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The film with the biggest Oscar buzz out of this year's Cannes Film Festival was Todd Haynes' lesbian love story, "Carol," which took the Best Actress prize for Rooney Mara, who tied for the honor with French actress Emmanuelle Bercot ("Mon Roi"). Mara, who was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar in 2011 for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," now has a serious chance to return to the derby, especially since most of the buzz about the film had surrounded her co-star, two-time Oscar champ Cate Blanchett. Click Here to see the complete list of Cannes winners. -Break- Nineteem women who won this category at Cannes went on to snag Oscar nominations and four have won: Simone Signoret for "Room at the Top" (1959), Sophia Loren for "Two Women" (1961), Sally Field for "Norma Rae" (1979) and Holly Hunter for "The Piano" (1993). Will Cannes hit 'Youth' bring Michael Caine, Jane Fonda bac. »
Batman: Arkham Knight is releasing in June and we got a new awesome trailer for you! Come "Be the Batman" and check it out!
The trailer is awesome in so many ways. There isn't actual gameplay until the 1 minute mark and it's brief, but the trailer as a whole is rather well done! It sets a good vibe for the upcoming game!
About the trailer:
" Directed by Tim Cronenweth and Jeff Cronenweth (director of photography for Gone Girl, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Fight Club), with Trent Reznor serving as music consultant, the Official Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer – “Be The Batman” features “The Wretched” by Nine Inch Nails and showcases everyday people being determined, courageous and fearless as they rise to become the Batman. "
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- email@example.com (Dustin Spino)
As Cannes sets the stage for the 2015 Oscar race, one thing is guaranteed: Unlike last year, when awards-worthy performances by best actress contenders were scarce, this year, it’s les femmes who are dominating Cannes’ screens. At the top of the list is Todd Haynes’ luxe romance Carol, starring two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara (previously nominated for 2011’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). As the fest heads into its final stretch, it’s holding its own as the best-reviewed competition entry. And it immediately got Oscar-watchers swooning. “Strong contender for awards @cannes15 &
- Gregg Kilday
Peter Pan and a young Captain Hook team up in the first trailer for “Pan,” in which Hugh Jackman plays Neverland pirate Blackbeard. The first full-length preview for the Warner Bros. release also shows Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) in action as Indian princess Tiger Lily, as well as rising star Cara Delevingne as a mermaid. The latest incarnation of a character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie is an origin story about the titular orphan (Levi Miller) sailing away to a magical land we’re all familiar with, where an ancient prophecy states a boy who can. »
- Greg Gilman
Watch the brand new trailer from Warner Bros. Pictures.
Peter (Levi Miller) is a mischievous 12-year-old boy with an irrepressible rebellious streak, but in the bleak London orphanage where he has lived his whole life those qualities do not exactly fly. Then one incredible night, Peter is whisked away from the orphanage and spirited off to a world of pirates, warriors and fairies called Neverland. There, he finds amazing adventures and fights life-or-death battles while trying to uncover the secret of his mother, who left him at the orphanage so long ago, and his rightful place in this magical land. Teamed with the warrior Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) and a new friend named James Hook (Garrett Hedlund), Peter must defeat the ruthless pirate Blackbeard »
- Michelle McCue
With his groundbreaking examinations of queer identity and his fondness for the heyday of classic melodrama, Todd Haynes seemed almost too perfect a choice to film an adaptation of “The Price of Salt,” Patricia Highsmith’s ahead-of-its-time 1952 novel about two women who boldly defied the stifling social conformity of the times. Still, even high expectations don’t quite prepare you for the startling impact of “Carol,” an exquisitely drawn, deeply felt love story that teases out every shadow and nuance of its characters’ inner lives with supreme intelligence, breathtaking poise and filmmaking craft of the most sophisticated yet accessible order. An obvious companion piece to Haynes’ “Far From Heaven” and “Mildred Pierce,” and no less painstaking in its intricate re-creation of a mid-20th-century American milieu, the Weinstein Co. release (set for a Dec. 18 release) should have little trouble translating critical plaudits, especially for Cate Blanchett’s incandescent lead performance, »
- Justin Chang
The Weinstein Co.’s Cannes presentation is always an early launching pad for fall awards season. But on Thursday afternoon at the Majestic Hotel, Harvey Weinstein actually started handicapping the 2016 Oscars race from the South of France.
Joined by Jake Gyllenhaal onstage, Weinstein said it was an outrage that the star was snubbed for his performance in “Nightcrawler,” which was released by Open Road Films last fall. “We’ll get revenge,” Weinstein said. “This transformation in ‘Southpaw’ is amazing,” Weinstein added about the upcoming summer movie directed by Antoine Fuqua, where Gyllenhaal plays a professional boxer. Weinstein revealed that “Southpaw” had been selected for Cannes, but it couldn’t play in competition because Gyllenhaal is a member of the jury.
