrets & Lies, and Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd. He played Churchill in The King's Speech, Peter Taylor in The Damned United and Peter Pettigrew in the Harry Potter films. He is currently starring in PG Wodehouse's Blandings on BBC1. He is married with three children.

What was your most embarrassing moment?

I have had a tendency to sleepwalk in the past. I once woke up in the nude in a corridor of a hotel in Cornwall in the small hours of the morning. Oh, the cringing shame.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Wanting »

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Do You Know the Answer to the Question That Stumped the Jeopardy! Hacker?

13 March 2014 7:18 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Jeopardy! "hacker" Arthur Chu's controversial 12-day reign over the show is finally over. Last night, Arthur lost during Final Jeopardy, when a question about the British royals stumped him. The question? "He was the last male monarch who had not previously been the Prince of Wales." Arthur guessed that it was King George II, who was brought into power in the 18th century by the Act of Settlement, which restricted succession to Protestants. While Arthur had the right idea (George was never the Prince of Wales and was actually a prince in Germany before he took over England), he just didn't get the answer right. Keep reading or watch the video below to find out the answer. It was King George VI! George, who happens to be Queen Elizabeth II's father, was made king after his brother Edward VIII abdicated from the throne in 1936 to marry Wallis Simpson. His »

- Maria Mercedes Lara

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The Devil's Knot Untied in New Trailer

10 March 2014 5:12 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Image Entertainment is bringing The Devil's Knot to us on May 9th, and right now we have the full trailer for you cats with a penchant for true crime cases. Lord knows they rarely come as compelling as the story surrounding the West Memphis 3.

Synopsis:

From Academy Award nominated director Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter) and starring Academy Award winner Colin Firth (The King's Speech) and Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line), comes the true story of a crime that would grip a nation for almost two decades and that continues to be one of the most high-profile trials of all time. Based on the bestseller by Mara Leveritt, Devil's Knot recounts the trial and conviction of teenagers Damien Echols; Jessie Misskelley, Jr.; and Jason Baldwin in the savage murder of three 8-year-old boys in the small town of West Memphis, Arkansas, in 1993.

Dubbed the so-called "West Memphis Three, »

- Uncle Creepy

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New Footage From "Tracks"

9 March 2014 6:22 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek a new trailer supporting director John Curran’s adventure drama "Tracks", starring Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Emma Booth, Melanie Zanetti and Jessica Tovey:

"...director John Curran ('The Painted Veil') and the producers of 'The King's Speech', bring you the film 'Tracks', which tells the remarkable true story of 'Robyn Davidson' (Wasikowska), a young woman who leaves her life in the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert.

"Accompanied by her dog and four unpredictable camels, she sets off on a life-changing journey of self-discovery.

"Along the way, she meets 'National Geographic' photographer Rick Smolan (Driver) who begins to photograph her voyage..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Tracks"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Oscars vs. MTV Movie Awards: Is One Really More Prestigious than the Otherc

6 March 2014 10:11 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Back in 2008 I posted an article headlined "MTV Proves Their Irrelevance with 2008 MTV Movie Award Winners". Since then I haven't posted an article announcing any of the winners at the MTV Movie Awards and only last year did I begin posting the nominees once again. This morning I posted the list of 2014 MTV Movie Award nominees and one of the first comments was, "Since when does Ros cover the MTV awardsc This doesn't feel right." I can understand the sentiment, but in this day and age is there much of an argument that makes an award show such as the Oscars any more prestigious than the MTV Movie Awardsc Just a couple days ago, John Horn at the "Los Angeles Times" quoted two Oscar voters who privately admitted they didn't see 12 Years a Slave but voted for it anyway. They didn't watch it because they felt it "would be upsetting »

- Brad Brevet

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On Telluride's newfound place in the season, and a modest glimpse ahead

4 March 2014 2:25 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

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

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Oscars 2014 wishlist: short speeches, the right winners and a few mishaps

2 March 2014 4:45 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Statuettes for Lupita Nyong'o and Chiwetel Ejiofor, best film for 12 Years a Slave, and some good chase-off music – Mark Kermode's hopes for the 2014 Academy Awards

1 Proper Red Carpet Catastrophes

It's all very well turning up in smart suits and designer frocks that look fabulous on the pages of the glossy magazines, but here in the cheap seats what we really want is Celine Dion wearing a white tuxedo back to front, or Björk dressing up as a swan – these are the things that we remember and treasure, not some well-considered fashion statements that shine a spotlight on deserving up-and-coming designers while promoting ethical trade practices.

