May 04, 2014

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Is Dustin Hoffman going to be nominated for director?

Last night, the 35th annual Kennedy Center Honored Dustin Hoffman among others. We are very proud of Dustin Hoffman. His new film and directorial debut,”Quartet,” is doing very well and it has been recognized by many organizations.
Dustin Hoffman has long harbored a desire to direct a film, and having only ever done so on stage, he can officially call himself a Director this year with the release of his first feature film “QUARTET.” Debuting at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, “QUARTET” stars Dame Maggie Smith, Sir Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins, Billy Connolly, and Sir Michael Gambon. Based on the play by Ronald Harwood, the film follows four retired opera singers as they attempt to put on a concert to save their beloved home — and celebrate Verdi’s birthday in the process. Of his experience with the first time director, Connolly explains, “Dustin’s a brilliant director because he’s such a brilliant actor, so he directs like an actor.” “QUARTET” is due out in limited release on December 28.
With a career spanning more than five decades in front of the camera, Dustin Hoffman is one of the world’s most accomplished and highly regarded actors. Garnering 2 Academy Awards (and 7 nominations), 5 Golden Globes, 4 BAFTAs and an EMMY, Hoffman’s impressive resume boasts such critically acclaimed and commercial hits as “THE GRADUATE,” “ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN,” “RAINMAN,” “MIDNIGHT COWBOY,” “KRAMER VS. KRAMER,” “TOOTSIE,” “WAG THE DOG,” “MEET THE FOCKERS,” and “LAST CHANCE HARVEY. ”

Last October, the 2012 Hollywood Film Awards also honored Richard Gere for career achievement; Bradley Cooper for actor; Marion Cotillard for actress; Robert De Niro for supporting actor; Amy Adams for supporting actress; Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and the cast of “Argo;” John Hawkes for breakout performance; David O. Russell for director; Dustin Hoffman for breakthrough director; Quentin Tarantino for the screenwriter award; Quvenzhané Wallis for the New Hollywood Award; Samantha Barks, Bella Heathcote, Tom Holland, John Magaro, Ezra Miller, and Kelly Reilly with the Spotlight Awards; Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner for producers; Wally Pfister for cinematographer; Dylan Tichenor for editor; Sarah Greenwood for production designer; Peter Ramsey with “Rise of the Guardians” for animation; and Jeff White with “The Avengers” for visual effects.
The Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 22, 2012. The event honors cherished stars and up-and-coming talent, and traditionally kicks off [...]

Julianne Moore of ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’ Photo Gallery

HollywoodNews.com: 50-year-old actress, Julianne Moore co-stars with Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone in the film, ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’, in theaters now.
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Julianne Moore (born Julie Anne Smith; December 3, 1960) is an American actress and a children’s book author. Throughout her career, she has been nominated for four Oscars, six Golden Globes, three BAFTAs and nine Screen Actors Guild Awards.Moore began her acting career in 1983 in minor roles, before joining the cast of the soap opera As the World Turns, for which she won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1988.
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“127 Hours’” Danny Boyle and Christian Colson at the Hollywood Awards Gala

HollywoodNews.com: DANNY BOYLE’s (Director/Screenwriter/Producer) career started in the theatre with Howard Barker’s “Victory,” Howard Brenton’s “The Genius” and Edward Bond’s “Saved,” which won the Time Out Award. Boyle also directed five productions for The Royal Shakespeare Company before moving into television where his work included producing Alan Clark’s controversial “Elephant” and directing “Strumpet,” “Vacuuming Completely Naked In Paradise” and the series “Mr. Wroe’s Virgins,” for which he received a BAFTA nomination.
In 1994 his first feature, “Shallow Grave,” earned him the Alexander Korda Award for Outstanding British Film at the BAFTA Awards, among a host of other accolades. Boyle’s second film, “Trainspotting,” is one of the highest grossing British independent films of all time. The critically acclaimed film won four Empire Awards including Best Director and Best Film and was nominated for a BAFTA Alexander Korda Award and an Academy Award® for Best Adapted Screenplay.
In 2002 the smash hit horror film “28 Days Later” earned Boyle a Saturn Award for Best Horror Film from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. Boyle’s other feature films include “Millions” starring James Nesbitt, Alex Etel and Lewis McGibbon; “The Beach,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio; “A Life Less Ordinary,” starring Ewan McGregor and Cameron Diaz and “Sunshine,” starring Cillian Murphy. “Slumdog Millionaire,” his eighth internationally theatrically released film, won the People’s Choice Award at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival and went on to win more than 100 international industry awards including 4 Golden Globes, 7 BAFTAs and 8 Academy Awards including best picture. Boyle’s latest feature “127 HOURS” stars James Franco in the extraordinary true story of outdoorsman Aron Ralston’s entrapment in Blue John Canyon, Utah and will be released theatrically by Fox Searchlight on November 5th 2010. The film marks Boyle’s second collaboration with producer Christian Colson and the duo are together developing a slate of new films.
CHRISTIAN COLSON (Producer) is an Academy Award® winning film producer, and Chairman of the London-based production company Cloud Eight Films. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1968, Christian graduated with a First Class Honours degree in English from Oxford University. In 1994 he began his film industry career at the talent agency London Management before becoming Head of Development UK for Harvey Weinstein’s Miramax Films in 1998.
Between 2002 and 2009, Christian was Managing Director of Celador Films where he produced seven features including Neil Marshall’s 2005 worldwide horror hit THE DESCENT, which won a Saturn [...]

