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'Arrival,' 'La La Land,' 'Moonlight' Among American Cinema Editors' Eddie Award Nominees

20 January 2017 11:34 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

American Cinema Editors has revealed the nominees for its 67th annual Ace Eddie Awards, which will be handed out Jan. 27 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Narrative live-action features are divided into two categories. Nominees for a dramatic feature are the editors of Arrival, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight. In the comedy feature category, Ace has nominated the editors of Deadpool, Hail Caesar, La La Land, The Jungle Book and The Lobster.

The field includes first-time nominees such as Moonlight's Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon, and past nominees such as Arrival's Joe Walker, The »

- Carolyn Giardina

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Only 17% of Rogue One Dialogue Is Spoken by a Female Character

20 January 2017 9:00 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A lot has been made bout the fact that both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One have female lead characters, but a new study shows that might not be all it's cracked up to be. While both of these latest entries in the Star Wars franchise do have strong women as protagonist, both movies are still quite male heavy. Even lopsided. A new study shows that only 17% of the dialogue in Rogue One is spoken by one of the movies few female characters.

Jyn Erso led Rogue One to becoming the highest grossing movie in the U.S., no small feat that Felicity Jones helped push the movie to the top the box office as the face of this first Star Wars anthology movie. The prequel was also praised for its diverse cast. But diving deeper into the story elements, and what actually happens on screen shows »

- MovieWeb

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Stunning new poster arrives for Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

18 January 2017 11:53 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s coming to cinemas in just under two months, and Disney are really starting to push the film in any way they can. Beauty and the Beast actually looks really superb from what we’ve seen, and we can’t wait to see what they’ve done with their live-action redo of the classic animated tale [as old as time]. The studio have just released this stunning new triptych poster for the film, which arrives in cinemas on March 17th. Check this out.

The triptych poster is similar to the one released for The Jungle Book around this time last year, which was equally superb.

The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as LeFou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, »

- Paul Heath

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Women Spoke Just 27 Percent of the Dialogue in 2016’s Top-Grossing Movies

18 January 2017 9:11 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It appears that Hollywood is more concerned with the appearance of gender equality than actual equality, a new study shows.

Disappointed by the dashed promise of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Amber Thomas set about mapping all the dialogue spoken by women in the highest grossing films of 2016. The results were discouraging, to say the least. Though Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) is the main character in “Rogue One,” virtually every other character in the film is a man. She is often the only woman in a scene, just as Princess Leia was in the original films.

Read More: Cléo Journal Addresses ‘Woeful Lack of Feminist Perspectives’ in Film Criticism

Thomas found that only 27 percent of the lines in each of the ten films were spoken by women, or voiced by female actors in the case of animated films. Counting the number of characters, not one of the highest-grossing films had 50 percent female cast. »

- Jude Dry

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‘Deadpool,’ ‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Nominated for Publicists Award

18 January 2017 8:15 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Deadpool,” “Sausage Party,” “The Secret Life of Pets,” “The Jungle Book” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” have been nominated for the Maxwell Weinberg publicist showmanship motion picture award.

The Late Late Show with James Corden,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “Speechless” and “This Is Us” received nominations for the TV award. Debra Birnbaum, Variety‘s executive editor of television, was nominated for the press award.

The International Cinematographers Guild will announce the winners at the 54th Annual Icg publicists awards luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 24. Honorees previously announced include Denzel Washington, Ryan Murphy, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Bwr founding partner Nanci Ryder.

View the full list of nominees below:

Les Mason award nominees:

– .Barbara Hannegan: senior publicist, Warner Bros. Pictures International

– .William Hendley: senior publicist of global publicity, Walt Disney Studios

– .Ernie Malik: unit publicist

– .Maureen O.Malley: senior publicist and project supervisor, Warner »

- Dave McNary

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‘Deadpool,’ ‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Nominated for Publicists Award

18 January 2017 8:15 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Deadpool,” “Sausage Party,” “The Secret Life of Pets,” “The Jungle Book” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” have been nominated for the Maxwell Weinberg publicist showmanship motion picture award.

The Late Late Show with James Corden,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “Speechless” and “This Is Us” received nominations for the TV award. Debra Birnbaum, Variety‘s executive editor of television, was nominated for the press award.