2 Brilliant Presenters

After the embarrassment of watching Seth MacFarlane singing We Saw Your Boobs last year (the sexism was ironic, apparently) things can only get better. Indeed, hopes are high for the returning host and all-round good egg Ellen DeGeneres to right the Mc »

- Mark Kermode

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Harvey Weinstein interview: 'I discovered I was a teddy bear instead of a grizzly bear'

1 March 2014 11:30 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The movie mogul on why he loves the Brits, making films for his children and how giving up M&Ms made him a better person

How are you and what are you doing?

I'm in New York City, it's snowing, freezing cold and for some unfathomable reason, I'm about to walk down the street to my office. Other than that, I'm fabulous.

Your new film, Escape from Planet Earth, is the Weinstein Company's first animation, right?

The first one we've made from scratch, yeah. Funnily enough, it's about two brothers who squabble all the time. I wouldn't know anything about that, of course [Harvey runs the Weinstein Company with his brother Bob]. One of the brothers is a larger-than-life alien hero who gets sent to Area 51, where he's imprisoned, so the quieter brother has to go and rescue him. Every weekend, my four daughters insist I drive them to the movie theatre and watch the latest animated film. So »

- Michael Hogan

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Q&A: Geoffrey Rush

1 March 2014 12:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

'The greatest love of my life? Oh please. This is not a therapy session'

Geoffrey Rush, 62, was born in Australia. After completing an English degree at the University of Queensland, he went to Paris to study acting at the Jacques Lecoq school, before returning to Australia to work in theatre. His role in the 1996 film Shine won him worldwide recognition, and he became the first Australian-born actor to win an Oscar; he has since had Academy Award nominations for his performances in Shakespeare In Love, Quills and The King's Speech, for which he won a Bafta. His latest film is The Book Thief. He is married with two children and lives in Melbourne.

When were you happiest?

During my Queensland childhood, on the days when I avoided the chlorine-infused shower gauntlet and being corralled into the deep end of the school pool.

What is your greatest fear?

Being alone »

- Rosanna Greenstreet

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Final 2014 Oscar Predictions: Our Picks and Your Turn to Vote!

28 February 2014 8:00 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Photo: AMPAS Polls Are Closed, Click Here For The Complete Results And Comparison To My Predictions It seems like the Oscars take forever to arrive, but when they do it's almost as if you aren't prepared. I offered up my first Best Picture predictions almost a year ago exactly, and by the looks of it predicting that early doesn't result in very accurate results as I only had three of the eventual nominees on the list and two films didn't even end up released in 2013. Oh well, it's all part of the fun. We watch, we scrutinize, we judge, and sooner or later it all becomes quite clear which films and performances will be rising to the top in each category. We discuss the last two nomination slots and we bicker over the #1 line, not because we necessarily feel one film or performance is better than another in its respective category, »

- Brad Brevet

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28 Oscar Experts predict 'Gravity' will win Best Score

27 February 2014 7:33 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

All but one of our 29 Oscar Experts are predicting that "Gravity" will win Best Score at the Oscars on Sunday. That overwhelming support Steven Price leading odds of 1/10 to take home an Academy Award on his first nomination.  Pete Hammond (Deadline) is the lone holdout; he is predicting that four-time Oscar also-ran   Alexandre Desplat ("The Queen," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The King's Speech," "Argo") will prevail for "Philomena." He is in second place with odds of 20/1.  In third position with 33/1 odds is "Her", composed by first-time nominees William Butler (from Arcade Fire) and Owen Pallett. Fourth place is held by perennial also-ran Thomas Newman for "Saving Mr. Banks" with 50/1 odds. He has yet to win in his long career despite 11 previous nominations.  Five-time Oscar champ John Williams is »

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Alexandre Desplat Reteams With Roman Polanski, Will Score Dreyfus Affair Drama 'D'

26 February 2014 7:24 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Is Alexandre Desplat the hardest-working man in Hollywood? If they were going to give an Oscar for that this weekend, he'd certainly be a contender, though as it is he's nominated instead in the real category of Best Score, for “Philomena.” In the last three years alone he has worked on that film, “The Monuments Men” (where he also had a small role), “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Rise of the Guardians,” “Rust and Bone,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” “Argo,” “The Ides of March,” “Carnage,” “The King's Speech,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” and more. And he shows no sign of slowing down, with scores in the pipeline for “Godzilla," Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" and now also for “D,” Roman Polanski's new project. Desplat is Polanski's go-to music guy at present, having done “Carnage,” “The Ghost Writer” and even the documentary "Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir. »

- Ben Brock

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