John Williams Returns to Score “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2″

By Hanako M. Ricks
HollywoodNews.com: Composer John Williams will return to compose the score for the final “Harry Potter” film, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2,” WB Brazil has confirmed to Brazil-based fansite Potterish.
Williams is a legend in Hollywood, having composed some of the indutry’s most well-known and beloved movie scores, including those of Jaws, the Star Wars series, E.T the Extra-Terrestrial, Schindler’s List, and Indiana Jones, among others. Williams composed the scores for the first three Harry Potter films and opted out of the fourth, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, to compose the score for Memoirs of a Geisha.
Williams’ music has received numerous awards and nominations, including twenty-one Grammys, three Emmys, five Oscars, seven BAFTAs and four Golden Globes. His work on the Harry Potter scores have earned him two Oscar nominations (for Sorcerer’s Stone and Prisoner of Azkaban), one Saturn nomination (Prisoner of Azkaban), three BMI Film Music Awards (for all three films), three Grammy nominations (all three films), and three World Soundtrack nominations (including one win for Prisoner of Azkaban).
Alexandre Desplat will compose the score for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, which is scheduled for release on November 19. Part 2 will follow next summer, with a scheduled release date of July 15.
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Helen Mirren’s ‘Prime Suspect: The Complete Collection’ to be released

HollywoodNews.com: Helen Mirren’s iconic, Emmy-winning role in “Prime Suspect: The Complete Collection” helped the show win more than 20 major international awards, including seven Emmys® and a Peabody. Now fans will be able to relive the classic moments on their home television when it debuts on DVD from Acorn Media on September 7, 2010.
Dame Helen Mirren (The Queen) stars as Detective Jane Tennison, “one of the great character creations of our time” (The Washington Post), in this revolutionary police drama broadcast on PBS to universal acclaim and more than 20 major international awards, including seven Emmys® (“Outstanding Miniseries” and “Outstanding Actress”), eight BAFTAs, and a Peabody. The 9-disc set includes nine feature-length mysteries as well as a 50-minute behind-the-scenes special ($124.99, www.AcornOnline.com).
Tenacious, driven, and deeply flawed, Tennison rises through the ranks of Britain’s Metropolitan Police, solving horrific crimes while battling office sexism and her own demons. “Rare is the drama that works so well on two levels: as a crackling whodunit and as a finely tuned character study of a strong but insecure woman trying to prove herself in a man’s world” (Time).
Seen on Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! from the 1990s to the present and created by crime writer Lynda La Plante (Trial & Retribution, The Commander), Prime Suspect features some of Britain’s biggest stars, including Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient), Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton), David Thewlis (Harry Potter), Ciarán Hinds (Jane Eyre), Zoë Wanamaker (Poirot), Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes), and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting). The ITV series aired for seven series (1991-93, 1995-96, 2003, and 2006).
Prime Suspect begins with DCI Tennison seizing the opportunity to head a murder investigation—something she should have done long ago, had she not been passed over by her male superiors time and again. With a suspect already identified and her own team openly hostile, she uncovers errors and conflicting facts that point to a cover-up within the force. The following series include: a murder inquiry in the African Caribbean community; a 17-year-old rent boy murder; an abducted toddler; the manager of an exclusive country club murdered; a shooting case of a young drug dealer; new murders casting doubt on a case she solved previously; and the torture and murder of a young Bosnian refugee. In the final series, Detective Superintendent Tennison is pushing 60 and facing the death of her father. Alcohol, loneliness, and the job have taken their toll, but she is [...]

More Oscar nominees coming to DVD

BY SEAN O’CONNELL
A couple of Best Picture nominees announced their DVD release dates this week.
“An Education,” starring Carey Mulligan as a British ingénue who falls under the spell of an older suitor (Peter Sarsgaard), arrives on DVD and Blu-ray March 30 from Sony Home Entertainment. Lone Scherfig’s insightful coming-of-age story has attracted much attention this awards season, scoring three Oscar nods, eight BAFTAs and a Golden Globe nomination for Mulligan. Bonus features on the DVD include deleted scenes, “The Making of An Education,” “Walking the Red Carpet” and a commentary track with Scherfig, Mulligan and Sarsgaard.
Lee Daniels’ “Precious,” also up for Best Picture, hits shelves March 9 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The six-time Oscar nominee stars newcomer (and Best Actress nominee) Gabby Sidibe as the title character, an overweight and undereducated African American teenager trying to escape the dark shadow cast by her wicked mother (Mo’Nique, yet another Oscar nominee from this appreciated film). The DVD and Blu-ray disc will feature an audio commentary track with the director, numerous featurettes, a deleted scene, an interview with “Precious” author Sapphire and Daniels, Sidibe’s audition and more.
That means that seven of the 10 Best Picture nominees will be available on home video. Jason Reitman’s “Up In the Air” carried a rumored release date of March 9, but Paramount did not confirm. Also, Sandra Bullock’s inspirational “The Blind Side” should arrive on March 23, but street dates can be fluid.
Of course, the one we’re really concerned with is James Cameron’s “Avatar.” When will it arrive on home video? And how will we be able to replicate the immersive 3-D experience with our non-IMAX television sets? Stay tuned.