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As one of the first films to arrive post Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War was always going to garner a lot of excitement from Marvel fans, though this early buzz was compounded when the studio confirmed that Robert Downey Jr. would play an integral role in the upcoming threequel, teeing up a decisive war of ethics that would have serious ramifications for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole.
Coming on board proved to be huge news in the studio’s ever-evolving cinematic blueprint, but for Downey Jr., it proved to be a no-brainer. Speaking to Empire, the actor touched upon how Marvel approached him for the part.
They said to me, ‘If we have you, we can do this, or Cap 3 has to be something else. It’s nice to feel needed. And at this point it’s about helping each other, too. I look at it »
- Michael Briers
The Fantastic Four will stretch, sneak, blaze and clobber their way back into movie theaters this summer, and now the latest iteration of Marvel's first band of genetically modified misfits have a properly epic trailer to mark the occasion.
The clip features a grave monologue ostensibly delivered by Dr. Franklin Storm (played by Reg E. Cathey), who waxes on humankind's insatiable need to discover, invent and build. As he speaks, we get our first look at the superheroes-to-be — Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic, Kate Mara as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman, »
London — The Berlin Film Festival has revealed the names of the international jury, which is presided over by Darren Aronofsky, as previously announced. The international jury decides who receives the Golden Bear and Silver Bears of the Berlinale competition.
The other members of the jury will be “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner, “Rush” actor Daniel Bruhl, “Snowpiercer” director Bong Joon-ho, “Hannibal” producer Martha De Laurentiis, “The Milk of Sorrow” director Claudia Llosa, and “Amelie” actress Audrey Tautou.
Weiner is the creator, executive producer and writer of television series “Mad Men,” whose seventh and last season is running in the U.S. To date, he has received nine Emmys, two Baftas, three Golden Globes and numerous WGA awards. As a director, he has been nominated twice by the DGA for his work behind the camera. “Are You Here,” starring Owen Wilson and Amy Poehler, marks his feature film debut as a writer, »
- Leo Barraclough
Next year's Captain America: Civil War kicks off Marvel's nine-movie Phase Three, which will signal major changes within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. During the studio's October press event, Marvel confirmed the Civil War title, and that Robert Downey Jr. will star as Iron Man, alongside Chris Evans as Captain America and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. The story will be based on the Civil War comics, where Tony Stark feuds with Steve Rogers over the Sueprhero Registration Act. The comic book essentially transformed Stark into a villain, as he found himself at odds with his fellow Avengers and even cloning Thor in the process. When asked about the possibility of playing a villain, in a new interview with Empire, Robert Downey Jr. had this to say, hinting that fans will start to see changes in his character in this year's Avengers: Age of Ultron.
"It's natural to change your views. »
Back in November of last year, Daniel Brühl was officially cast in Captain America: Civil War as an as yet unrevealed villain. Fan speculation and lots of other rumors alluded to Brühl being Baron Zemo. According to a leaked call sheet from Moviecastingcall.org, a breakdown of the film's cast shows Brühl is, in fact, Baron Zemo.
Starring in Captain America: Civil War is People’s Choice Awards winner Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America. Also starring is four-time Golden Globe Award nominee Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Critics Choice Television Awards nominee Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, two-time Academy Award nominee Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, two-time Black Reel Awards nominee Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther. Golden Globe Award nominee Daniel Brühl has joined the cast as Baron Zemo.
