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My Top Ten Oscar® Submissions for Best Foreign Language Film includes Darkest Horse: from Slovakia…

My Top Ten Oscar® Submissions for Best Foreign Language Film includes Darkest Horse: from Slovakia…
My Top Ten Oscar® Submissions for Best Foreign Language Film includes Darkest Horse: from Slovakia, ‘The Line’You know how, when you finally see a movie you really love, all things seem possible? How a great movie transports you to a new reality? Without that experience, normal life seems drab and dreary unless you use other means of transcendance, like hope, art, music, dancing, religion or drugs.

Have I yet raved about any of the 25 foreign language submissions?

Yes, but it was a long time ago when it won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, that I was so enamoured Hungarian director Ildikó Enyedi’s Of Body and Soul (as I was with her previous film, the 1989 Cannes Film Festival Camera d’or winner, My Twentieth Century, which was seen by about a .02% of the population). But that was way back in February.

I would put my body
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Pajiba on the staggering popularity of Adam Sandler movies on Netflix

EW super cute unseen photos from the production of La La Land (it's on DVD very soon)

THR a Richard Gere profile on the new indie phase of his career and why he isn't in the big studio pictures anymore

i09 a tour of Marvel Studios with peeks at all six movies in various stages of production

The Guardian on the making of the wonderful British comedy Wish You Were Here (1987) for its 30th anniversary. God, Emily Lloyd was sensational in that. Remember her? The '87 Oscar Actress lineup was special but I still missed her there.

Tracking Board Bill Condon who did the James Whale biopic Gods and Monsters is in talks to direct Universal's remake of Whale's Bride of Frankenstein. Shouldn't he feel queasy about this as a fan? 

Awards Daily on the TV Drama Series Actress race.
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David Rose obituary

Producer of Z Cars for BBC Television who later became the driving force behind Channel 4’s Film on Four movie output

When Channel 4 was launched in 1982, its brief was to be distinctive and innovative. As a senior commissioning editor and then head of drama until 1990, David Rose, who has died aged 92, took up that challenge for the movies produced under the banner of Film on Four, with many successes including Neil Jordan’s Angel (1982) and Mona Lisa (1986), David Leland’s Wish You Were Here (1987) and Mike Leigh’s High Hopes (1988).

Two decades earlier, Rose had been breaking new ground at BBC Television, as the first official producer of its police series Z Cars, and he went on to invigorate regional drama for the corporation. Among the writers whose talents he nurtured were Alan Plater, David Rudkin and Alan Bleasdale – and David Hare was astonished and delighted by his boldness.
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The top 20 underappreciated films of 1987

From anime to pitch-black thrillers, here's our pick of the underappreciated movies of 1987...

Sometimes, the challenge with these lists isn't just what to put in, but what to leave out. We loved Princess Bride, but with a decent showing at the box office and a huge cult following, isn't it a bit too popular to be described as underappreciated? Likewise Joe Dante's Innerspace, a fabulously geeky, comic reworking of the 60s sci-fi flick, Fantastic Voyage.

What we've gone for instead is a mix of genre fare, dramas and animated films that may have garnered a cult following since, but didn't do well either critically or financially at the time of release. Some of the movies on our list just about made their money back, but none made anything close to the sort of returns enjoyed by the likes of 1987's biggest films - Three Men And A Baby, Fatal Attraction
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Who Would You Vote For as "Best Young Actor/Actress"?

Each year when my Bfca ballot arrives I stop in my tracks, stumped, when I get to "Young Performer". Categories that aren't Oscar correlative are often trickier.

Oh dear. How uneasy I feel..."

That's not because you're free of predicting (anyone trying to predict with their own ballot really ought to find a new profession -- criticism: ur not doing it right) but because it's a subsection of acting you probably haven't been discussing at all. You suddenly remember that you need to have been considering it with as much seriousness as you have made your other selections.

