April 16, 2014

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Oscars: ‘Behind the Ballot’ video series live online

For Oscar fans that just can’t seem to win their Oscar ballot pool because of that one craft category, Oscar.com today launched “Behind The Ballot,” a six-part video series that explores how Academy members view and ultimately determine who’ll win Oscars for Production Design, Cinematography, Makeup and Hairstyling, Film Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Costume Design.
Hosted by Entertainment Weekly’s Geoff Boucher, Anthony Breznican and Adam Vary, each episode, shot in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library, features a panel of experts discussing what it takes to be a strong contender in each category.
A new video will debut each week for the next five weeks on www.oscar.com, as well as on the official Oscars app for iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle Fire devices. Link to embeddable video file: http://oscar.go.com/video/PL55161146/_m_VD55266156
Expert participants include:
Production Design:
Scott Chambliss, “Cowboys & Aliens,” “Star Trek,” “Mission: Impossible III”
Alex McDowell, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Minority Report,” “Fight Club”
Jeannine Oppewall, “Catch Me If You Can,” “Pleasantville,” “L.A. Confidential”
Bo Welch, “Men in Black,” “Batman Returns,” “Edward Scissorhands”
Makeup and Hairstyling:
Cydney Cornell, “The Artist,” “The Aviator,” “American Beauty”
Mike Elizalde, “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” “Fantastic Four,” “Men in Black”
Beth Miller, “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” “The Nutty Professor,” “Dances With Wolves,”
Christien Tinsley, “No Country for Old Men,” “The Passion of the Christ,” “Ocean’s Eleven”
Film Editing:
Mark Goldblatt, “X-Men The Last Stand,” “Armageddon,” “The Terminator”
Virginia Katz, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1,” “Dreamgirls,” “Kinsey”
Lynzee Klingman, “Man on the Moon,” “City of Angels,” “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest”
Pamela Martin, “Hitchcock,” “The Fighter,” “Little Miss Sunshine”
Cinematography:
Daryn Okada, “American Reunion,” “Baby Mama,” “Mean Girls”
Theo van de Sande, “Cruel Intentions,” “Blade,” “Wayne’s World”
Mandy Walker, “Red Riding Hood,” “Australia,” “Shattered Glass”
Costume Design:
Jeffrey Kurland, “Inception,” “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Erin Brockovich”
Isis Mussenden, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” “Shrek 2,” “American Psycho”
Arianne Phillips, “W.E.,” “3:10 to Yuma,” “Walk the Line”
Mary Zophres, “True Grit,” “No Country for Old Men,” “The Big Lebowski”
Sound Editing and Sound Mixing:
Willie D. Burton, “Dreamgirls,” “Panic Room,” “The Shawshank Redemption”
Steve Cantamessa, “Tropic Thunder,” “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” “Ray”
Aaron Glascock, “The Town,” “Good Night, and Good Luck.,” “Ocean’s Eleven”
Mark Mangini, “Warrior,” “The Fifth Element,” “Die Hard with a Vengeance”
Dean Zupancic, “Tangled,” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Pulp Fiction”
Developed by The Academy and Disney/ABC Television Group’s Digital Media Team, Oscar.com and the official Oscars app provide unparalleled access to the Oscars before, during [...]

Men In Black 3 dominates Memorial Day

HollywoodNews.com: I don’t know how much Men In Black 3 actually cost. I don’t know the details of the behind-the-scenes turmoil that shut the film down for a period so the filmmakers could frantically rewrite the screenplay. I don’t know what got removed and what got added or changed along the way. But the highest compliment that I can pay this third installment in the series is that none of the backstage drama shows. The story makes sense, there are few real plot holes, and the actors exude confidence and charm in a screenplay that balances trailer-friendly set pieces and gags with genuine storytelling and character growth.
The world may not have needed another Men In Black picture, but director Barry Sonnenfeld and writers Etan Cohen, David Koepp, Jeff Nathanson, and Michael Soccio have crafted a shockingly good one, arguably the best in the series. This is accomplished and polished popcorn entertainment that is refreshingly light on its feet. For what it’s worth, I thought the first Men In Black was somewhat overrated while Men In Black 2 was *slightly* underrated. Men In Black 3 is the first in the series that I would call almost-great.
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Sony Pictures to Launch World’s First Look at “Men in Black 3″

HollywoodNews.com: Sony Pictures and the large network of companies within the Sony family will unite worldwide in support of one of the studio?s most recognized and successful motion picture franchises as the company premieres a first look at Men in Black? 3 on Monday, December 12, 2011. The launch event, which was announced today by Jeff Blake, Chairman of Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, will reach a potential audience of 749 million people around the world. Men in Black 3 the movie will be released in theaters worldwide on May 25, 2012.

