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12 Strong Trailer #2 Puts Chris Hemsworth on the Front Lines of War

12 Strong Trailer #2 Puts Chris Hemsworth on the Front Lines of War
With the Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner, Warner Bros. Pictures has released the second trailer for 12 Strong, based on the declassified true story of the Horse Soldiers, the first group of soldiers sent into Afghanistan after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. While there is not necessarily a direct correlation between these soldiers at the Thanksgiving holiday, the trailer opens with a brief segment that features bits of footage with the messages, "Thankful for home," "Thankful for freedom" and "Thankful for family" before the trailer begins.

On our darkest day, they were our greatest hope. 12 Strong is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. Their mission takes them to the harsh mountainous landscape of Afghanistan, as they try to convince Northern
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10 Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream in August

10 Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream in August
Ah, August, that glorious month when summer officially overstays its welcome and everyone begins praying for a respite from the blistering temperatures. With kids staying home on summer break and working stiffs having already blown through their vacation days by mid-June, there's no better time for an extended hunker-down in the living room. Netflix teams with Baz Luhrmann for a frenetic new birth-of-hip-hop drama, David Cross gives his acerbic State of the Union address in a new special, and a recent Coen brothers masterpiece comes online. Top off that iced
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Elvis & Nixon review: “Funny and thoughtful.”

Elvis & Nixon review: Not a sequel to Frost/Nixon, but the bizarre ‘true’ tale of when two icons met. Elvis & Nixon review

Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley were quite the characters. Both over-the-top but highly respected in their own way they have become quite the staple of mockery and imitation over the years. It wouldn’t be too far out there to suggest that most people these days are exposed to a recreation of the individual before they learn about the historical figure. Whether it be Nixon’s floating severed head in Futurama or Jack White’s bizarrely hilarious turn in Walk Hard: A Dewey Cox Story. They’ve been conscripted into bizarre timelines where Elvis has fought an evil Egyptian mummy, and where Nixon has overseen a country filled with people with mutant powers, and masked vigilantes being outlawed. So the fact these two figures actually met behind
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Another Big Win for "Mad Max: Fury Road!"

The Florida Film Critics Circle has announced its winners and George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" was the big winner taking home the Best Picture of the year award. It's kind of interesting that during the nomination phase, "Todd Haynes. Carol lead the way with eight nominations to Mad Max.s seven. After the final votes came in for the 2015 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards, in a surprise turn, Fury Road walked away with four trophies and Carol one."

Even awards darling, Tom McCarthy's "Spotlight," must settle for the runner-up title.

Here's the complete list of winners:

Best Picture:

Mad Max: Fury Road

Runner-Up: Spotlight

Best Director:

George Miller . Mad Max: Fury Road

Runner-Up: Todd Haynes . Carol

Best Actor:

Paul Dano . Love & Mercy

Runner-Up: Leonardo DiCaprio . The Revenant

Best Actress:

Brie Larson . Room

Runner-Up: Charlotte Rampling . 45 Years

Best Supporting
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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: see 4 new posters

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Check out four new international posters for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

Reviews have been flooding in for the first of five planned Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them films, and you can read our own here. Many of you will have had a chance to check this one out personally already, so if you're a fan of the film you might like to see the four new international posters we've procured for you and added to our handy gallery above.

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Here's a little sneak preview of one:

Don't forget, too, that there are now four more Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them movies on the way.
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"Spotlight" Shines at 25th Gotham Independent Film Awards

Tom McCarthy's "Spotlight" was the big winner at the 25th Gotham Independent Film Awards. The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the child molestation in the Catholic church took home the Best Feature and Screenplay trophies. I love this film! It's ripe for melodrama but McCarthy wisely avoided that!

Another film I love that won big at the Gotham Awards is Sean Baker's "Tangerine." It took home the Audience award with Mya Taylor winning the Breakthrough Actor trophy.

Here's the complete list of nominees and winners of the 25th Gotham Independent Film Awards:

Best Feature

"Carol"

"The Diary of a Teenage Girl"

"Heaven Knows What"

"Spotlight" -- Winner

"Tangerine"

Best Documentary

"Approaching the Elephant"

"Cartel Land"

"Heart of a Dog"

"Listen to Me Marlon"

"The Look of Silence" -- Winner

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director

Desiree Akhavan for "Appropriate Behavior"

Jonas Carpigano for "Mediterranea" -- Winner

Marielle Heller
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‘Spotlight’ Tops 2015 Gotham Award Winners

The first of the year’s award ceremonies — a full month before 2015 even ends — Gotham Independent Film Awards were held last night. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Tom McCarthy‘s journalism drama Spotlight picked up top honors of Best Feature (as well as Screenplay, and the pre-determined Ensemble award).

