April 17, 2014

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Danny Boyle enters a mirrored parallax – “TRANCE”

Watch Danny Boyle enter a mirrored parallax to explain, in detail, what to expect from TRANCE. The experience allows you to simultaneously uncover exclusive, never-before-seen clips and images, and dive into a world where reality blurs into the subconscious.
Do you want to remember or do you want to forget? To decide, you must completely immerse yourself into the journey that is TRANCE, by visiting these experiential and hypnotizing companion sites to reveal hidden memories from the film.
Enter a trance at:
DoYouWantToRemember.com
DoYouWantToForget.com
Want to get inside the mind of Danny Boyle? Now is your chance to ask him anything! Visit REDDIT this Friday March 15th at 10 AM PST for a one-time-only AMA with mastermind Danny Boyle.
TRANCE:
Simon (James McAvoy), a fine art auctioneer, teams up with a criminal gang to steal a Goya paintingworth millions of dollars, but after suffering a blow to the head during the heist he awakens to discover he has no memory of where he hid the painting. When physical threats and torture fail to produce answers, the gang?s leader Frank (Vincent Cassel) hires hypnotherapist Elizabeth Lamb (Rosario Dawson) to delve into the darkest recesses of Simon?s psyche. As Elizabeth begins to unravel Simon?s broken subconscious, the lines between truth, suggestion, and deceit begin to blur.

An Academy Conversation with Danny Boyle

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “An Academy Conversation with Danny Boyle,” including a screening of the Oscar winner’s feature directorial debut, “Shallow Grave,” on Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater in New York City.
A festival favorite in 1994, “Shallow Grave” opened theatrically the following year to broad critical acclaim and introduced its makers and stars to a worldwide audience. Set in Edinburgh, Scotland, the thriller follows three friends who find their flatmate dead from an overdose in his bedroom. The story takes a startling turn when they also discover a suitcase full of cash, then decide to keep the cash and dispose of the body. Starring Ewan McGregor, Kerry Fox and Christopher Eccleston, the film was written by doctor-turned-screenwriter John Hodge and produced by Andrew Macdonald. Hodge went on to earn an Oscar nomination for “Trainspotting,” which Boyle directed in 1996, and Macdonald produced five more of Boyle’s films, including “Trainspotting” and “28 Days Later.”
Boyle, a three-time Academy Award® nominee, won an Oscar for his direction of the 2008 Best Picture winner “Slumdog Millionaire.” His next feature, “Trance,” opens in the U.S. next month.
A rare 35mm print of the film will be screened courtesy of Park Circus LLC.
Tickets for “Shallow Grave” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased starting March 19 online at oscars.org or in person at the box office during regular box office hours (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m.).
The Academy Theater is located at 111 East 59th Street (between Park and Lexington avenues) in New York City. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (212) 821-9251, e-mail AcademyNYC@oscars.org or visit oscars.org.
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James Franco signs up for taste of “Cherry”

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Fresh off his Oscar-nominated turn in Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours” – and shortly after his maligned turn as an Oscar host – James Franco is lining up his next acting gig.
He’ll next be seen as a scientist inadvertently triggering an ape rebellion in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” later this summer. But Variety is now linking Franco to “Cherry,” the feature-film debut from author Stephen Elliott, who penned “The Adderall Diaries.” The story involves a teenage girl who gets swept up in the adult film industry upon moving to San Francisco. Franco would play a drug-addicted lawyer who befriends the title character, according to the trade.
Heather Graham, Dev Patel and Lili Taylor also are “in negotiations to star,” says Variety, adding that “Cherry” plans to film in San Fran beginning next month … as soon as they land their female lead.
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“127 Hours” DVD promotion seeks personal stories of inspiration

