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2014 Tony Nominations: Hedwig in; Bridges and Michelle Williams Snubbed

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder and the revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Emmy winner and previous Tony host Neil Patrick Harris led the 2014 Tony nominations this morning with 10 and 8 apiece, respectively. 6-time Emmy winner and Tony winner Tyne Daly and 5-time Tony winner Audra Macdonald return to compete against each in for ...

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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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Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight Lineup Announced

Two Sundance films are making their way to the south of France next month; Jim Mickle’s Cold in July and Damian Chazelle’s Whiplash. The two films will compete in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs during the festival and are eligible for the coveted Caméra d’Or prize. Created in 1978 to encourage greater recognition of young filmmakers, the Caméra d’Or is awarded to the ...

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Clint Eastwood’s ‘Jersey Boys’ Gets a Trailer

Oscar hopeful Jersey Boys from director Clint Eastwood gets it first trailer and boy is it bland. Getting the jump on the James Brown biopic, Jersey Boys opens June 14th. Based on the Tony-winning Broadway musical of the same name, the story chronicles the creation of The Four Seasons and the unusual sound of Frankie Valli. The film employs characters talking directly ...

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67th Cannes Film Festival Lineup Revealed

France and Canada will battle it out at the 67th Cannes Film Festival this May with both countries getting heavy representation in the Competition slate this year. Atom Egoyan’s The Captive, David Cronenberg’s Map to the Stars and Xavier Dolan’s Mommy will represent Canada, with Jean-Luc Godard’s 3D Goodbye to Language, Michel Hazanavicius’s The Search, Olivier Assayas’s Clouds of Sils ...

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Marcello Mastroianni Adorns 67th Cannes Film Festival Poster

Hervé Chigioni and his graphic designer Gilles Frappier have based the poster design for the 67th Festival de Cannes on a photogram taken from Federico Fellini’s 8½, which was presented in the Official Selection in 1963. In Marcello Mastroianni and Federico Fellini, we celebrate a cinema that is free and open to the world, acknowledging once again the artistic importance ...

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Gone Girl Gets Its First Trailer and Poster

Gone Girl, the upcoming Oscar hopeful by David Fincher (The Social Network) that was featured here recently in our Contender or Pretender series, stars two-time Oscar winner Ben Affleck (Argo, Good Will Hunting) and Rosamund Pike, and gets its first trailer and poster today. The story, based on the novel by Gillian Flynn (and adapted by her) follows Nick Dunne ...

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HBO and Showtime Reveal 2013/2014 Emmy Category Placements

HBO and Showtime have revealed their category placements for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards and there are some head-scratchers. HBO has never been that much of a supporter of the younger folks in Game of Thrones in terms of Emmy pushes but even Jack Gleeson, after last night’s epic Purple Wedding episode, gets the shaft. He doesn’t appear in the ...

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Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ Get a Gorgeous Poster

Boyhood, a revolutionary new film from Richard Linklater (Dazed & Confused, the Before series) that was shot over a period of 12 years and details the life of a family (featuring Linklater staple Ethan Hawke as the father and Patricia Arquette as the mother) through the eyes of the youngest son Mason (played by newcomer Ellar Coltrane). The Sundance hit ...

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‘Get On Up’ Gets Down in First Trailer

Get On Up, director Tate Taylor’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning The Help, finds Chadwick Boseman (42) as the Godfather of Soul, a chronicle of James Brown’s rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history. Surrounded by Oscar winners (Octavia Spencer, The Help) and Oscar nominees (Viola Davis, Doubt and The Help) and Dan Aykroyd (Driving ...

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