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First Trailers for ‘The Imitation Game’ (UK and US versions)

The first trailers for one of The Weinstein Company’s big Oscar horses this year, The Imitation Game, have landed. The Weinstein Company acquired the film for a record-breaking $7 million, the highest ever amount paid for US distribution rights at the European Film Market. The official synopsis: THE IMITATION GAME is a nail-biting race against time following Alan Turing (pioneer of modern-day ...

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Check out the new Channing Tatum-heavy trailer for ‘Foxcatcher’

Sony Pictures Classics and Annapurna are ramping up their marketing for their Oscar horse ‘Foxcatcher’ with a new trailer that features Channing Tatum with heavy screentime. I wonder, are SPC possibly positioning Tatum for a Lead run and Steve Carell a Supporting one alongside Mark Ruffalo? Check out the trailer here:

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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby gets a trailer

The story of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby is a complicated one. It’s not a movie, it’s three movies. Originally meant to be two films of a love story told by both sides (one male, subtitled Him and one female, subtitled Her), it became three once TWC’s Harvey Weinstein got his hands on it. Then, director Ned Benson made a ...

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The Academy Invites 271 New Members including Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Fassbender, Megan Ellison and Mads Mikkelsen

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2014. “This year’s class of invitees represents some of the ...

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Campaign Regulations Announced for 87th Oscars®

A few highlights from the press release: 1. Screenings. The Academy encourages the screening of eligible films in a theatrical setting for its members. Prior to the announcement of nominations, screenings presented by or funded by film companies may be followed by a Q&A session or similar live participation by persons associated with the film. Additionally, such screenings may be ...

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67th Cannes Film Festival WINNERS

  The Cannes jury, led by president Jane Campion, has spoken and Turkey’s Winter Sleep, directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, has won the coveted Palme d’Or. Up the very last minute it was a nail-biter, with the Dardennes Two Days, One Night and Naomi Kawase’s Still the Water also in the running. The Dardennes, previous two-time winners of the Palme were ...

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Cannes 2014 Predictions: Mommy and Winter’s Sleep Top Predix

It’s almost time for the 67th Cannes Film Festival to wrap up and give out its awards so you know what that means…Awardswatch predictions! Despite a slightly shortened festival, the buzz this year has been very high and many films. And, as with every year, some headscratchers as to why certain things made it into competition (The Search, Captives) and ...

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‘Magic in the Moonlight’ gets a trailer

Woody Allen’s new film, Magic in the Moonlight, about a famous English actor (Oscar winner Colin Firth, The King’s Speech) out to debunk an infamous medium (Emma Stone, the upcoming Birdman), drops its first trailer and it’s lovely. Going back to the era and country that brought him so much success in Midnight in Paris, Magic finds itself in the ...

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67th Cannes Film Festival Complete Jury Revealed

The complete Cannes Film Festival jury was revealed this morning and the group is as eclectic as its been in many years. Previous Cannes winners will sit alongside respected filmmakers and actors in what could be a divisive and exciting amount of deliberation come awards time. The list: Jane CAMPION – President Carole BOUQUET – French actress Sofia COPPOLA – ...

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