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Academy Invites 322 to Membership – Kevin Hart and Damian Chazelle Among the Newest Members

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 322 artists and executives who have...

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Oscars Seem to Stick with Sliding Scale for Best Picture as Awards Rules are Updated!

As seen in the press release below, there’s no mention of switching back to five Best Picture nominees for the upcoming Academy Awards celebration.  AMPAS...

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BREAKING NEWS: Oscar-Winning Composer James Horner Dies in Plane Crash

Talk about just a shocking and devastating thing to see on social media.  James Horner, the two-time Oscar-winning composer of “Titanic” died in a plane...

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Disney/Pixar’s THE GOOD DINOSAUR Reveals Voice Cast

BURBANK, Calif. – Disney•Pixar’s upcoming movie “The Good Dinosaur” revealed its roster of voice talent today. “We were lucky to work with a number of...

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Abigail Breslin, Wes Bentley Star In FINAL GIRL – Hitting Theaters August 14 – Watch the Trailer!

Los Angeles, CA – Renowned photographer to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Tyler Shields will captivate audiences with his debut feature film, the “sardonic,...

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GKIDS ACQUIRES UNITED STATES RIGHTS FOR ‘APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD’

New York, NY – June 15, 2015 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announced its acquisition of US rights to APRIL...

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‘Sleeping with Other People’ with Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie Gets a Release Date Change

Leslye Headland’s “Sleeping with Other People” has had a release date and will now open in New York and Los Angeles on September 11, followed by a...

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HALLOWEEN RETURNS TO THE BIG SCREEN FROM DIMENSION FILMS AND TRANCAS INTERNATIONAL FILMS

New York, NY (June 15, 2015) – Dimension Films and Trancas International Films announced today that production will start in July on the highly anticipated thriller...

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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Pedro Almodovar’s ‘Silencio’

NEW YORK (June 9, 2015) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired North American rights to Pedro Almodóvar’s SILENCIO from El Deseo....

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Official Synopsis for ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Released

I know what all of you were waiting with bated breath for two days after the Tonys, the synopsis for Batman v Superman: Why Is This Title So Long Dawn of Justice! In all...

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Emily Blunt could be ‘The Girl on the Train’ for Tate Taylor

I think we can all agree that Emily Blunt is going to get an Oscar nomination one day. It’s just a question of when, not if, and what kind of a role it will be...

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Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Walk’ will open the 53rd New York Film Festival

Right now, I feel like one of the few people particularly high (no pun intended) on Robert Zemeckis‘ upcoming film The Walk. Part of it is because most feel like...

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James Wan will direct ‘Aquaman’ for DC and Warner Brothers

There’s an interesting theme developing for DC and Warner Brothers, in terms of the directors they’re hiring for upcoming superhero outings. Even starting...

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Clint Eastwood’s next film will be about Captain “Sully” Sullenberger and the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’

Even if Clint Eastwood is far from a consistent filmmaker in my eyes, quality wise, I’m always intrigued by his choices. He’s riding high on the huge success...

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Jonathan Levine, Ted Melfi, and Jon Watts are finalists to direct the new ‘Spider-Man’ film

You the reader made no secret of your displeasure with most of the choices up for the role of Spider-Man, but that was kind compared to your thoughts on the people up...

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James Ponsoldt to Direct Drama About F. Scott Fitzgerald

Pretty quietly, James Ponsoldt is really becoming one of the better filmmakers out there. From his debut Off the Black to the affecting Smashed and criminally underrated...

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Jean-Marc Valleé’s ‘Demolition’ could open this year’s Toronto Film Festival

It might seem a bit early to consider which titles might play at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, but many of us forget that these things need to be planned...

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First Poster and Trailer drop for the remake of ‘Point Break’

Before we get to the meat of this post, we should just get one thing out in the open…yes, it’s no secret that nobody is asking for a remake of Point Break....

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CANNES: ‘Dheepan’ wins Palme d’Or and Rooney Mara ties for Best Actress

Well, that’s a wrap on the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Earlier today, the awards for the fest were given out, with the jury (led by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen) giving...

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Amy Schumer to write and star in an Action/Comedy produced by Paul Feig

Even before it debuted a work in progress cut to rapturous praise at South by Southwest, Trainwreck was one of the more anticipated films of the summer to many. Written...

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Roger Deakins Teaming with Denis Villeneuve for ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel

Cinematographer Roger Deakins is clearly having a moment. The legendary DP who notoriously has yet to win an Oscar must be flying high on the luminous praise that...

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Edward Zwick will direct Tom Cruise in a ‘Jack Reacher’ Sequel

As a filmmaker, I’m not sure that Ed Zwick gets the credit he truly deserves. Is he particularly flashy? No, but he’s a steady hand responsible for more...

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Cannes buzz suggests ‘Inside Out’ is Pixar’s Best in Years

If we’re being fair, you have to admit that Pixar has been in what for them is a bit of rut of late. Their films have been solid, or even slightly better at times...

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Critics’ Choice Television Awards Announces Louis XIII Genius Award Recipient and “Most Bingeworthy Show” Award

MAY 18, 2015 (Burbank, CA) – The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) today announced that Seth MacFarlane, creator of long-running Emmy Award-winning...

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Focus Features Acquires Tom Ford’s Sophomore Feature ‘Nocturnal Animals’

Ever since A Single Man came out over a half decade ago (starting Colin Firth on a path to win an Oscar the next year for The King’s Speech, in the process),...