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‘Hochelaga, Land Of Souls’ Director François Girard’s On Depicting 750 Years Of Montreal History — Toronto Studio

‘Hochelaga, Land Of Souls’ Director François Girard’s On Depicting 750 Years Of Montreal History — Toronto Studio
One of Canada’s most revered filmmakers, known for The Red Violin and Silk, François Girard stopped by Deadline’s Toronto Studio to discuss his latest epic project, Hochelaga, Land of Souls, alongside actor Vincent Perez. Spanning 750 years of Montreal’s history, the film pays tribute to the filmmaker’s homeland, which he had somehow shot little of on prior projects. “I do have a tremendous affection for Montreal. I lived most of my life in Montreal, that's my hometown…
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Say What You Will About the Academy - But Some Cool International Names Among 2015 New Member Invitees

Academy invitee Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything.' Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures." According to the Academy's press release, "those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2015." In case all 322 potential new members say an enthusiastic Yes, that means an injection of new blood representing about 5 percent of the Academy's current membership. In the words of Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (as quoted in the press release), in 2015 "our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization." In recent years, the Academy membership has
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Oscar News: 322 Invited To Join; The Academy Museum Receives Approval

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.

“I am thrilled that Los Angeles is gaining another architectural and cultural icon,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “My office of economic development has worked directly with the museum’s development team to ensure that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will create jobs, support tourism, and pay homage to the industry that helped define our identity as the creative capital of the world.”

“We are grateful to our incredible community of supporters who have helped make this museum a reality,” said Dawn Hudson, the Academy’s CEO. “Building this museum has been an Academy
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Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Hart, Emma Stone and 319 others invited to vote for Oscar

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Hart, Emma Stone and 319 others invited to vote for Oscar
Strangely dropping a press release on a historic day where the nation's attention is elsewhere, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed their annual list of new member invitees this morning. For those who criticize the makeup of the Academy there was some good news and the stark realization the organization still has a long way to go. The Academy has spent the last eight to 10 years attempting to diversify its membership and this year's class mostly reflects that. There are significantly more invitees of Asian and African-American descent, but the male to female disparity is still depressing. Out of the 25 potential new members of the Actor's Branch only seven are women. And, no, there isn't really an acceptable way for the Academy to spin that sad fact. Additionally, It's important to realize the 322 people noted in the release have only been invited to join Hollywood's most exclusive club.
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'Boychoir' Trailer Starring Dustin Hoffman

'Boychoir' Trailer Starring Dustin Hoffman
Director Fran&#231ois Girard, known for his acclaimed films Silk, The Red Violin and Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, is back with an all-new drama this spring. Boychoir arrives in theaters this April, and is headlined by acclaimed actor Dustin Hoffman as a demanding vocal teacher. He is joined on screen by an all-star cast that includes Kathy Bates, Josh Lucas, Debra Winger, Kevin McHale, Eddie Izzard and River Alexander.

Boychoir follows Stet, a troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town who ends up at a Boy Choir school back East after the death of his single mom. Completely out of his element, he finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding Choir Master who recognizes a unique talent in this young boy. The man will push Stet to the breaking point, hoping the prodigy will discover his creative heart and soul in music.
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Bend It Like Beckham: Where are the cast of the 2002 box office hit now?

Bend It Like Beckham: Where are the cast of the 2002 box office hit now?
Cast your minds back to 2002 - a time when Pop Idols didn't need to have The X Factor, Fifty Shades of Grey were just colours on a paint sampler chart and David Beckham was a mere international superstar rather than global megastar.

Bend It Like Beckham, with a modest estimated budget of £3.7 million, opened that same year and became a critical and commercial success - breaking box office records and scoring BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations, as well as making household names of many of its stars.

As the cast continues preparing for the West End stage adaptation of Gurinder Chadha's screen hit ahead of previews on May 15, find out what the movie's ensemble cast went on to achieve - including who is coming back for the musical...

Parminder Nagra (Jess Bhamra)

Nominated for Best Newcomer at the Empire Awards on the back of the movie's success, Parminder went
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Movie musical tunes up as Canadian-Oz co-prod

A movie based on the Tony-winning Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone is being developed as a Canadian-Australian co-production.

Geoffrey Rush, who played the character known as Man in the Chair in the Australian stage production, is set to reprise the role in the film, which will be directed by Fred Schepisi.

A tongue-in-cheek tribute to the golden era of Broadway musicals, Cole Porter and George and Ira Gershwin, the plot sees a musical literally bursting to life in the man.s living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love.

The lead Canadian producer is Rhombus Media.s Niv Fichman, whose credits include Silk, Enemy, Blindness, The Red Violin and Antiviral.

Aussie producer Antonia Barnard has confirmed her involvement .in the early stages.. Also aboard is producer Raquelle David, who spent six months with Fichman in Toronto last year developing the project,
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Michael Pitt To Produce & Star In Adaptation Of Hobo Autobiography 'You Can't Win'

Remember Michael Pitt's big screen career? No? Well, okay, we forgive you. It seems like a distant memory since we last saw him in "Silk" and "Funny Games U.S.," and that's kinda because it really was a long time ago. A whole five years in fact. Since then Pitt has only appeared in a couple of shorts, and some TV show that you may or may not have heard of -- it goes by the name of "Boardwalk Empire."