The trailer will launch worldwide at 11 a.m. GMT on Monday, December 12, 2011 and will be available in 19 languages: English (US), English (International), Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Castilian), French, Canadian French, German, Italian, Russian, Czech, Polish, Romanian, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Chinese (Traditional ? Hong Kong), Chinese (Traditional ? Taiwan), Chinese (Simplified), and Korean.
Sony will use the unique reach of its leading subsidiaries across technology, retail, and networked entertainment to unveil the first look at this highly anticipated film. The trailer will appear on numerous Sony networks, internet sites, and other properties, including:
· Sony Pictures Television networks worldwide;
· AXN, Sony Entertainment Television, Sony Movie Channel, Spin, Animax, Game Show Network, and other Sony channels reaching over 577 million homes around the world (on air and on their accompanying websites);
· Sony Entertainment Network, which services tens of millions of consumers worldwide, delivering digital movies, music and games to PlayStation®3 and PSP® through the PlayStation®Network, as well as connected BRAVIA® televisions, Sony Blu-ray Disc? players and home theater systems, PCs including VAIO® PCs, Sony Ericsson Xperia? mobile phones, and Sony Tablet;
· Websites (67 million visitors);
o PlayStation.com (http://www.playstation.com )
o Sony.com (http://www.sony.com )
o SonyEntertainmentNetwork.com (http://www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com )
o Crackle.com (http://www.crackle.com )
o SonyPictures.com (http://www.sonypictures.com )
· Mobile apps (5 million users);
o Sony Pictures;
o Crackle;
· Sony channels and pages on social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc) (20 million fans);
· Times Square digital board in New York City; and
· Sony owned retail stores, Sony franchisees, and Sony authorized dealers worldwide.
In addition to debuting via all of the Sony-affiliated platforms and outlets listed above, the trailer can also be seen at MenInBlack.com and [...]

Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones in first “Men In Black 3″ trailer

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Galaxy defenders Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are back, in black, as “Men In Black 3” prepares for its summer 2012 release. The movie has been shooting (and re-shooting) in and around New York City. This morning, the first official trailer dropped. We have it below!
I’m a fan of the “MIB” franchise. I even liked the second one, which takes a beating with moviegoers (for some odd reason). Given how well Smith and Jones play off each other, I’m surprised it took them so long to get the team back together for part three. These are expensive endeavors, however, and with a time-travel component, I’m sure “MIB3” cost a pretty penny.
The premise is still being kept under wraps, but here’s what we can tell from the clip. Agent J (Smith) can’t find his partner, Agent K (Jones), who might be dead. In order to piece together the puzzle, J takes a plunge off the Empire State Building and crash lands in 1969, where he meets … well, I’ll let you figure that out for yourself.
Barry Sonnenfeld returns to direct this third “Men In Black,” which also co-stars Alice Eve, Emma Thompson, Josh Brolin and Rip Torn (yay!).
The sequel has circled a May 25, 2012 release date.

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Alice Eve added to growing “Men In Black” sequel

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Word circulating the Internet yesterday said that Barry Sonnenfeld’s third “Men In Black” has hit a scripting snag, and that the production was on hiatus as the creative team figured out in which direction they wanted to head.
Apparently they decided to make the movie more sexy. Deadline is reporting that stone-cold fox Alice Eve (“Sex and the City 2”) has joined an ensemble that currently includes Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Emma Thompson and Josh Brolin.
Eve would play a younger version of Thompson’s character Oh, the new head of MIB who has taken over for Rip Torn. Brolin plays a younger version of Jones’ agent, as a bulk of the film reportedly takes place in 1969, where a time-traveling Smith must head.
Deadline reports that “MIB III” will resume production next month, and that the crew worked on fine-tuning the script over a longer-than-expected holiday hiatus.
As of right now, Sonnenfeld’s third “Men” will be in theaters on May 25, 2012.
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Gemma Arterton, Alec Baldwin heat up ‘Men in Black 3′

HollywoodNews.com: It’s a good thing that “Men in Black 3” took a script break, because there’s some extra casting that’s heating up the sequel.
British hottie Gemma Arterton is in talks to play a secretary in the film being scripted by Etan Coen and blockbuster scribe David Koepp. Previous beauties that appeared in other “Men in Black” films include Linda Fiorentino, Lara Flynn Boyle and Rosario Dawson.
In addition, expect the laugh meter to get higher as “30 Rock” thespian Alec Baldwin joins the cast. He will play a 1969 MIB boss.
Production is expected to begin this November for a planned May 25, 2012 release.
Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith will reprise their roles as Agent K and Agent J respectively.
Filming is scheduled to begin this November, with a provisional release date of May 25, 2012.
Digital Spy had the news.
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Will Smith spat with producers puts brakes on ‘Men in Black 3′