The International Cinematographers Guild will announce the winners at the 54th Annual Icg publicists awards luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 24. Honorees previously announced include Denzel Washington, Ryan Murphy, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Bwr founding partner Nanci Ryder.

View the full list of nominees below:

Les Mason award nominees:

– .Barbara Hannegan: senior publicist, Warner Bros. Pictures International

– .William Hendley: senior publicist of global publicity, Walt Disney Studios

– .Ernie Malik: unit publicist

– .Maureen O.Malley: senior publicist and project supervisor, »

- Dave McNary

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Looking Back 50 Years: A New Generation Takes Over

18 January 2017 6:16 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

This month, Cinelinx is taking you on a trip back through time. Join us as we examine how movies have changed over the last 100 years. This week, we’re going back 50 years to 1967. 

This article is part 3 of 4 in a series. 

Read Part 1 Here: Looking Back 100 Years: The Birth of New Hollywood

Read Part 2 Here: Looking Back 75 Years: The War on Film

Two decades after the second world war, the children born during the postwar economic boom were coming of age. By 1964 they made up more than 40 percent of the population, and in 1966, Time Magazine declared that their “Person of the Year” was a shared honor among those that were age 25 or younger. In 1967, one could argue that these “baby boomers”, as they would come to be known, had officially taken the reigns from their parents to become the dominant segment of the population. For the first time, the youth »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Penultimate Oscar predictions before the nominations are announced

18 January 2017 6:07 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

It’s not far off. In less than a week now, the Academy Award nominations will be announced. Voting has come to an end, so the results basically have been tabulated. It’s just a waiting game at this point. Like an expectant parent, you’ll find me pacing around, a concerned look on my face. What will the Academy do? Will La La Land tied the record for most nominations by a single film? Will any other movie come close to matching that one’s total? Those questions and more are what I’m attempting to pin down. You’ll see what I’m predicting below, but just remember…these aren’t my final picks just yet. I know it’s only been a few days since the last update, but that’s the nature of the beast in this final week. What you’ll see below is a »

- Joey Magidson

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Ben Kingsley and Josh Hartnett star in first trailer for The Ottoman Lieutenant

18 January 2017 12:27 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer for The Ottoman Lieutenant, the latest film from director Joseph Ruben (The Stepfather, Sleeping with the Enemy), has been released (via Movieclips Trailers). The historical drama follows a woman torn between two lovers, played by Hera Hilmar (Anna Karenina), Josh Hartnett (Penny Dreadful) and Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones), as they live within the Ottoman Empire in the time leading up to and during World War I; Ben Kingsley (The Jungle Book) also stars in the Jeff Stockwell-written film. Check out the trailer here…

The above trailer was first unveiled back in late 2016, but with its 2017 wide release approaching, Y Productions and Eastern Sunrise Films surely want to remind audiences members or make them aware of its existence.

Despite a decent cast, Ruben’s previous directorial effort, Penthouse North, failed to drum up enough interest to make any serious waves. Overall, it was a quiet return »

- Justin Cook

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Why Emma Watson Chose Beauty and the Beast Over Cinderella

17 January 2017 12:13 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney has been making an absolute killing with their live-action adaptations of animated classics in recent years. This year, they have easily one of the most highly-anticipated movies of the year with the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, which will feature Harry Potter star Emma Watson as Belle. As it turns out, this wasn't the first time the studio tried to get her to play a classic Disney Princess.

In a recent interview with Total Film, Emma Watson revealed that she turned down the role of Cinderella in Disney's 2015 adaptation. She also revealed that she wasn't holding out to play Belle, because at the time, she had no idea Beauty and the Beast was even happening. Here is what she had to say about it.

"I didn't know they were going to make Beauty and the Beast at the time I turned down Cinderella. But when they offered me Belle, »

- MovieWeb

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Braving Chernobyl for Oscar-Shortlisted Post-Apocalyptic Short ‘Graffiti’ — Watch

17 January 2017 10:29 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It sounds inconceivable that the first high quality footage to come out of the Chernobyl nuclear accident site was shot by a crew of Spaniards. But that’s exactly how “Graffiti,” Participant Media’s Oscar entry for live-action short, got made.