While Carol unfortunately came up empty-handed, The Diary of a Teenage Girl‘s Bel Powley surprised with Best Actress and Paul Dano took home Best Actor for Love & Mercy. Also featuring Tangerine‘s Mya Taylor as Best Breakthrough Actor, check out the full list of winners below in red.

Best Feature

Carol

Todd Haynes, director; Elizabeth Karlsen, Tessa Ross, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley, producers (The Weinstein Company)

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Marielle Heller, director; Anne Carey, Bert Hamelinck, Madeline Samit, Miranda Bailey, producers (Sony Pictures Classics)

Heaven Knows What

Josh and Benny Safdie, directors; Oscar Boyson, Sebastian Bear-McClard,
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‘Spotlight’ Wins Big at 2015 Gotham Awards (Full List)

‘Spotlight’ Wins Big at 2015 Gotham Awards (Full List)
Spotlight” was named best feature at the 2015 Gotham Awards, capping an evening of wins for the film that also included the award for screenplay and a previously announced special jury prize for its acting ensemble.

Actress Bel Powley beat out heavyweight competition — including Cate Blanchett, Blythe Danner and Lily Tomlin — to win the award for best actress for her work in “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” while Paul Dano snagged best actor for his performance in “Love & Mercy.” The Gothams also singled out “Mr. Robot” as the winner of its first award for breakthrough longform series.

The Gotham Awards marked the start of film industry’s awards season with a Nov. 30 ceremony in New York, honoring winners drawn from a pool of independent contenders including “Diary of a Teenage Girl,” which earned four nominations, as well as “Carol” and “Tangerine,” which picked up three apiece. Hosted by the “Broad City
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Watch the 25th Gotham Independent Film Awards Live!

Here are the nominees! I'm hoping "Carol" will get lots of love!

Best Feature

"Carol"

"The Diary of a Teenage Girl"

"Heaven Knows What"

"Spotlight"

"Tangerine"

Best Documentary

"Approaching the Elephant"

"Cartel Land"

"Heart of a Dog"

"Listen to Me Marlon"

"The Look of Silence"

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director

Desiree Akhavan for "Appropriate Behavior"

Jonas Carpigano for "Mediterranea"

Marielle Heller for "The Diary of a Teenage Girl"

John Magary for "The Mend"

Josh Mond for "James White"

Best Screenplay

"Carol," Phyllis Nagy

"The Diary of a Teenage Girl," Marielle Heller

"Love & Mercy," Oren Moverman and Michael Alan Lerner

"Spotlight," Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer

"While We.re Young," Noah Baumbach

Best Actor

Christopher Abbott in "James White"

Kevin Corrigan in "Results"

Paul Dano in "Love & Mercy"

Peter Sarsgaard in "Experimenter"

Michael Shannon in "99 Homes"

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett in "Carol"

Blythe Danner in "I.ll See You in My Dreams
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Audiences lose their hunger for Mockingjay

Lionsgate and the world.s exhibitors were probably betting that nearly everyone who saw The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 would roll up to the finale.

How wrong they were -- and by a long shot. In Australia the finale of the franchise based on Suzanne Collins. novels rang up $9.8 million on 624 screens. That.s $2 million less than the debut of part 1 and Catching Fire.s $12.5 million opening in 2013.

Some exhibitors were theorizing that the Francis Lawrence-directed action fantasy was impacted by going against the second weekend of Spectre. That may be so although the Bond film plunged by 52 per cent to $5.4 million, scoring $20.6 million so far.

Another possible explanation is that some cinemagoers were so let down by part 1 they had no desire to see how the story ended. Or maybe it.s just that part 2 is bleak, too long and lacking the excitement and thrills of earlier editions.
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Nominees for the 25th Gotham Independent Film Awards

Winners will be announced on November 30th. Here's the complete list of nominees for the 25th Ifp Gotham Independent Film Awards:

Best Feature

"Carol"

"The Diary of a Teenage Girl"

"Heaven Knows What"

"Spotlight"

"Tangerine"

Best Documentary

"Approaching the Elephant"

"Cartel Land"

"Heart of a Dog"

"Listen to Me Marlon"

"The Look of Silence"

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director

Desiree Akhavan for "Appropriate Behavior"

Jonas Carpigano for "Mediterranea"