Of course we joke, that show's a pretty big deal, but that's still only accounted for two seasons of television (24 episodes) since 2010, and doesn't really explain his complete absence from cinema over the last five years. Who knows what he's been doing to keep himself so busy off-screen (and if you do know, please let us know), but all that's about to change as Pitt has managed to put some
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Game Of Thrones: Season 2: Full List of New Characters/Actors

Full listing of Game of Thrones Season 2 New Characters and Actors. Major and minor characters for Game of Thrones: Season 2 have been casting for months now. We have compiled a list of them all from different sources so that you will know what characters will be in Season 2 of HBO‘s Game of Thrones and who would be playing them. There are major spoilers below, especially if you have not read the A Song of Ice and Fire books so be warned. I personally have only shimmed over the detailed information below as I want characters and their motivations kept in shadow as much as possible. The list will be updated when new characters are cast so you might want to bookmark this page.

We previously posted on casting for Season 2 of Game of Thrones here: Game of Thrones: Season 2 Casts Liam Cunningham, Carice van Houten, Stephen Dillane,
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How Shameless stars came of age on West End stage

Maxine Peake and Anne-Marie Duff are among many stars whose careers began on the show. And a pair of casting directors were vital to its success, writes Vanessa Thorpe

There has been no shortage of good stories on the Chatsworth estate. The fictional council house development in Greater Manchester that forms the backdrop to Shameless, one of Britain's longest-running drama series, is packed with dodgy incident. Such as the end of series one when charming Steve, played by James McAvoy, hands Fiona, played by Anne-Marie Duff, the keys to her own house – but only after blowing it up.

Or the sombre scenes in the second series when Steve has to slip off to Amsterdam to avoid the law. Or perhaps the moment in the third series when lovable layabout Frank, played by David Threlfall, and Veronica, played by Maxine Peake, dig up a stash of fake gold. Oh, and a dead body.
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Take Three: Michael Pitt

Craig here with Take Three. Today: Michael Pitt

Take One: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

Pitt’s weedy teenage wannabe rock imp Tommy Gnosis (The Jesus freak army brat formerly known as Tommy Speck – then, very nearly, Tommy Ache) got to grapple with Hedwig’s Angry Inch in unconventionally inventive ways back in 2001. John Cameron Mitchell’s slip-up-operation rock opera, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, was like nothing else on screen at the time. If you could avert your eyes from internationally ignored “icon” Hedwig’s shining beacon of starlight, then hidden in the flared remnants, and on the sidelines, was Pitt’s Tommy. He was initially willing to dote on her every word but eventually reluctant to acknowledge his own sneaky appropriation of her back catalogue. He became the big star; Hedwig toured the fish restaurants of America.

Pitt does the naive, overtly adoring rock moppet well. He also does the non-committal,
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Maxine Peake attacks class snobbery in drama

Industry blighted by ignorance and lack of female working class roles, says Bolton-born actor

Actor Maxine Peake has complained about the lack of working class female film roles and the enduring class barriers that exists in Britain.

In an interview with Radio Times magazine, the Bolton-born actor, who is best known for playing Veronica in Channel 4's Shameless, said: "It's still rife. We're still obsessed with accent and class in this country. If you look at actors, loads are working class. But look at women and there's only Samantha Morton, really. All the others - Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, Emily Blunt, Rebecca Hall - they're all brilliant, but there's no female working class.

"I remember feeling at drama school that if you were male and working class you were a bit of a poet, a working class hero, but if you were female you were just a bit gobby
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Maxine Peake attacks class snobbery in drama

Industry blighted by ignorance and lack of female working class roles, says Bolton-born actor

Actor Maxine Peake has complained about the lack of working class female film roles and the enduring class barriers that exists in Britain.

In an interview with Radio Times magazine, the Bolton-born actor, who is best known for playing Veronica in Channel 4's Shameless, said: "It's still rife. We're still obsessed with accent and class in this country. If you look at actors, loads are working class. But look at women and there's only Samantha Morton, really. All the others - Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, Emily Blunt, Rebecca Hall - they're all brilliant, but there's no female working class.