I imagine that Ellar Coltrane, the now 20 year old star of Boyhood, will be tough to beat since this category is for the 21 and under set. But even if the category were adjusted downward to 17 and younger (which we strongly support as a rule change -because it's always weird when an adult
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Exclusive: Jon Wright Talks Robot Overlords

Some of the most memorable posters of recent years have emanated from the imaginations of fans, and this Drew Struzan-y effort for upcoming sci-fi adventure Robot Overlords is another such. Crafted by Scotsman Brian Taylor - Aka Candykiller - it captures the "'80s Amblin" spirit director Jon Wright is promising for his new sci-fi adventure and showcases his three stars, Gillian Anderson, Ben Kingsley and Aussie newcomer Callan McAuliffe. Click below for a closer look. Unlike those Amblin classics - The Goonies, especially - its gang of intrepid kids don't hail from Middle America. "It's set in a small seaside town,” Wright tells Empire, “where you’d have seen Emily Lloyd in Wish You Were Here once upon a time – not where you’d expect to see two-storey robots.”Those draconian robots, the clanking, by-now slightly rusting menace, have ceaselessly patrolled a technology-bereft Earth for three long years,
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The HeyUGuys Interview: Shane Meadows Talks Short Films and This is England ’90

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Shane Meadows is arguably Britain’s finest filmmaker, with the likes of Dead Man’s Shoes, This is England and A Room For Romeo Brass standing out from his mighty back catalogue. It was therefore a great privilege for us to sit down with the director (over a bottle of champagne) at the Virgin Media Shorts awards, last night, where Meadows was a judge.

Having made a handful of short films himself, before moving into feature length films – and now TV with the immense This is England spin-off drama, Meadows discusses his love for the short film, why it’s important to give it exposure, while also telling us about the winning short ‘Touch’ by Nimer Rashed. He also speaks to us about This is England ’90 and whether it not this may be the final instalment of the hugely popular series.

Of course we’re here today to celebrate short
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Mad Max's Weekend Movie Guide: 'White House Down' & More

"Americans ... still believe in an America where anything's possible — they just don't think their leaders do." – Barack Obama

Greetings from the apocalypse! This week some Texas Republicans tried to implement a dastardly plan but were narrowly defeated by plucky State Senator Wendy Davis. Hopefully direct-to-video kings The Asylum can make a "White House Down" knockoff called "Texas State Capitol Down" for DVD shelves two weeks from now, starring Debbie Gibson as Wendy Davis. Yay!

Friday, June 28

Pow! In Theaters

Ah Roland Emmerich, only you have the antidote to the summer blues. The German who's cinematically blitzkrieged more than one of our national landmarks several times over is taking down 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue once again in "White House Down." He's enlisted Channing Tatum as an Aryan super soldier to rescue President Ray Charles (Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx) from terrorists intent on burning Washington D.C. to the ground. I visited the set
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Zach Braff Responds to Kickstarter Campaign Vitriol: 'It's Not Like I Lobbied Congress'

Zach Braff Responds to Kickstarter Campaign Vitriol: 'It's Not Like I Lobbied Congress'
Though he hasn't directed a feature since 2004's "Garden State," Zach Braff has been the talk of the town in recent weeks. With over 35,000 backers and nearly $2.5 million in funds with two weeks to go, his Kickstarter campaign for a new film fell under siege for perpetuating the notion that millionaires are just using the crowdsourcing platform to fund their vanity projects (our Toh! story is here). Recently, Braff sat down with the La Times to respond to critics of the campaign for "Wish You Were Here," his sophomore effort that more or less sounds like "Garden State" redux. Excerpts from the interview below. Zb: There's been some deliciously yummy vitriol. I guess I was a little naive about this coming in. I didn't think that people would care that much about a little movie, which I was wrong about. But I can’t say I totally get it. It's
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Summer Movie Preview Guide: June

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This Summer, like all the previous ones before it, is filled to the brim with new films all striving for your attention. It’s understandable that this can be a tad overwhelming and it’s tough to keep up with the many releases happening in such a short period of time. Cinelinx is here to help you with our Summer Preview Guide! We take a look at all the films coming out in June (including trailers, synopsis, and more) in order to prepare you for what’s ahead.

For our May Preview Guide and all of our other Summer 2013 movie coverage be sure to hit the link.

June 7th

The Purge

Directed By: James DeMonaco

Written By: James DeMonaco

Cast: Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke, and Tony Oller

Official Synopsis: In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity-including murder-becomes legal.
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Avril Lavigne & Chad Kroeger Beso Duo

Heading out for a night on the town, Avril Lavigne and her fiancé Chad Kroeger showed up at the Hollywood hot spot Beso on Friday (April 19).