The notorious nuclear disaster occurred in the now-abandoned town of Pripyat, Ukraine, which was the perfect setting for the post-apocalyptic drama about a man who fills his days tagging walls with graffiti and discovers he might not be as alone as he thought. Empty pools, dilapidated ferris wheels, and hollowed out Brutalist buildings provide a stunning backdrop for the messages he exchanges with a companion he never sees.

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In a behind-the-scenes feature, Spanish director Lluis Quilez (“Out of the Dark”) explains how the intrepid crew surmounted understandable reservations to document the bleak and snowy town. »

- Jude Dry

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2016 Bechdel Test Breakdown: More Than Half of Top Films Pass New Study

17 January 2017 7:29 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Of 20 sampled films, 11 fulfill all three requirements of Alison Bechdel’s litmus test for female representation in storytelling, according to a new Bustle survey. The sample pool is admittedly subjective, with a mix of ten of the year’s highest grossing films, and ten of what the author deemed “the most buzzed about films.”

The top-grossing films of 2016 were:

Finding Dory

Captain America: Civil War

“Zootopia”

The Jungle Book

The Secret Life of Pets

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

“Deadpool”

Suicide Squad

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Doctor Strange

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Bustle’s most buzzed about films were:

La La Land

“Arrival”

“Ghostbusters”

“Moana”

“Moonlight”

Manchester By the Sea

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

X-Men: Apocalypse

Bad Moms

The Legend of Tarzan

To pass the so-called Bechdel test, a movie or story must have: At least two named female characters, who have a conversation, about something other than a man. »

- Jude Dry

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‘The Most Beautiful Shots in The History of Disney’ Highlights ‘Snow White,’ ‘Moana’ and Everything in Between — Watch

16 January 2017 12:37 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Disney has its fair share of detractors, but few of them would point to the animation studio’s craft when criticizing the occasional sameness of its fairy tales and princess stories. Video essayist Jorge Luengo Ruiz has put together a six-minute video highlighting some of the best shots from more than 40 animated Disney offerings, from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” all the way to last year’s “Moana.” Both the video and a list of the featured movies are below. (via Film School Rejects)

Read More: ‘Inner Workings’: How Disney Innovated the Oscar-Contending Hybrid Short (Exclusive Video)

Read More: How Disney’s Animated ‘Zootopia’ Became the Galvanizing Movie of 2016

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937)

“Pinocchio” (1940)

“Fantasia” (1940)

“Dumbo” (1941)

“Bambi” (1942)

“Cinderella” (1950)

Alice in Wonderland” (1951)

“Peter Pan” (1953)

Lady and the Tramp” (1955)

Sleeping Beauty” (1959)

One Hundred and One Dalmatians” (1961)

The Sword in the Stone” (1963)

The Jungle Book” (1967)

“The Aristocats” (1970)

“Robin Hood »

- Michael Nordine

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New Captain America: Civil War Concept Art Shows Off Alternate Costumes

15 January 2017 7:23 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Even all these months after its release, Captain America: Civil War still finds itself in the news every now and then. Granted, a lot of the focus has shifted away from Marvel’s massive threequel and towards some of their upcoming efforts like Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War, but Joe and Anthony Russo’s tremendously successful blockbuster is still on the minds of many.

Helping keep it there now is some brand new concept art, which has surfaced on the official website of artist Christian Cordella. If you’re unfamiliar with the name, he’s a notable costume concept artist who’s worked on projects like Star Trek: Beyond, Jurassic World and The Jungle Book. He’s also been hired to do work on some of Marvel’s upcoming efforts »

- Michael Briers

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Rogue One Dethrones Finding Dory as 2016's Domestic Box Office Champ

15 January 2017 1:51 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

4 billion dollars seems like a lot of money no matter what way you look at it, but that's what Disney paid to acquire all of Lucasfilm back in 2012. The purchase was primarily so that they could make Star Wars movies until most of us are dead or they are no longer profitable. If Star Wars: Rogue One is any indicator, they are going to be profitable for a very long time, because it has just passed Finding Dory at the domestic box office

According to Box Office Mojo, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has now made Just shy of $499 million domestically, which puts it above Pixar's Finding Dory, which made $486 million during its run last summer. Finding Dory still has the latest Star Wars movie beat worldwide, but that will probably change soon. As of right now, Star Wars: Rogue One has made $979.9 million worldwide and Finding Dory finished up with $1.02 billion. »

- MovieWeb

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Oscars: VFX Contenders Put On a Show at Academy’s Annual Bake-Off

13 January 2017 9:01 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual visual effects bake-off sees each of the 10 final contenders for the Oscar present a five-minute introduction and a 10-minute reel. For the first time ever this year, the artists behind each entry answered questions in a panel-style Q&A.