"I remember feeling at drama school that if you were male and working class you were a bit of a poet, a working class hero, but if you were female you were just a bit gobby
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Pitt: 'Working on TV is a challenge'

Pitt: 'Working on TV is a challenge'
MIchael Pitt has admitted that he finds working on a television series difficult. Pitt, who plays Jimmy in new HBO series Boardwalk Empire, has previously appeared in movies including The Dreamers, The Village, Silk and Funny Games. Speaking to Martin Scorsese for Interview magazine, Pitt explained that he was concerned about how to develop his Boardwalk Empire character over the series. "It's definitely difficult," he said. "I think I approached it as though I was making a film, for better or for worse... The hardest part is that your performance is spread out over a long period of time, so you're working with this character in a different way. And then the flux in the directors can be difficult." He added: "It's definitely an interesting medium. The challenge that I face is (more)
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DVD Playhouse--November 2009

DVD Playhouse—November 2009

By

Allen Gardner

Watchmen—The Ultimate Cut (Warner Bros.) Director Zack Snyder’s film of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ landmark graphic novel is as worthy an adaptation of a great book that has ever been filmed. In an alternative version of the year 1985, Richard Nixon is serving his third term as President and super heroes have been outlawed by a congressional act, in spite of the fact that two of the most high-profile “masks,” Dr. Manhattan (Billy Cruddup) and The Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) helped the U.S. win the Vietnam War. When The Comedian is found murdered, many former heroes become concerned that a conspiracy is afoot to assassinate retired costumed crime fighters. Former masks Nite Owl (Patrick Wilson), Silk Spectre (Malin Akerman) and still-operating Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley, in an Oscar-worthy turn) launch an investigation of their own, all while the Pentagon’s “Doomsday
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tMF Featured Poll: Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Keira Knightley take top 3 spots!

tMF is currently asking its viewers: Who is your favorite leading lady? Early results show Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway and Keira Knightley grabbing the top 3 spots. Michelle Williams, Scarlett Johnasson and Rachel McAdams are not far behind. This poll (just look at the right side of the website and proceed further down) will run until Friday, and the early results gave us the opportunity to see what Natalie, Anne and Keira have been doing lately - new movies, appearances, interviews and much more! - - -

- - - Currently ranked # 1 - Natalie Portman

Favorite Movies: Closer, Leon (The Professional), Garden State, Where The Heart Is, V for Vendetta.

Upcoming Movies: Brothers, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, Black Swan and Thor

Natalie Portman is currently on the spotlight for her movie, New York I Love You. The La Times' Rebecca Ascher-Walsh has just written a profile of the actress:
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

tMF Featured Poll: Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Keira Knightley take top 3 spots!

tMF is currently asking its viewers: Who is your favorite leading lady? Early results show Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway and Keira Knightley grabbing the top 3 spots. Michelle Williams, Scarlett Johnasson and Rachel McAdams are not far behind. This poll (just look at the right side of the website and proceed further down) will run until Friday, and the early results gave us the opportunity to see what Natalie, Anne and Keira have been doing lately - new movies, appearances, interviews and much more! - - -

- - - Currently ranked # 1 - Natalie Portman

Favorite Movies: Closer, Leon (The Professional), Garden State, Where The Heart Is, V for Vendetta.

Upcoming Movies: Brothers, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, Black Swan and Thor

Natalie Portman is currently on the spotlight for her movie, New York I Love You. The La Times' Rebecca Ascher-Walsh has just written a profile of the actress:
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

tMF Featured Poll: Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Keira Knightley take top 3 spots!

tMF is currently asking its viewers: Who is your favorite leading lady? Early results show Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway and Keira Knightley grabbing the top 3 spots. Michelle Williams, Scarlett Johnasson and Rachel McAdams are not far behind. This poll (just look at the right side of the website and proceed further down) will run until Friday, and the early results gave us the opportunity to see what Natalie, Anne and Keira have been doing lately - new movies, appearances, interviews and much more! - - -

- - - Currently ranked # 1 - Natalie Portman

Favorite Movies: Closer, Leon (The Professional), Garden State, Where The Heart Is, V for Vendetta.

Upcoming Movies: Brothers, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, Black Swan and Thor

Natalie Portman is currently on the spotlight for her movie, New York I Love You. The La Times' Rebecca Ascher-Walsh has just written a profile of the actress:
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

10 Most Overrated Young Actors

We've listed down our top 50 hottest young actors and would be coming up with the latest updates very soon. Yesterday, we discussed about actors we believed to be quite underrated. How about the young actors we consider overrated? That's what this article is for...

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Who qualifies as overrated? Guys who seem to be getting lots of buzz, but has no real talent at all, or perhaps just a small amount of it. I have no issue if an actor gets the cover of GQ or Details or L'Uomo Vogue every month. They can even strut their stuff on the catwalks of Milan and Paris and gain additional media mileage. But to be considered the hottest actor on the planet with nothing to show yet? That is something totally absurd.

Anyway, here's our list of ten just after the jump!

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Updates! To
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HBO greenlights Boardwalk Empire series

After watching the pilot episode HBO has ordered 11 episodes of the Martin Scorsese produced series Boardwalk Empire. Scorsese also directed the pilot which kicks the story off.

Set in 1920 at the start of the era of America's Prohibition, Boardwalk Empire follows the life of Atlantic City crime businessman Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi). Kelly MacDonald (No Country For Old Men), Michael Pitt (Silk), Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road), Vincent Piazza (Assassination of a High School President) and Dabney Coleman (Stuart Little) also star in the series.

HBO is eyeing a 2010 broadcast date for the show. Production on the series will commence this fall.
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