April 18, 2014

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Screen Actors Guild Awards is Star Central!

Jude Law was named as a presenter at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Executive Producer Jeff Margolis announced today.
He joins and completes the roster of actors who will honor their colleagues at the SAG Awards including Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Alec Baldwin, Rose Byrne, Jessica Chastain, Bradley Cooper, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Daniels, Viola Davis, Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert De Niro, Taye Diggs, Peter Facinelli, Sally Field, John Goodman, Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Hathaway, SAG-AFTRA Co-President Ken Howard, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Damian Lewis, Julianna Margulies, James Marsden, Alfred Molina, Julianne Moore, Dev Patel, Busy Philipps, Amy Poehler, SAG-AFTRA Co-President Roberta Reardon, Carl Reiner, Liev Schreiber, Justin Timberlake, Kerry Washington, Naomi Watts, Sigourney Weaver, Alfre Woodard and Noah Wyle.
Jude Law was a SAG Awards nominee in 2005 alongside the cast of Martin Scorsese?s ?The Aviator.? He was recently seen in Joe Wright?s ?Anna Karenina? opposite Keira Knightley. His next project is Steven Soderbergh?s ?Side Effects? co-starring Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, one of the awards season?s premier events, will be simulcast live coast-to-coast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT) from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. An encore primetime telecast will begin immediately following on TNT at 10 p.m. (ET)/7 p.m. (PT). The ceremony will also be telecast internationally, as well as to U.S. military installations overseas through the American Forces Network Broadcast Center.
Recipients of the honors for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles announced at 6:15 p.m. (ET)/3:15 p.m. (PT) during the red carpet pre-show webcast on tntdrama.com, tbs.com and People.com which begins at 6 p.m. (ET)/3 p.m. (PT)
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Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards

Actors Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday, February 9, at The Beverly Hills Hotel. They will present nine awards to 25 individual recipients during the evening.
“We are thrilled to have Chris and Zoe host the Sci-Tech Awards,” said Academy President Hawk Koch. “Their film experience with the kind of technical advancements these awards honor makes them the perfect pair for the job.”

Pine starred in “Star Trek” in 2009 and will reprise his role as James T. Kirk in the sequel, “Star Trek Into Darkness,” due out in May. He also will be seen in the title role of the upcoming feature “Jack Ryan,” with Keira Knightley and Kevin Costner. Pine’s other credits include the animated feature “Rise of the Guardians,” “People Like Us,” “This Means War” and “Unstoppable.”
Saldana, who co-starred as Uhura in “Star Trek,” will reprise her role in the sequel as well. She also will be seen in “Blood Ties,” with Mila Kunis and Marion Cotillard, due out later this year. Her other credits include “Colombiana,” “Avatar” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.”
Portions of the Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation, produced this year by David Friendly, will be included in the Oscar® telecast.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.
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Toronto ’12 Wrap Up: Which movies helped their Oscar chances? Is Silver Linings Playbook the film to beat? – AWARDS ANALYSIS

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: My approach to the Toronto International Film Festival was slightly different from years past. Instead of pausing between screenings to comment on films as they played, I sprinted from one movie to the next, collecting impressions like a kid gathering colorful Easter eggs on a Sunday morning hunt.
Oscars: Is Silver Linings Playbook the film to beat?
As a result, I was able to cram 20 movies and a handful of engaging interview opportunities into my five-day Toronto stay. I left TIFF this year with a clearer picture of the ongoing Oscar race (but also acknowledge that there are still so many films left to debut … some of which we’ll see at the New York Film Festival later this month).
So, which movie helped their Oscar causes by screening in Toronto? Let’s run through the top titles, and see what kind of buzz they were able to generate.

“The Silver Linings Playbook”
When The Weinstein Company opted to skip Telluride, Toronto became a very important “first step” for David O. Russell’s dark comedy. And by all accounts, “Playbook” hit a home run. With no tangible way to measure, I’d say this was the most buzzed about film following a Saturday evening screening. Key Oscar bloggers sang the praises of Russell’s cast, with Jennifer Lawrence suddenly viewed as the frontrunner in the Best Actress category on certain Oscar-tracking Web sites. Based on the success of Russell’s “The Fighter,” you can expect to hear a lot more about “Silver Linings” as the awards season rolls on.
“The Master”
Another film likely to generate multiple Oscars nominations, Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master” screened in glorious 70mm at the TIFF Bell Lightbox theater to critical acclaim ahead of its Sept. 14 release. The loudest praise swirled around the film’s lead performances – with Joaqin Phoenix slightly edging out Philip Seymour Hoffman in the “Wow” factor, and Amy Adams also generating raves for her supporting turn. Did the film do enough to compete for a Best Picture slot? It will be interesting to see how “The Master” is received by ticket buyers once it enters the marketplace.