I'm not very familiar with Moviecastingcall. »
- Free Reyes
Harvey Weinstein is one of the most powerful, outspoken, and controversial men in Hollywood. The studio executive who launched Miramax and The Weinstein Company is a passionate film lover, a master promoter, a ruthless Oscar campaigner, and just about everything else you need to be in order to make it to the top in the business. Even if you find what he does unscrupulous or the content he produces not very good, it is hard not to admire the man for how successful he has made himself, no matter how frustrating it might be. Weinstein recently had a chat with Deadline, covering a wide variety of topics from the Netflix series "Marco Polo" to the troubles with the upcoming Broadway musical adaptation of Finding Neverland to Oscar campaigning to his reputation of recutting films, giving him the nickname "Harvey Scissorhands." I had no idea the Weinsteins were behind "Marco Polo »
- Mike Shutt
Just about every year, brilliant movies are utterly ignored by the Oscars. The Searchers, Groundhog Day, Breathless, King Kong, Casino Royale, Touch of Evil, Caddyshack, Mean Streets, The Big Lebowski, Blackfish — the Academy has a long history of overlooking comedies, action movies, horror flicks, hard-boiled genre pics, artsy foreign films, and documentaries that aren’t about World War II. Before the ceremony, we’ll be taking a closer look at films that were too small, too weird, or perhaps simply too awesome for the Academy Awards. These are the Non-Nominees. The film: Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer is the story of mankind »
- Carolyn L. Todd
Jette asked me to reprise the theme from my post last year, so here are the female characters I found most memorable in 2014 film:
8. Mom, Boyhood
I may not have adored this Linklater movie as so many of my colleagues do, but I do find the mother played by Patricia Arquette the most layered in this cast of characters (and the best part of the film, Imho). She stumbles through marriages, survives an abusive partner, works her way through an advanced degree, and questions her decisions all the while. (Debbie's Sundance review)
7. Mason, Snowpiercer
Tilda Swinton escapes deeply into this sadistic martinet, hungry for power and not as in control as she would like to be. (Matt's review)
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- Elizabeth Stoddard
Simultaneously the dullest and the most insulting version of itself it could possibly be. If only it had managed to be campy, that’d be something… I’m “biast” (pro): have been a fan of Ridley Scott in the past…
I’m “biast” (con): …but not so much lately
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
I think I’ve finally figured out what Exodus: Gods and Kings is all about. I don’t mean how it’s a painfully boring, too-literal adaptation of a Biblical fantasy that’s been told plenty often before, and was not calling out to be told again. I mean how it’s possible that Ridley Scott could have made such a stodgy flick, and one that’s utterly tone-deaf to modern sensibilities. Cuz Scott used to be ahead of the curve, not decades behind it: This is the guy who »
- MaryAnn Johanson
It may be aimed towards children and have a horrendous voice over, but this little diddy looks like it might just be good. It's set in an alternate France with suspended cable cars, bowler hats, and lots of moustaches. As far as I can find the only slated release is for December 2015 in France.. for the rest of the world, it just got put on the sales market. The original title is Un Monde Truque.
Christian Desmares is one of the co-directors and was also the animation coordinator on Persepolis. Benjamin Legrand, who adapted Snowpiercer for the screen, is one of the co-writers. And last but not least, Oscar winner Marion Cotillard does one of the lead voices.
The budget was $12M which is mighty fine for a European flick.
In 1941, in an alternate history France, the Eiffel Tower [Continued ...] »
Richard Linklater’s drama named Film of the Year and Amazon’s transgender comedy picks up five awards from gay and lesbian entertainment critics
The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association named “Boyhood” Film of the Year Tuesday, while also honoring Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne with its top acting prizes. Amazon’s “Transparent” picked up five Dorian Awards on the television side, including TV comedy of the year.
Also Read: 21 Non-White Actors »
- Travis Reilly
The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (Galeca) has announced the winners of the annual Dorian Awards! Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" took the top honor of Film of the Year. But in a surprising turn of events, Ava DuVernay beat Linklater for her stellar work in "Selma!" Way to go!
Galeca is comprised of over 110 movie and TV critics nationwide, including yours truly, and is one of the few critics associations awarding the year's best in both film and TV.
George Takei took home the Timeless star tribute because, well, he's just pure and simply timeless! This award is given to .an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit.. And we all can agree that Takei takes the cake!
A private Winners Toast will be held on Sunday, March 1, in Hollywood.
And the Oscar nominees are ... the whitest since 1998.
That's the truth as far as the acting categories are concerned. For the first time in 17 years, not a single person of colour stands to win an acting Oscar. [The Atlantic says the last entirely white Oscar nomination list was in 1995. We'll let them duke out which year it is.]
We here at Moviefone Canada looked at Oscar winners and nominees from the past decade to see how they stack up against the upcoming 2015 ceremony. We restricted ourselves to the acting, directing and screenwriting categories.
