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Watch The Hollywood Reporter’s Full Oscar 2017 Directors Roundtable with Denzel Washington, Barry Jenkins + More

16 hours ago | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The Hollywood Reporter’s Directors 2017 Oscars Roundtable is finally online in full. Below, watch Join Mel Gibson (“Hacksaw Ridge”), Oliver Stone (“Snowden”), Denzel Washington (“Fences”), Damien Chazelle (“La La Land”), Mira Nair (“Queen of Katwe”), and Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”) in… Continue Reading → »

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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Composing the Score to Ken Burns’ ‘The Vietnam War’

12 January 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are collaborating on what could end up being their most ambitious film score yet: Ken Burns’ 10-part documentary “The Vietnam War,” which follows the duo’s recent work on the climate-change doc “Before the Flood” and Peter Berg’s based-on-fact thriller “Patriots Day.” The New York Times first reported the news.

Read More: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Release New Nine Inch Nails Ep ‘Not the Actual Events’ — Listen

“A lot of it was about tension and fear,” Reznor tells the Nyt of the war. Ross adds to that description: “Mortars, helicopters, people talking — we would process those sounds and use them as rhythmic starting points.” Burns has previously made long-form documentaries about baseball, the Civil War and World War II, among other distinctly American subjects.

Read More: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Record ‘A Minute to Breathe’ for Climate-Change Documentary ‘Before the Flood

Reznor and Ross, »

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Watch 'Close-Up with the Hollywood Reporter' This Sunday on SundanceTV With Director Roundtable's Mel Gibson, Denzel Washington and More

12 January 2017 11:22 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Check out The Hollywood Reporter's acclaimed roundtable series Sundays on SundanceTV. The first of seven episodes — the Director Roundtable — premieres Sunday, Jan. 15, at 10 a.m. Et/7 a.m. Pt on channel 557 on DirecTV and on 126 on Dish nationwide, and at 10 a.m. Et/Pt on cable (channel 625 on TWC in L.A., 94 in NYC). 

The contenders — including Mel Gibson ('Hacksaw Ridge'), Denzel Washington ('Fences'), Damien Chazelle ('La La Land'), Barry Jenkins ('Moonlight'), Oliver Stone ('Snowden'), and Mira Nair ('Queen of Katwe') — discuss first gigs, the »

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Watch 'Close-Up with the Hollywood Reporter' This Sunday on SundanceTV With Director Roundtable's Mel Gibson, Denzel Washington and More

12 January 2017 11:22 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Check out The Hollywood Reporter's acclaimed roundtable series Sundays on SundanceTV. The first of seven episodes — the Director Roundtable — premieres Sunday, Jan. 15, at 10 a.m. Et/7 a.m. Pt on channel 557 on DirecTV and on 126 on Dish nationwide, and at 10 a.m. Et/Pt on cable (channel 625 on TWC in L.A., 94 in NYC). 

The contenders — including Mel Gibson ('Hacksaw Ridge'), Denzel Washington ('Fences'), Damien Chazelle ('La La Land'), Barry Jenkins ('Moonlight'), Oliver Stone ('Snowden'), and Mira Nair ('Queen of Katwe') — discuss first gigs, the »

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How ‘Queen of Katwe’ Inspired Alicia Keys to Make Some of Her Most Personal Work — Consider This

12 January 2017 8:58 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Alicia Keys has contributed songs to dozens of soundtracks including “The Great Gatsby,” “Muscle Shoals,” “Quantum of Solace” and “Drumline.” But Mira Nair’s “Queen of Katwe,” which features a Keys original, “Back to Life,” was a different kind of project.

Keys first discovered the true story of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi (portrayed by Madina Nalwanga in her debut) “by a little twist of fate” in 2011, when Tim Crothers’ remarkable feature story on the budding prodigy was published by Espn’s magazine (a year later, Crothers published the book “The Queen of Katwe,” on which Nair’s film is based).

Producing partner Jeff Robinson gave the article to Keys, in hopes that they could develop it under their Big Pita, Little Pita Productions banner. While that didn’t ultimately pan out, Keys could never quite shake Mutesi’s story.

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The underrated film acting performances of 2016

4 January 2017 1:39 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison Jan 6, 2017

Viola Davis, John Goodman, Bryce Dallas Howard and more, in our rundown of 2016's underrated movie acting work.

This article contains minor spoilers for Pete's Dragon, Suicide Squad and Warcraft: The Beginning.