- Ramin Setoodeh
Read More: Cannes 2015: The 10 Movies Indiewire is Most Excited to See "Carol," one of Indiewire's most anticipated films of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel "The Price of Salt," which follows the illicit lesbian affair between a married woman and a department store clerk in 1950s New York. Directed by Todd Haynes ("Mildred Pierce," "Far From Heaven"), the film stars Oscar winner Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine," "Elizabeth") as the eponymous Carol and Rooney Mara ("Her," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") as store clerk Therese. Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler and Carrie Brownstein also star. "Carol" will make its world premiere this weekend at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Check out the clips below for a taste of their burgeoning relationship: Read More: Woody Allen, Pixar and Cate Blanchett: Are These the Films Going to Cannes 2015? »
- Becca Nadler
A cute walk through history with an unwilling history-maker.Felix Herngren’s comedy has made a big splash in European markets but is going to have tougher going in the USA. Although the film will probably unseat the reigning champion “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” at the box office, its extreme creativity is hamstring by its pronounced lack of dynamic. A remarkable stream of outrageous and funny episodes, one could take the first, replace it with the middle or last, and have the same film.The Swedish-language comedy is co-written by the director and Hans Ingemansson. Based on the novel by Jonas […] »
- Ron Wilkinson
Sweden, with a celebrated film history of its own, has been playing an increasing role in hosting the production of both big- and small-screen projects. The country not only served as the location for the Millennium trilogy based on the novels of native son Stieg Larsson — it was also the shooting locale for the American adaptation of series’ first installment, David Fincher’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”
Not wanting to lose momentum, members of the Swedish film and TV community are now lobbying the government to establish a production tax credit similar to that of many other countries. “Our main argument is the increased competition from countries in Europe who have the tax incentives in place,” says Ingrid Rudefors »
- Todd Longwell
It’s not surprising that “Carol” was locked away in Hollywood’s development closet for 15 years. Based on Patricia Highsmith’s scandalous 1952 novel “The Price of Salt,” Todd Haynes’ latest movie is a double whammy by industry standards: it’s headlined by two women, who fall in love with each other.
The film, which stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, and premieres at the Cannes Film Festival on May 17, arrives at a pivotal, yet paradoxical, time for female-driven stories. There has been a string of hits this year that celebrate female empowerment — from “Insurgent” and “Fifty Shades of Grey” to “Cinderella,” and the upcoming “Trainwreck,” “Spy” and the final installment of “The Hunger Games.” That said, gender inequality both in front of and behind the camera is a hot-button issue in the global entertainment business.
As one of cinema’s most prominent stars, Blanchett, whose recent roles include the evil stepmother in “Cinderella, »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Following its recent theatrical and VOD release, Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced that we'll see a Maggie Blu-ray / DVD release on July 7th, with a Digital HD release one week earlier on June 30th. Here's a look at the cover art and list of special features:
"Santa Monica, CA (May 11, 2015) - Arnold Schwarzenegger is back and better than ever in the post-apocalyptic story, Maggie, arriving on Digital HD June 30th and on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) July 7th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is currently available via On Demand. Also starring Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin (Best Supporting Actress, Little Miss Sunshine, 2006) and Joely Richardson (TV's "Nip/Tuck," The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Maggie follows the outbreak of a deadly zombie virus that sweeps the nation.
As the nation reels from a lethal virus that turns its victims into zombies, Wade's (Schwarzenegger) daughter Maggie (Breslin) has been infected. »
- Jonathan James
Kristen Stewart 'On the Road' dancing, with Garrett Hedlund on the right Down memory lane: Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart 'On the Road' images At the time best known as The Twilight Saga's conflicted human Bella Swan, Kristen Stewart was cast as the exuberant Marylou in Walter Salles' film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's iconic 1950s novel On the Road. Salles had been impressed with Stewart's pre-Twilight work in Sean Penn's Into the Wild. Based on LuAnne Henderson, Kerouac's close buddy Neal Cassady's first wife, Marylou is described as a "beautiful little sharp chick." Apparently, one who also likes to move seductively to the sound of music – as can be attested by the Kristen Stewart picture above, which first came out online in early 2011. Besides Stewart, On the Road also features Garrett Hedlund – at the time best known for Tron: Legacy – as Dean Moriarty, »
- Zac Gille
Like “The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain” and “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence,” Felix Herngren’s “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” sees the whimsical potential in a haiku-like title. And yet, the film that this irreverent and frequently outrageous Swedish serio-comedy most resembles is Robert Zemeckis’ “Forrest Gump,” being the decades-spanning account of a not-altogether-there centenarian whose exploits put him at the center of world events. Since its December 2013 domestic release, the film has sold more than a million tickets in its native Sweden, where lead actor Robert Gustafsson was already a beloved star, and it has gone on to delight young and old around the world under various twee titles. Arriving late to American shores, the kooky pic should be a welcome arthouse counter-programmer for those wary of heavier foreign imports, including Music Box’s own “Ida. »
- Peter Debruge
Exclusive: UK broadcaster joins finance of Jean Doumanian, WestEnd drama.