Marielle Heller for "The Diary of a Teenage Girl"

John Magary for "The Mend"

Josh Mond for "James White"

Best Screenplay

"Carol," Phyllis Nagy

"The Diary of a Teenage Girl," Marielle Heller

"Love & Mercy," Oren Moverman and Michael Alan Lerner

"Spotlight," Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer

"While We.re Young," Noah Baumbach

Best Actor

Christopher Abbott in "James White"

Kevin Corrigan in "Results"

Paul Dano in "Love & Mercy"

Peter Sarsgaard in "Experimenter"

Michael Shannon in "99 Homes"

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett in "Carol"

Blythe Danner
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“Diary of a Teenage Girl” & “Carol” Lead 2015 Gotham Award Noms

Nabbing Best Actress, Screenplay, Breakthrough Director and Feature noms, Marielle Heller’s Diary of a Teenage Girl leads all Gotham Award nominations with four, while Carol is technically tied with a foursome of mentions as well. With a pre-win (Directors Tribute) accompanied by a trio of noms in the Best Feature, Screenplay and Actress categories, Todd Haynes’ drama will likely find xeroxed nom mentions for both the Indie Spirits and Oscars.

While Rick Alverson’s Entertainment and Sebastien Silva’s Nasty Baby are noticeably absent in what some consider a backhanded compliment of a ceremony, the noms for this year’s Gothams do have some wholeheartedly merited double nom mentions for the Safdie Bros.’ Heaven Knows What, Sean Baker’s Tangerine, Bill Pohlad’s Love & Mercy and Josh Mond’s James White. The ceremony takes place on November 30th. Here are the complete noms for the 25th anniversary Gotham Independent
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'Diary Of A Teenage Girl' earns four Gothams nods

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Ifp unveiled on Thursday the nominations for the 25th annual Ifp Gotham Independent Film Awards.

Winners will be announced on November 30 at Cipriani Wall Street. A special Gotham Jury Award has gone to the ensemble cast of Spotlight.

“We congratulate this year’s nominated independent storytellers, who represent a richly diverse range of cinematic achievements that are bold, risk-taking, and beautifully crafted, ” said Joana Vicente, executive director of Ifp and the Made In NY Media Center.

The 2015 Ifp Gotham Independent Film Award nominations are:

Best Feature

Carol

The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (pictured)

Heaven Knows What

Spotlight

Tangerine

Best Documentary

Approaching the Elephant

Cartel Land

Heart Of A Dog

Listen To Me Marlon

The Look Of Silence

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

Desiree Akhavan for Appropriate Behavior

Jonas Carpigano for Mediterranea

Marielle Heller for The Diary Of A Teenage Girl

John Magary for The Mend

Josh Mond for James White

Best Screenplay

Carol, Phyllis Nagy

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‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’ Leads 2015 Gotham Award Nominations

Kicking off the onslaught of awards this year, as always, is the Gotham Independent Film Awards, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Usually a strong slate highlighting some of the year’s most overlooked films, 2015 is no different as The Diary of a Teenage Girl leads the pack with four nominations. Close behind is Carol and Tangerine with three each overall.

Other players in the category of Best Feature include Spotlight and Heaven Knows What, while some of my other favorite films of the year, including Listen to Me Marlon, The Mend, James White, Results, and Mistress America, were recognized. With a ceremony set for November 30, check out the full list below thanks to Variety.

Best Feature

Carol

Todd Haynes, director; Elizabeth Karlsen, Tessa Ross, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley, producers (The Weinstein Company)

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Marielle Heller, director; Anne Carey, Bert Hamelinck, Madeline Samit, Miranda Bailey,
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Gotham Awards Nominations: ‘Diary of a Teenage Girl,’ ‘Carol’ Lead the Pack

Gotham Awards Nominations: ‘Diary of a Teenage Girl,’ ‘Carol’ Lead the Pack
Indie coming-of-age tale “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” romance “Carol” and “Tangerine,” the Sundance darling shot entirely with an iPhone, led the pack of nominations for the 25th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards, with “Diary” landing four nods and “Carol” and “Tangerine” each scoring three.

“Dairy,” “Carol” and “Tangerine” are all in the race for best feature at the Gotham Awards, as are Josh and Benny Safdie’s “Heaven Knows What” and Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight.” Director-writer Marielle Heller and Bel Powley also notched nominations for “Diary,” while Cate Blanchett and screenwriter Phyllis Nagy were recognized for “Carol” and Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor of “Tangerine” were both nominated for breakthrough actor.