Nobody is likely to look back on 2016 fondly, whether because of global political instability, celebrity deaths or the rejection of Boaty McBoatface as a suitable name for a research vessel. In the world of film, we note that a lot of the contenders in this year's awards season haven't even been released in UK cinemas yet, and it was hardly a banner year for blockbuster cinema either.

On the plus side, there were some exemplary smaller films, of the kind that awards bodies tend to overlook, released in the last 12 months. Without any apparent genre contenders, like The Martian or Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015, this is a year in which performers are more likely »

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The Girl on the Train, Ouija: Origin of Evil and more top our list of movies to watch at home in January

3 January 2017 12:24 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The Girl on the Train, Ouija: Origin of Evil and more top our list of movies to watch at home in JanuaryThe Girl on the Train, Ouija: Origin of Evil and more top our list of movies to watch at home in JanuaryGarrett McCormick1/3/2017 3:24:00 Pm

The holidays are over and whether it is work or school, it’s time to get back to our responsibilities – Begin holiday withdrawal.

But let’s be honest, it’s never too early to take another break! Cineplex Store is releasing new movies this month, so you can venture your way back to that comfy couch and binge watch our new releases.

Check out some of Cineplex Store’s new January releases below: The Girl on the Train - Available January 3

Who didn’t talk about The Girl on the Train last year?

Based on the psychological thriller novel written by Paula Hawkins, »

- Garrett McCormick

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Oscars 2017: Listen to Selections from 110 Scores Eligible for This Year’s Academy Award

2 January 2017 4:58 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A total of 145 scores were recently announced as being eligible for this year’s Academy Award, with everything from perceived frontrunner “La La Land” (Justin Hurwitz) and “Jackie” (Mica Levi) to outliers like “Sausage Party” and “Elle.” The final five will be nominated on January 24. In the meantime, avail yourself of this Spotify playlist featuring selections from 110 of the eligible scores — as well as the full list of every eligible score.

Read More: Oscar Best Score Contenders: The Inside Story of Creating 5 Diverse Frontrunners

Read More: Oscars 2017: Listen to 70 Songs Eligible for This Year’s Academy Award

The Abolitionists,” Tim Jones, composer

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie,” Jake Monaco, composer

The Accountant,” Mark Isham, composer

Alice through the Looking Glass,” Danny Elfman, composer

Allied,” Alan Silvestri, composer

Almost Christmas,” John Paesano, composer

American Pastoral,” Alexandre Desplat, composer

The Angry Birds Movie,” Heitor Pereira, composer

Anthropoid,” Robin Foster, composer

“Armenia, My Love, »

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Hollywood’s Winners and Losers 2016: Why Movie Stars Flailed Next to Strong Women, African Americans, and Animated Heroes

2 January 2017 10:03 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

As a year, 2016 is an auld acquaintance that we’d rather be forgot. However, as another familiar trope reminds us, those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. Here’s my assessment of the year Hollywood coped with change as the industry’s economic underpinnings continued to buckle and sway.

And for the Tl;Dr among us: Those who are able to innovate and adapt thrive. Others face decline.

Winners

Disney is the studio winner by a mile not only in domestic market share ($2.7 billion, 25.3 percent), but its stable of global moneymakers took the studio to more than $7 billion worldwide. Four of the five most profitable movies of the year came from Disney: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Lucasfilm), “Captain America: Winter Soldier” (Marvel), “Zootopia” (Disney Animation), and “The Jungle Book” (Disney). And blockbusters “Finding Dory” (Pixar), “Moana” (Disney Animation), and “Doctor Strange” (Marvel) weren’t far behind. »

- Anne Thompson

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Hollywood’s Winners and Losers 2016: Why Movie Stars Flailed Next to Strong Women, African Americans, and Animated Heroes

2 January 2017 10:03 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As a year, 2016 is an auld acquaintance that we’d rather be forgot. However, as another familiar trope reminds us, those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. Here’s my assessment of the year Hollywood coped with change as the industry’s economic underpinnings continued to buckle and sway.

And for the Tl;Dr among us: Those who are able to innovate and adapt thrive. Others face decline.

Winners

Disney is the studio winner by a mile not only in domestic market share ($2.7 billion, 25.3 percent), but its stable of global moneymakers took the studio to more than $7 billion worldwide. Four of the five most profitable movies of the year came from Disney: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Lucasfilm), “Captain America: Winter Soldier” (Marvel), “Zootopia” (Disney Animation), and “The Jungle Book” (Disney). And blockbusters “Finding Dory” (Pixar), “Moana” (Disney Animation), and “Doctor Strange” (Marvel) weren’t far behind. »

- Anne Thompson

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