UK broadcaster Film4 has boarded finance on director Benedict Andrews’ anticipated drama Blackbird, which is set to star Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Carol) and Ben Mendelsohn (Starred Up, Animal Kingdom).
The script is adapted by playwright David Harrower from his celebrated and controversial Olivier Award-winning play of the same name, and will mark the feature directorial debut of acclaimed theatre director Benedict Andrews.
Currently in pre-production, the film will see Mendelsohn play Ray, a mid-level manager in his early 50s, who is confronted by angry 20-something Una (Mara). The two had a passionate affair 15 years earlier when Una was barely a teenager, for which Ray was arrested and imprisoned.
Like a wrecking ball from his past, Una’s unexpected arrival threatens to destroy Ray’s new identity.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Justin Timberlake on the Oscars' Red Carpet Justin Timberlake at the Academy Awards The Social Network actor Justin Timberlake arrives at the 83rd Academy Awards, which took place on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. At the ceremony, Timberlake and Black Swan actress Mila Kunis introduced the nominees – and eventual winners – in the animation categories. Throughout the proceedings, he pretended to be the elusive Banksy, whose Exit Through the Gift Shop was a Best Documentary Feature contender. The joke fell mostly flat, but Timberlake actually elicited some laughs when he imitated three-time Oscar-nominated veteran Kirk Douglas*, who mercilessly stretched the Best Supporting Actress announcement into what seemed like hours. Admittedly, Douglas was funny. (The winner in that particular category turned out to be Melissa Leo for David O. Russell's The Fighter.) As announced by the Justin Timberlake-Mila Kunis duo, the Best Animated Short Film was Shaun Tan »
- D. Zhea
Trent Reznor and wife Mariqueen Maandig Trent Reznor and wife Mariqueen Maandig at the Oscars Sporting an ultra-cool look, Trent Reznor and wife Mariqueen Maandig, both members of the hip, experimental band How to Destroy Angels, arrive at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Trent Reznor, formerly the frontman of the alternative rock group Nine Inch Nails, and fellow How to Destroy Angels band member Atticus Ross went on to share the Best Original Score Oscar for their work on David Fincher's Facebook movie The Social Network. After Reznor's Oscar win, "I want to thank you like an animal" became a Twitter hit – in reference to a similar-sounding line found in the Nine Inch Nails' 1994 song "Closer." Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' Oscar 2011 competitors were: Hans Zimmer, at one point the favorite for the Best Original Score Academy Award, for »
- D. Zhea
Though it underwent some casting changes in the early stages – namely The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo‘s Rooney Mara replacing Mia Wasikowska as Therese – Todd Haynes’ romantic drama Carol is nearing its premiere at the Cannes film festival next month, and an early, admittedly low quality trailer for the adaptation has surfaced.
Based on Patricia Highsmith’s erotic novel The Price of Salt (also referred to as Carol), Mara’s young female store clerk is essentially the crux of the narrative. Dreaming of a life beyond menial duties as a department store clerk, Therese falls head over heels for an older, married woman (Cate Blanchett) ensnared in a loveless marriage. Situated in New York circa 1950, Haynes’ feature has been described as a tale of tragic love and lust, and one look at the debut footage above will give you a sense of the emotional tone residing beneath the old-school aesthetic. »
- Michael Briers
Warner Bros. Pictures have announced that they have moved director Joe Wright’s action-adventure Pan from a summer July 24th release date to fall October 9th 2015. The press release was announced by President of Domestic Distribution, Dan Fellman, and President of International Distribution, Veronika Kwan Vanderberg.
“We wanted to give ‘Pan’ the space to extend its theatrical run, so taking it out of the cluttered summer season made the most sense. Moving the film to the heart of the fall will allow us more time to screen the picture, enabling us to capitalize on what we anticipate will be strong word of mouth.”
Kwan Vanderberg stated:
“Peter Pan is a beloved figure the world over, and the fall corridor is perfect for this epic adventure story that explores the origins of this young hero. In many markets we can take advantage of school holidays that ensure a greater »
- J.B. Casas
These days, we're used to the marketing hype for a major film building up about two years ahead of release. Visitors to Comic-Con got a preview of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, for example, more than two years ahead of its due date. Our collective hunger for a first look at major forthcoming films is such that, it seems, studios are keen to show off their work-in-progress earlier and earlier.
But there are ways of teasing a forthcoming movie without showing a frame of the finished product, which is where the following list comes in. They're all examples of promos that manage to get across the flavour of a future film without going into story details. Some of them were made before a foot of celluloid was exposed, »
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