HollywoodNews.com: The production of “Men in Black 3” is on pause.
Turns out Will Smith isn’t happy with the script and is clashing with producers per Page Six.
“Men in Black 3” went into preproduction last month. This is the second time that the film has been halted on account of Smith’s disagreements with director Barry Sonnenfeld and the film’s producers.
Sony has a different story: the sci-fi comedy sequel isn’t moving forward due to New York State movie incentives.
A Page Six source snitches, ” ‘Men in Black 3′ has gone on hiatus again, this time for two weeks, after having shut down for a week and started back up. Smith, Sonnenfeld and the producers have been fighting. The start date for filming had already been put off.”
Imdb had a release date for “MIB3” of Memorial Day weekend 2012. Sony has stated in the past that the third installment will be released in 3D. Previous “MIB” films have reaped a fortune during the Independence Day frame – a holiday which Smith owns at the box office.
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Len Wiseman in final negotiations to direct ‘Total Recall’

HollywoodNews.com: Len Wiseman is in final negotiations to direct Columbia Pictures’ “Total Recall,” it was announced today by Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures. The film will be a new, contemporized adaptation of “Total Recall,” which was based on the story, “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Kurt Wimmer is writing the screenplay. Neal H. Moritz will produce through his Original Film banner.
Commenting on the announcement, Tolmach said, “Len has an incredible love of the genre and a great gift for action. He’ll bring a contemporary feel to the film while taking care with everything we love about Philip K. Dick’s original story.”
Moritz said, “I have been trying for years to work with Len and fortunately we finally found a great project that he loves as much as we do. Len is terrifically talented and we know he is the right director to re-imagine Total Recall for a new generation of fans.”
Wiseman added, “I’ve always been fascinated with Philip K. Dick’s short story, and I’m excited at that prospect of diving even deeper into the type of world it evokes and the questions it asks. I love that the most crucial mystery our character is trying to solve is the one of his own soul.”
Toby Jaffe will oversee production on behalf of Original Film. Tolmach and Sam Dickerman are overseeing the project on behalf of the studio. Columbia Pictures secured the rights to Total Recall from Miramax. Wiseman is represented by ICM and attorney Howard Abramson.
Len Wiseman began his career in the art department on the blockbuster films “Godzilla,” “Stargate,” “Men in Black,” and “Independence Day.” With his natural visual flair and eye for design, he was soon behind the lens directing commercials for PlayStation, Time Warner, Oracle, Intel and Activision, which quickly lead to a career in music videos, working with such artists as Quarashi, Rufus Wainwright, Megadeath, En Vogue, Static X, Paul Oakenfold, and Brooke Allison.
Wiseman went on to write and direct “Underworld,” which was so well received that he went on to direct “Underworld: Evolution,” a film he also executive produced. He went on to produce “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.” His next directing project was the blockbuster hit “Live Free or Die Hard.”
He most recently directed the pilot for “Hawaii Five-O” and is co-writer and producer of the upcoming [...]

Tommy Lee Jones joining “Captain America” cast?

Hollywoodnews.com: Looks like Joe Johnston’s “Captain America” just got a little more curmudgeonly.
Tommy Lee Jones reportedly is joining the cast of the anticipated “Captain America: The First Avenger,” another step in mighty Marvel Studios’ march to a full-blow “Avengers” movie. Chris Evans of “Fantastic Four” fame will play the titular hero, but it was his co-star, Hayley Atwell, who spilled the beans to LeicesterSquareTV (ComingSoon.net has an embed of the video interview here).
Who will Jones play? It’s rumored he’ll assume the role of General Chester Phillips, the man who selects Evans’ hero, Steve Rogers, for the super soldier program that eventually transforms him into Captain America. And “Cap” isn’t the only popcorn blockbuster on Jones’ radar. He’ll also return to the “Men In Black” franchise with Will Smith for a third installment.
As for “Captain America,” it begins filming this summer for its July 22, 2011 release date.

Has “Men In Black” found its next villain?

Hollywoodnews.com: Has “Men In Black” found its third villain?
It’s possible that when Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones reunite for the next installment of the science-fiction comedy series, they will be facing off against Jemaine Clement of HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords.”
EW’s PopWatch is saying Clement might go where next Vincent D’Onofrio and Lara Flynn Boyle previously trekked, playing an extraterrestrial foe that poses some sort of threat to Smith and Jones. Though few details about the villainous character were available, EW reports that the role needs someone who can be “charmy and creepy.”
As of right now, Josh Brolin has been cast as a younger version of Jones’ character, because the bulk of the movie reportedly takes place in 1969. (So who will be cast as a young Will Smith? Maybe his son, Jaden?)
“Men In Black III” will be filmed in 3-D by director Barry Sonnenfeld, and is targeting a May 25, 2012 release date.

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