The definition of "people of colour," of course, varies widely. But when it comes to Oscar nominations, we largely considered people who don't come from an all-white heritage within the last couple of generations.
We plugged the numbers ... and 47 out of 350 nominees in the past 10 years went to people of colour.
That's 13 per cent ... and it's not enough. Especially when U.S. government statistics show that white people (excluding Hispanics or Latinos) make up only 62.6 per cent of the country's population. »
- Jesse Ferreras
There's no official appeal process when an actor wakes up on Oscar nominations morning and doesn't hear his or her name announced. Every year, the Academy selects its 20 favorite performances; a winner is crowned a month or so later, and the names get etched in the history books. But those who aren't nominated aren't necessarily discarded to cinema's dustbin. In an era when infinite, instant access to 100 years of cinema keeps our favorite movies at our fingertips, time is the ultimate arbiter of greatness. The more we watch, the more we recognize the Academy's recurring myopia. Yes, there are always »
- EW staff
Coming hot on the heels of the Academy Award nominations, the winners of the 20th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards were announced last night, with Birdman taking seven gongs including Best Actor, Best Comedy Actor and Best Acting Ensemble, while Richard Linklater’s Boyhood ended the night with Best Picture and Best Director.
Here’s a full list of the nominees, with the winners highlighted in red…
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, »
- Gary Collinson
Birdman was lauded with seven gongs at this year's Critics' Choice Movie Awards.
Lead actor Michael Keaton scored two of the awards for Actor and Actor in a Comedy, while the movie also won in the Acting Ensemble, Score, Original Screenplay, Editing and Cinematography categories.
The coming-of-age drama had the second highest number of awards in total, which included Director for Richard Linklater, Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette and Young Actor/Actress for Ellar Coltrane.
The Grand Budapest Hotel followed suit with three awards for Comedy, Art Direction and Costume Design, while Guardians of the Galaxy took two with Action Movie and Hair & Make-up.
See the full list of winners for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2015 below:
Boyhood - Winner!
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Birdman led the field heading into tonight's 2015 Critics Choice Awards with 13 total nominations followed by The Grand Budapest Hotel with 11 nominations, and Boyhood with eight. Of course, following this morning's 2015 Oscar nominations all eyes were on the Critics Choice Awards to see how this awards season will continue to flow. Some were already declaring the Oscars irrelevant, bypassed by the likes of the more diverse list of nominees at both the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards as the Oscars failed to nominate Selma and saw a list of acting nominees dominated by all-white actors. Personally, I think people are looking to blame the Academy for overall industry ills, but I guess there is some level of importance to be placed on being the organization to move the dial. Is that by nominations alonec How much do winners matterc That's probably a question best left for another time, as for tonight's awards. »
- Brad Brevet
Just as it made a strong showing in the Oscar nominations Thursday morning, “Birdman” was the front-runner with the most nominations for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Thursday night. It also ended the night with the most trophies, taking home seven, including both Best Actor and Best Actor in a Comedy for Michael Keaton, Best Acting Ensemble, and Best Editing — the film was shot to look as if it was a single continuous take.
- Jason Hughes and Steve Pond
Stay tuned for updates on the winners of the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, hosted by Michael Strahan. The awards aired live on A&E from the Hollywood Palladium.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alejandro G. Inarritu – Birdman
Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel
22 Jump Street
Actress In A Comedy
Winner: Jenny Slate »
- Variety Staff
Indiewire will provide updates of our predictions for the 87th Academy Awards through February 22nd, when the winners are announced. Here is our current prediction for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar race, with commentary to come. Check out our predictions in other categories here. The Nominees: Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood" Laura Dern, "Wild" Keira Knightley, "The Imitation Game" Emma Stone, "Birdman" Meryl Streep, "Into the Woods" Will Win: Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood" Could Win: Emma Stone, "Birdman" (but not really) Should Win: Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood" Shoulda Been Here: Tilda Swinton, "Snowpiercer" Sign up Here for Indiewire's Awards Season newsletter and receive a twice-weekly email roundup of our awards stories, hand-picked by our editors from across the Indiewire Network, plus additional coverage in the final run up to the Oscars. Read More: Anne »
- Peter Knegt
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