“Argo”
Ben Affleck’s third directorial effort, on the other hand, seemed to solidify its chances at a valuable Best Picture nomination with a very strong showing in Toronto (followed by its celebrated bow in Telluride). If there’s a single complaint about “Argo,” it’s that the ensemble is so powerf, [...]

Keira Knightley shows off engagement ring in London

HollywoodNews.com: Keira Knightley is newly engaged to James Righton and she looks like she couldn’t be happier.
The actress recently stepped out with Righton in London where they were spotted kissing while her new engagement ring was on display, states People. The ring appears to be a circular diamond on a thin gold band.
The two got engaged recently after dating for about one year.
Do you like these two together?
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Keira Knightley is engaged

HollywoodNews.com: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actress Keira Knightley has been confirmed by her publicist as being engaged to marry.
It is being reported that Knightley is now set to marry musician James Righton, states OMG!. Further details about any wedding planning are unknown at this time.
The two reportedly started dating early last year.
Righton is a keyboardist with the Klaxons.
When do you think they will wed?
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Going broke chasing boys: Why Disney ditched princesses and spent $300 million on John Carter

By Scott Mendelson
Hollywoodnews.com: If you’ve seen the trailer for the upcoming John Carter, you know that not only does it not look like it cost $300 million, but it so painfully feels like a Mad Libs male-driven fantasy blockbuster that it borders on parody. It’s no secret that Disney thinks it has a boy problem. One of the reasons it bought Marvel two years ago was to build up a slate of boy-friendly franchises. And the last two years have seen an almost embarrassing attempt to fashion boy-friendly franchises (Prince of Persia, Tron: Legacy, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, I Am Number Four, Fright Night, and Real Steel), only half of which were even as successful as their alleged flop The Princess and the Frog (which obviously grossed ‘just’ $267 million on a $105 million budget because it starred a character with a vagina). We can only ponder the reasons why Disney decided to outright state that they were never going to make another fairy-tale princess cartoon again, even after Tangled became their most successful non-Pixar toon since The Lion King, but I’m pretty sure Disney won’t be making such statements about boy-centric fantasy franchises anytime soon.
Now we have John Carter, which allegedly cost $300 million (if not more). It’s being released in March, where only one film (to be fair, Disney’s Alice In Wonderland) has ever even grossed $300 million. Hell, in all of January-through April, there have been just five $200 million grossers (The Passion of the Christ, Alice In Wonderland, How to Train Your Dragon, 300, and Fast Five). So you have yet another film that basically has to shatter all records regarding its release date in order to merely break even. But that’s okay, thinks Disney, because John Carter is a manly science fiction spectacle so it is surely worth risking the bank. Disney is so desperate to not only chase the young male demos that is willing to risk alienating the young female demos that has netted it billions of dollars over the many decades. What they fail to realize is that the success of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise (especially the first three films) was rooted in telling a story that crossed gender lines. All-told, the original trilogy actually revolved around Keira Knightley’s character, and her journey from daughter of privilege to outlaw [...]

Savannah gets sexual with Cronenberg’s “Dangerous Method” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: It will be the spanking heard up and down Broughton Street.
Michael Fassbender, playing pioneering psychotherapist Carl Jung, administers sexually charged humiliation to a bare-chested Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley) in David Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method,” which screens this evening as part of the ongoing Savannah Film Festival.
Oh, it’s not all sex and games. Cronenberg’s period drama examines how arousal and perversity in a female patient (Knightley) drove the early explorations of Jung (Fassbender) and Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen). “Method” is admirable, academic, cool and detached. It’s not quite as passionate as Cronenberg fans might expect, but it’s a worthy addition to this year’s impressive Savannah line up.
Mortensen, in particular, has been very good for Cronenberg, and vice versa. Starting with “A History of Violence” and leading through “Eastern Promises,” these two have collaborated on dangerous, exhilarating genre films that oozed with criminal menace.
Cronenberg’s “Method” cast is exquisite. Knightly – affecting a wet, Russian accent – is all twitches, spasms and jaw juts as Spielrein. Christopher Hampton’s adaptation of his own stage play “The Talking Cure” draws a line in the sand between doctor and patient, then pounds that divide with waves of sexual tension. The eventual release, which should have been Cronenberg’s specialty, is understated. But the cast relishes Hampton’s loquacious feast – really, the performances are uniformly great.
Just brace yourself for the spanking.
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Kate Middleton named Britain’s best dressed