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Those who skipped Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours” for fear that James Franco’s predicament was too harrowing missed one of last year’s most inspirational stories of human will and fortitude.
As the film prepares to reach Blu-ray and DVD on March 1, Fox Searchlight is doing what it can to overcome audience’s initial hesitance so they can sample Boyle’s brilliant story (and witness Franco’s Oscar-nominated turn as defiant outdoorsman Aron Ralston).
One such initiative is a micro-site which the studio has started calling the “127 Hours Inspiration Wall.” Find it at www.127hoursinspirationwall.com. Visit the site and you’ll see the opportunity make a pledge or announce a commitment to a personal goal. Post it on the wall, and you’ll be able to receive support and well wishes from friends, family or total strangers who’d like to see you hit your mark.
For says that the more “likes” one receives on their inspirational post, the larger their name will appear on the virtual wall. As more people contribute, the wall becomes more robust, and you can scroll through the wall to see what inspires other people.
Fans of the movie, meanwhile, will find Easter eggs hidden on the wall, including sneak peeks of the Blu-ray and DVD bonus features. It’s a great way to keep the conversation going on a film as it makes its way to home video. So visit the wall, and be sure to leave your personal pledge.
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James Franco, Danny Boyle bringing Oscar-nominated “127 Hours” to DVD

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Yesterday, it was just an awesome Danny Boyle movie. Today, it’s a Best Picture nominee. And on March 1, “127 Hours” is going to be a Blu-ray and DVD release that you will want to add to your collection.
Boyle’s film casts Oscar nominee James Franco as Aron Ralston, a mountaineer who went to extreme lengths to survive after getting pinned beneath a boulder while hiking. “127 Hours” earned six Oscar nominations this year, including Adapted Screenplay, Actor (for Franco), Editing, Score, Song and Best Picture.
As for the “Hours” Blu-ray, it will include over an hour of extra footage and behind-the-scenes looks at this Oscar-nominated film.
From the release:
Only on Blu-ray will viewers truly experience the award-winning cinematography in high definition, the way Boyle intended. From sweeping and majestic views of Blue John Canyon to the intimate scenes with Ralston trapped in the crevice, to the intricate weaving of the soundscape of the dessert available in 5.1 DTS HD Lossless surround sound, the Blu-ray format provides the viewer with the highest quality cinematic visual experience possible.
127 HOURS will be available on Blu-ray for the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S. / $49.98 Canada, and on DVD for the suggested retail price of $29.98 U.S. / $43.98 Canada. Pre-book is February 2.
127 HOURS Blu-ray Disc features
Disc 1:
Movie 

● Commentary with Danny Boyle, Christian Colson & Simon Beaufoy 

● Search & Rescue – The events that aided the search and rescue of Aron Ralston 

● 127 Hours: An Extraordinary View – A unique collaboration between the director and actor 

● Deleted Scenes 

● God of Love: short film by Luke Matheny
Disc 2: 

● Digital Copy of movie
127 HOURS DVD features 

● Commentary with Danny Boyle, Christian Colson & Simon Beaufoy 

● Deleted Scenes

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‘The King’s Speech’ Wins the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures

hollywoodnews.com: Today the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year’s winning motion picture and television productions at the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.
In addition to the competitive awards, the PGA honored several individuals with tribute awards including James Cameron with the 2011 Milestone Award; Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman with the 2011 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television; Scott Rudin with the 2011 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures; Laura Ziskin with the Visionary Award; Sean Penn with the 2011 Stanley Kramer Award; and RealD with the 2011 Vanguard Award.
The following is a list of 2011 Producer Guild Awards nominees and winners (in bold and noted with*), listed in alphabetical order by category, along with producers. The producers? names listed for each nominated production are listed in alphabetical order and are not necessarily the proper order of credits.
The theatrical motion picture nominees are:
The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:
127 HOURS
Producers: Danny Boyle, Christian Colson
BLACK SWAN
Producers: Scott Franklin, Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver
INCEPTION
Producers: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas
THE FIGHTER
Producers: David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Mark Wahlberg
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
Producers: Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Celine Rattray
*THE KING’S SPEECH
Producers: Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Producers: Dana Brunetti, Ceán Chaffin, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin
THE TOWN
Producers: Basil Iwanyk, Graham King
TOY STORY 3
Producer: Darla K. Anderson
TRUE GRIT
Producers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Scott Rudin
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:
DESPICABLE ME
Producers: John Cohen, Janet Healy, Christopher Meledandri
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
Producer: Bonnie Arnold
*TOY STORY 3
Producer: Darla K. Anderson
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures:
CLIENT 9: THE RISE AND FALL OF ELIOT SPITZER
Producers: Maiken Baird, Alex Gibney, Jedd Wider, Todd Wider
EARTH MADE OF GLASS
Producers: Reid Carolin, Deborah Scranton
INSIDE JOB
Producers: Charles Ferguson, Audrey Marrs
SMASH HIS CAMERA
Producers: Linda Saffire, Adam Schlesinger
THE TILLMAN STORY
Producer: John Battsek
*WAITING FOR ‘SUPERMAN’
Producer: Lesley Chilcott
The television nominees are:
The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy:
’30 Rock’ (NBC)
Producers: Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Marci Klein, Jerry Kupfer, Lorne Michaels, David Miner, Jeff Richmond, Don Scardino
‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ (HBO)
Producers: Alec Berg, Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Tim Gibbons, David Mandel, Erin O?Malley, Jeff Schaffer
‘Glee’ (FOX)
Producers: Ian Brennan, Dante Di Loreto, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Kenneth Silverstein
*’Modern Family’ (ABC)
Producers: Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Morton, Dan O?Shannon, Jason Winer, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker
‘The Office’ (NBC)
Producers: Randy Cordray, Greg Daniels, Howard Klein, Paul [...]

“I Love You Phillip Morris”: WGA nod for adapted screenplay

By Greg Hernandez
HollywoodNews.com: The Writers Guild of America threw a major kudo at the largely-overlooked big screen comedy ‘I Love You Phillip Morris’ which stars Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor as lovers who meet in prison.
John Requa & Glenn Ficarra are among the five nominees in the adapted screenplay category for their script which was based on the book by Steven McVicker.
Their competition is ’127 Hours’ by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy; ‘The Social Network’ by Aaron Sorkin; ‘The Town’ by Peter Craig and Ben Affleck & Aaron Stockard and ‘True Grit’ by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen.
The film focuses on a love affair between a con man (Carrey) and his cellmate (McGregor). Carrey’s character commits all kinds of crazy misdeeds, like breaking out of Texas prisons four times, to be with his lover.
To read more from this article go to Greg In Hollywood.
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Producers Guild goes with “Social Network,” “True Grit,” “King’s Speech”

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Nominees for the 22nd annual Producers Guild Awards were announced this morning, and if you have been paying even the slightest bit of attention during the awards race, you could guess the 10 titles picked for Best Picture, otherwise known as the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award.
Regular nominees like “The Social Network” and “The King’s Speech” led the list, paired alongside the likes of “127 Hours,” “Black Swan,” “Inception,” “The Fighter,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “The Town,” “Toy Story 3” and “True Grit.”
If there’s a big winner, it’s Ben Affleck’s “The Town,” which also found its way into the Top 10 nominated by the Broadcast Film Critics Association for their Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, which air Friday, Jan. 14. Does this mean it will make the cut when the Academy picks 10 later this year?
The guild previously announced, accoding to THR, that it “will be giving honorary awards to James Cameron, Laura Ziskin, Scott Rudin, the producing team of Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman and RealD.”
The PGA’s awards ceremony will be held Jan. 22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Here’s a complete list of nominees:
The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:
127 HOURS
Producers: Danny Boyle, Christian Colson
BLACK SWAN
Producers: Scott Franklin, Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver
INCEPTION
Producers: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas
THE FIGHTER
Producers: David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Mark Wahlberg
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
Producers: Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Celine Rattray
THE KING’S SPEECH
Producers: Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Producers: Dana Brunetti, Ceán Chaffin, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin
THE TOWN
Producers: Basil Iwanyk, Graham King
TOY STORY 3
Producer: Darla K. Anderson
TRUE GRIT
Producers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Scott Rudin
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:
DESPICABLE ME
Producers: John Cohen, Janet Healy, Christopher Meledandri
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
Producer: Bonnie Arnold
TOY STORY 3
Producer: Darla K. Anderson
*Special Note: The PGA already announced the nominations for the Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures on December 2010; the list below includes producer credits.
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures:
CLIENT 9: THE RISE AND FALL OF ELIOT SPITZER
Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination
EARTH MADE OF GLASS
Producers: Reid Carolin, Deborah Scranton
INSIDE JOB
Producers: Charles Ferguson, Audrey Marrs
SMASH HIS CAMERA
Producers: Linda Saffire, Adam Schlesinger
THE TILLMAN STORY
Producer: John Battsek
WAITING FOR ‘SUPERMAN’
Producer: Lesley Chilcott
The television nominees are:
The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy:
“30 Rock” (NBC)
Producers: Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Marci Klein, Jerry Kupfer, Lorne Michaels, David Miner, [...]