At the close of the evening, though, visual effects legend Bill Taylor closed things out with a speech urging fellow members to vote for the “best visual effects in a movie, not the best movie with visual effects.” With internal criticism of last year’s “Ex-Machina” victory still on many members’ minds, his comments struck some as a “warning,” and others as unnecessary and inaccurate.

A24’s surprise winner took down four big studio and major effects house contenders at the 88th annual Oscars: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Martian,” “The Revenant” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” This year, the »

- Dani Levy

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Emma Watson Expresses Her Love For Belle In A New Featurette; Plus A New International Poster

13 January 2017 2:08 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

After the roaring success of Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book last year, Walt Disney Studios is all-set to do it again this spring with the arrival of Bill Condon's Beauty and the Beast. The upcoming film is a live-action retelling of the 1991 animated classic of the same name and will feature Emma Watson (Harry Potter) and Dan Stevens (Legion) in the lead roles as Belle and her Beast. The pair will be accompanied by a talented cast that includes Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Stanley Tucci, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, amongst others, in live-action and motion-capture parts.  Disney recently released a new featurette with Watson as she expresses her immense gratitude at getting an opportunity to play her favorite Disney princess. Check it out below: Plus, here's the new international poster:     Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of »

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‘Zero Days’: How the World Caught Up with Alex Gibney’s Oscar-Shortlisted Cyberwarfare Documentary

13 January 2017 2:01 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Gibney now has two films that explore the myriad ways that the internet can wreak havoc, with 2013’s “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks” and the Oscar-shortlisted “Zero Days,” which stemmed from the U.S. and Israeli Stuxnet operation that destroyed 1000 nuclear centrifuges. Initially, producer Marc Shmuger, who brought him both projects, “knew more about it than I did,” said Gibney. “He had access to people telling him interesting things about the Stuxnet operation. It seemed like an event that deserved a deeper dive.”

Gibney dug deeper and found out how scary the world of cyberwarfare could be. And as the election took its twisty turns, revealing the Russia hacks, more of us caught up with a new reality that had only been imagined in science-fiction. The Matrix is here.

Read More: ‘Zero Days’ Exclusive Promo: See Alex Gibney’s New Cyberwar Documentary Thriller

“What is jaw-dropping,” Gibney said, »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Moonlight’: How Asc Nominee James Laxton Shot the Beautiful Coming-of-Age Oscar Contender

13 January 2017 12:58 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

One of the great joys of Barry Jenkins’ masterful “Moonlight” is the dreamlike quality of James Laxton’s cinematography, which has earned him a well-deserved Asc nomination and will surely propel him to an Oscar nomination as well. However, creating the aesthetic was a tricky balance.

“There is a base layer of the film that is real and tangible, because it’s shot on location in Liberty City, Miami, but it doesn’t intend to depict those places as real,” Laxton told IndieWire. “We did tests to see what reminds us of Miami and evokes that feeling of temperature. Miami still has sodium vapor light (from street lamps), which has that warm, red-green quality, so that combination with our moonlight scenes on the beach reminds the audience of a different world beyond our beach moments.”

For the viewer, that translates to a palpable sense of the hot, tropical environment, accentuated by pastels, »

- Bill Desowitz

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Oscar predictions for the new year: 2017

13 January 2017 11:40 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Friday the 13th. Talk about the proper time to update some predictions, right? After the Golden Globes and the Directors Guild announcements, the race for Academy Award nominations is perhaps beginning to come into focus. With ballots being due today for the Oscars and only a few weeks to go before the nomination results are announced, this is when you really need to have a feel for the race. I do think I know more or less what’s going to happen, at least in broad strokes, but between now and then the updates will seek clarity. I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again…it’s crunch time. What you’ll see below is more than a slight tinker, mainly taking into account the recent precursors. As such, there’s some small changes almost everywhere. Probably most notable is the upward mobility of Arrival and Lion, »

- Joey Magidson

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