HollywoodNews.com: Kate Middleton’s fashion choices have been on everyone’s radar ever since her engagement to Prince William was announced.
And now, Middleton is being honored with the title of Britain’s best dressed by ‘Harper’s Bazaar UK,’ states UsMagazine.com. “She gave us the year’s – if not the century’s – most thrilling fashion moment,” ‘Bazaar’ editor Lucy Yeomans said about Middleton’s wedding day.
With her simple, elegant and sometimes cheaper fashion choices, Middleton beat out other fashionistas like Emma Watson, Keira Knightley and Kate Moss for the title.
Who do you think should have won?
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Oliver Stone, Ellen Barkin, Alec Baldwin confirmed for Savannah Film Fest

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com:The Savannah Film Festival revealed today that Oliver Stone, Lily Tomlin, James Marsden and Ellen Barkin will be honored at the 14th Annual event, scheduled to be held Oct. 29 to Nov. 5 in Savannah, Ga. Alec Baldwin, James Toback, Famke Janssen and Universal Pictures President Ron Meyer also have been confirmed as special guests to the event.
We now have an official release, which confirms the titles screening as part of Savannah’s gala series. Audiences can expect to see Michel Hazanavicius’ winning, black-and-white silent film “The Artist;” Roman Polanski’s adaptation of the stage play “Carnage;” David Cronenberg’s sexually charged “A Dangerous Method,” with Viggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley and Michael Fassbender; Sam Levinson’s Sundance entry “Another Happy Day” (starring Barkin); and Drake Doremus’ Sundance romance, “Like Crazy.”
Here’s the release:
Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning writer/director Oliver Stone (“Platoon,” “Wall Street”) will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award along with Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy Award-winning actress Lily Tomlin (“9 to 5,” “All of Me”) at the 14th annual Savannah Film Festival. The festival, which will take place Oct. 29 to Nov. 5, will also honor Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy and Tony award-winning actress Ellen Barkin (“The Big Easy,” “Ocean’s Thirteen”) with an Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award and actor James Marsden (“27 Dresses,” “X-Men”) will receive a Spotlight Award.
Films to receive special gala screenings will include David Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method;” Drake Doremus’ “Like Crazy,” winner of the Grand Jury and Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival; Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist” winner of the Best Actor Prize at the Cannes International Film Festival; Roman Polanski’s “Carnage” winner of the Little Golden Lion Prize at the Venice Film Festival; and Sam Levinson’s “Another Happy Day,” starring festival honoree Ellen Barkin. The festival will also screen Agnieszka Holland’s “In Darkness,” Famke Janssen’s “Bringing Up Bobby,” Lynne Ramsay’s “We Need to Talk about Kevin,” Mark and Jay Duplass’ “Jeff, Who Lives at Home” and Ralph Fiennes’ “Coriolanus.”
Special guests currently scheduled to attend are Alec Baldwin, Universal Pictures President Ron Meyer, James Toback and Famke Janssen.
Hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, a private, nonprofit, accredited, degree-granting university, the Savannah Film Festival has become one of the largest entertainment events in the Southeast. From feature-length films to two-minute shorts, the annual festival presents a full range of cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student [...]

BFI London fest programs “W.E.,” “Shame,” “Ides” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Those who have been paying attention to the screening schedules in Telluride, Toronto and Venice will recognize several of the titles playing this year’s BFI London Film Festival, which unveiled its full slate this morning.
For example, George Clooney will bring his political thriller “The Ides of March” to the fest, while also attending on behalf of Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants.”
Madonna’s “W.E.” will screen after showing in Venice and Toronto. Steve McQueen will bring his controversial “Shame,” while David Cronenberg has been tapped to support “A Dangerous Method” with Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender (who also stars in “Shame”).
As previously announced, Fernando Meirelles’s “360” opens the fest, and Terence Davies’s “The Deep Blue Sea” closes. Both star Rachel Weisz.
In between, BFI has programmed 13 world premieres over the course of its 16-day schedule, including Marc Evans’ “Hunky Dory” (with Minnie Driver), Richard Linklater’s “Bernie” (with Jack Black) and Jonathan Demme’s documentary “I’m Carolyn Parker.”
A full list of selected films can he found HERE.
This year’s BFI fest runs Oct. 12-27.
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