Holding hands as they made their way inside the popular restaurant, the “Wish You Were Here” rocker kept causal in a Radiohead tee shirt and black leather lace-up leggings.

In career news, the Canadian songwriter released her latest single, “Here’s to Never Growing Up,” on April 8.

The tune will appear on her yet-to-be titled upcoming album, which is expected to hit stores this summer.
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Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Will Reunite At Radio Disney Awards

Although Justin and Selena recently reunited at her house, the exes will be reuniting publicly for the first time in months at the Radio Disney Awards!

On April 27, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez will be forced to face each other on a public stage! Justin and Selena are both scheduled to appear at the Radio Disney Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Selena will present and perform at the awards show, while Justin will make a special appearance.

Radio Disney Awards — Who Will Be There

Other presenters at the Radio Disney Awards include Bridgit Mendler, Denise Richards, Jason Derulo, Trevor Bayne, Zendaya, Bella Thorne, Austin Mahone, Debby Ryan, Ariana Grande, Tatyana Ali, Laura Marano, Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, China Anne McClain, Olivia Holt, Jeff Corwin, Fifth Harmony, and IM5.

In addition to Selena, the awards show will feature performances by Cher Lloyd, Bridgit Mendler, Cody Simpson, Mindless Behavior, and Austin Mahone and Coco Jones.
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News Shorts: April 4th 2013

Photos from Fast and Furious 6, The Raid 2, Motel, Maniac, Scary Movie 5, 2 Guns, Trance, The Purge, Blue Jasmine.

Posters for Cbgb, Iron Man 3, The Purge, The Kings of Summer, This Is The End, The Great Gatsby, Pain and Gain, Greetings from Tim Buckley, Before Midnight, Vehicle 19, The Conjuring, Bridegroom, 2 Guns, Mud, The English Teacher, See Girl Run, Safety Last!, A Green Story, Errors of the Human Body, Wish You Were Here.

A new viral site has launched for Neil Blompkamp's much-anticipated sci-fi saga Elysium.

M83's complete soundtrack for "Oblivion" can be heard online over at Mashable.

New Blu-ray dates include 'K-11' and 'A Haunted House' on April 23rd; 'Side Effects' on May 21st; 'A Good Day to Die Hard,' 'Mental' and 'Warm Bodies' on June 4th; 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' and 'Phantom' on June 11th, 'Upside Down' on June 25th, 'Pieta' on July 23rd,
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Damon Lindelof Explains His 'Prometheus 2' Absence

Damon Lindelof Explains His 'Prometheus 2' Absence
After a particularly nasty report about the current status of "Prometheus 2," Damon Lindelof clarified why he

decided to not writer the sequel to the "Alien" prequel.

Also, learn about the long lost G.I. Joes in today's Dailies!

» Damon Lindelof addresses "Prometheus 2" rumors /Film]

» The Lost G.I. Joes [Moviefone]

» "You're Next" image ahead of tomorrow's trailer release [Badass Digest]

» "Arthur Newman" trailer /Film]

» "Wish You Were Here" trailer [The Playlist]

» Akira Takarada from the original "Godzilla" will appear in the reboot. [ComingSoon]

» Is a "Friday Night Lights" Kickstarter on its way? [Screen Rant]

Welcome to the Dailies, where the MTV Movies team runs down all the film and television news, odds and ends that are fit to print! From awesome fan art to obscure casting news, this is your place to feast on all the movie leftovers you didn't know you were hungry for.
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Florida-Map Wearing Franco Has a Platform Hit with Harmony Korine's Latest

Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers: This year's top per-theater average by far Written and directed by Harmony Korine, and starring James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine, Spring Breakers pulled in an estimated $270,000 at three locations (one in Los Angeles, two in New York City) this weekend (March 15-17) as per studio estimates found on the web site Box Office Mojo. The (very) low-budget crime comedy-drama averaged a hihgly impressive $90,000 per site. That's this year's best per-theater average so far by a wide margin. (Pictured above: James Franco and director Korine. What you see on Franco's arm is the map of Florida, in case you hadn't noticed.) Spring Breakers vs. The King's Speech, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty For comparison's sake, in late '10, the Tom Hooper / Colin Firth drama The King's Speech averaged $88,863 per theater on its first weekend in release; late last year, the
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Radio Disney Music Award Nominees 2013: Selena Gomez Vs. Justin Bieber

The exes will go head to head at the annual Disney awards show! Will they also come face to face?