“Megamind” ends the weekend with $47.6 million

By Scott Mendelson
HollywoodNews.com: There weren’t a lot of surprises at the box office this weekend. “Megamind” opened right in line with most Dreamworks animated originals, with $47.6 million. The standard for non-sequels in the Dreamworks cartoon library is $43-47 million. Opening just above “A Shark Tale” ($47.6 million) and “Madagascar” ($47.2 million), the supervillain epic has the third biggest opening for a non-sequel in the Dreamworks animation catalogue, behind “Monsters Vs. Aliens” ($59.3 million) and “Kung Fu Panda” ($60.2 million). It was their seventh biggest animated opening overall. More impressive was the 3.8x weekend multiplier, which is their biggest weekend multiplier in recent memory.
The film didn’t open anywhere near the $56 million debut of “Despicable Me,” but Universal used the yellow minions to sell the film to the kids, while using the whole ‘root for a super-villain’ angle for the grownups. “Megamind” didn’t really have a kid-friendly angle, so it was up to the parents to drag their kids along. The film played 57% female and 52% over 25 and scored an A- from Cinemascore. 66% of the tickets were sold for the 3D version (7% in IMAX 3D), which says something as it was the first major 3D release in a long time where 2D options were plentiful. Point being, if you give audiences, especially large families with young children, a 2D option, they will take it. I can say that the film looks just fine in 2D, and Paramount bought just a little bit of goodwill for not making me have to track down a 2D theater not-so near me in order to take the family on opening night.
Where it goes from here is an open question. Thanks to “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part I” forgoing 3D conversion, “Megamind” will keep those 3D screens for at least an extra half-week (“Tangled” and “The Nutcracker” both open in 3D on the 24th). Still, “Harry Potter 7″ will still get the IMAX screens, and the film will be a brutal bit of direct-demo competition. Legs like “How to Train Your Dragon” ($43m opening/$217m finish = a stunning 5x weekend-to-final multplier) are unlikely, as the former film had no real kids competition (nor competition for IMAX and 3D screens) for a good two months, and the film was a more traditionally crowd-pleasing, heartwarming tale than the more aloof superhero/super-villain deconstruction comedy (that’s not a knock, “Megamind” is yet another [...]

Awards Season Roundup: Best Actress race might be toughest to call

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race.
It’s kind of a slow day out there in Oscar land. Perhaps everyone passed out at “127 Hours” screenings?
Those who didn’t pass out helped power Danny Boyle’s film to impressive ticket totals in limited release.
HitFix continues to illustrate the ongoing Oscar races by shifting its focus to Best Actress.
The N.Y. Times interviews Eli Wallach, who is about to receive an honorary Oscar.
Speaking of next year’s telecast, Hugh Jackman was asked to host the upcoming Oscars, but he turned the producers down, reportedly because he’ll be busy filming “Wolverine 2.”
Across the pond, Leavesden, the studio that housed the “Harry Potter” franchise, is getting a $161 million facelift, which will include a tour.
In Los Angeles, the actors’ union and the studios reportedly have agreed to a new film and TV contract.
And finally, Roman Polanski’s “The Ghost Writer” nabbed the most European Film Awards nominations. So should it be part of our Oscar race?
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