Outside of the competitive races in the acting categories, the cast of “Spotlight” — which includes Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci and Brian D’Arcy James — will be given a
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Michael Chernus to Have Good Table Manners in Joshua Marston Project

We’re not allergic to television, but for us Orange is the New Black’s Michael Chernus truly broke out at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, with the girlfriend stealer role in Jim Strouse’s People Places Things and as the generous giver and toker in Noah Baumbach’s Mistress America. THR reports that he is one of the last pegs in the Parts and Labor produced project from filmmaker Joshua Marston. The mostly indie actor joins the already cast supporting players Danny Glover, Kathy Bates and Azita Ghanizada. As previously reported, Rachel Weisz and Michael Shannon are toplining the project.

Gist: This tells the tale of an intriguing guest introduced at a dinner party hosted by Tom (Shannon) and his wife (Ghanizada). Celebrating his birthday, Tom has been grappling with a decision about whether or not to follow his wife, who has been accepted to a graduate program,
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SXSW unveils complete roster

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Award-winning producer and Killer Films co-founder Christine Vachon has joined the March roster of SXSW keynote speakers.

Organisers announced the entire festival and conference line-up on Tuesday (February 17) ahead of the event, set to run in Austin, Texas, from March 13-22.

Programming includes the Conversations series with Ryan Gosling, Sally Field and Amy Schumer from the upcoming summer release Trainwreck, as well as Jeff Nichols and collaborator Michael Shannon and Henry Rollins.

All in all 150 features will screen, of which 102 are world premieres, 14 are North American premieres and 11 are Us premieres.

SXSW programmers culled the 256 films including 106 shorts from close to 7,500 submissions, marking a festival record.

Previously announced keynote speakers are Ava DuVernay, Mark Duplass and RZA. Ondi Timoner’s Russell Brand documentary Brand: A Second Coming will open the film festival on March 13.

Conference subjects, panels and discussions will cover such areas as virtual reality, the future of film criticism and Us-European co-production and funding opportunities
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Kevin Spacey Takes on Role as a Cat in 'Nine Lives'

Kevin Spacey has signed on to star in EuropaCorp's Nine Lives, which Barry Sonnenfeld became attached to direct two weeks ago. The actor will star as a workaholic businessman who suffers a horrific accident that leaves him trapped in the body of his family's cat. The story has been described by director Barry Sonnenfeld as, "a funny, emotional, commercial comedy."

Daniel Antoniazzi and Ben Shiffrin wrote the screenplay, with EuropaCorp producing and providing financing for the project. Nine Lives will be one of the first projects to be developed through EuropaCorp's Red distribution pipeline, a joint venture with Relativity Media. Red's first projects include The Transporter Legacy, arriving in theaters this June, followed by director Steven Quale's The Lake and Shut In starring Naomi Watts.

EuropaCorp's U.S. film president Lisa Ellzey will oversee the project, although it isn't known when production will begin, or if
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Casting Net: Jennifer Lawrence, Francis Lawrence join James Cameron for 'The Dive'

Casting Net: Jennifer Lawrence, Francis Lawrence join James Cameron for 'The Dive'
Jennifer Lawrence and Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence will be joining the James Cameron's The Dive. The film will tell the real life story of husband and wife freedivers Francisco "Pipin" Ferraras and Audrey Mestre, who compete to travel as deep underwater as possible on just one breath. Lawrence is set to play Mestre, who died in her attempt to beat her own world record of 557.7 feet. Cameron filmed the real life tribute Ferraras paid to Mestre when he dove to that same depth. [The Wrap] Mandy Patinkin (Homeland) is in final talks to lend his voice as Papa Smurf to
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Afm: Kevin Spacey Cast as President Nixon In Drama 'Elvis & Nixon'

Afm: Kevin Spacey Cast as President Nixon In Drama 'Elvis & Nixon'
Kevin Spacey has signed on to play Richard Nixon opposite Michael Shannon's Elvis Presley in Liza Johnson's Elvis & Nixon, a drama about the pair's famous meeting at the White House on Dec. 21, 1970. Prescience is financing Elvis & Nixon and Bloom is introducing the project to foreign buyers at Afm. Read more 'Horrible Bosses 2' Sneak Peek: Kevin Spacey Is No Longer a Boss, But He's Still Horrible Johnson will direct from a screenplay co-written by Cary Elwes and Hanala and Joey Sagal. Cassian Elwes, whose credits include Dallas Buyer's Club and Lee Daniels' The Butler, will

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