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are currently enjoying a peaceful breakup, but that ceasefire might not last for long! The 2013 Radio Disney Music Award nominees were announced March 15, and the star-studded list of nominations pits Justin, 19, and Selena, 20, against each other!

The exes are both listed in the “So FANtastic” category, which is an award given to the star with the most loyal fan base. So not only are Justin and Selena doing battle, but the Beliebers and Selenators are being thrown in the mix as well.

This is an all-out Jelena War!

Full List Of 2013 Radio Disney Music Award Nominees:

They’re The One – Best Music Group:

One Direction

The Wanted

Mindless Behavior

R5

The Bestest – Song Of The Year:

“I Knew You Were Trouble” – Taylor Swift

“Beauty And A Beat feat.
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Pj Hogan’s Mental gets Us theatrical release

Pj Hogan’s Mental has been picked up for distribution in the Us.

The film will get a theatrical and Video-On-Demand release, with a date set for 29 March.

Dada Films has acquired the film that sees Hogan re-unite with Australian actress Toni Collette.

The deal was negotiated by Mj Peckos and Steven Raphael of Dada Films and film producers Jerry and Janet Zucker and Todd Fellman.

Mental was the fifth highest grossing Australian film at the local box office, taking $4m.

Pj Hogan was nominated for Best Original Screenplay for the film at the AACTAs, held last night, however Keiran Darcy Smith won for Wish You Were Here.

The post Pj Hogan’s Mental gets Us theatrical release appeared first on mUmBRELLA.
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News Limited and Aacta creates ‘Most Memorable Moment’ Award

News Limited and the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards have partnered to ask Australian audiences their favourite moment from the following categories: best reality television series, best television drama series, best telefeature or mini-series and best film.

The best moment from each production was selected by the producers and is now open to public vote. The clips can be viewed and voted for on news.com.au

The announcement:

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) is calling on audiences to determine Australia’s most memorable film and television moment of 2012.

Aacta has identified 20 moments from productions which viewers throughout Australia were treated to both on small and large screens in the past year.

The one moment which receives the most audience votes will receive the news.com.au Audience Choice Award for Most Memorable Moment, presented in partnership with News Limited, at the upcoming
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Rad First Poster for Korine's 'Spring Breakers', Arriving Spring Break

"Wish You Were Here" Ha, so good! Spring break forever... If I did include festival films, I would honestly consider Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers for my Top 10 of 2012 after seeing it at Tiff last year. It's insane, but there's nothing like it, wild and entertaining. James Franco steals the show, of course, but he's only one part. Spring Breakers also stars, and is about, four teenage girls who take a trip down to Spring Break for the time of their lives. Vulture has the first teaser poster, with just Vanessa Hudgens in a mask and bikini with a gun, as distributor A24 has just scheduled this for release on March 22nd. Ya, take a look. Here's the first Spring Breakers poster, which is a hilariously perfect tease for this soon-to-be-cult-classic. In Spring Breakers, Brit (Ashley Benson), Candy (Vanessa Hudgens), Cotty (Rachel Korine) & Faith (Selena Gomez) have been best friends
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“The Amazing Race” Season Finale: "Three Continents, Nine Countries, 20 Cities, More Than 20,000 Miles!"

I wanted to X those twins so hard. Curse you, Nel!

Previously, on The Amazing Race: Three gay guys (plus 19 other people) set off on a racearoundtheworld for One! Million! Dollars! Ten legs, eight countries and around 20,000 miles later, after eating fish fallopian tubes, riding adongadongs, dancing in lion masks, hauling bamboo, bathing like Turks, swimming in synch, being robbed blind, playing with street organs, battling devils and charging matadors, all three members of Team Gay made it to the finals. Along with Brent & Josh and Jaymes & James, the thieving twins Natalie & Nadiya and the thieving Texans Trey & Lexi comprise the Final Four.

Trey & Lexi are the first to rip their clue at 9:32 Am. They are instructed to fly to Barcelona and from there take a train to the Loire Valley in France. Wait, there's an airport on Mallorca? That ferry ride last Leg was complete bullshit. Team
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