Hawk Koch Elected Academy President

(Press Release) Beverly Hills, CA – Producer Hawk Koch was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight (July 31) by the organization’s Board of Governors. This will be his first term in the office. Koch, who is beginning his ninth year as a...
Posted On 31 Jul 2012

Beasts of the Southern Wild soundtrack on iTunes

The BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD soundtrack, scored by director Benh Zeitlin and composer Dan Romer, is now available on iTunes. Experience the music that critics are calling “a superbly evocative musical score” (Claudia Puig, USA Today) and “familiar, even...
Posted On 31 Jul 2012

The Dark Knight Rises, Inception edition

from @TDKRMovieUK #TDKR hasn’t quite reached cinemas yet, but it has hit the streets of Madrid with this incredible street art. (via @Loop1e)
Posted On 31 Jul 2012

Keaton, De Niro, Sarandon in Big Wedding

“A long-divorced couple fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding.” (thanks Jon Pace)
Posted On 31 Jul 2012

OscarWatch: The Master, To the Wonder Head to Venice

UPDATE: The Master has now been added to the TIFF lineup as well. Whether Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master would go to Venice or not seemed to be in dispute over the past few days but now it looks like The Master and Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder will take a bow at...
Posted On 30 Jul 2012

Peter Jackson Announces There Will Be Three Hobbit Movies

Peter Jackson just posted this letter to his Facebook fan page: It is only at the end of a shoot that you finally get the chance to sit down and have a look at the film you have made. Recently Fran, Phil and I did just this when we watched for the first time an early cut of the...
Posted On 30 Jul 2012

Moonrise Kingdom, Prometheus dominate AD FORUM Halfway Awards

Moonrise Kingdom won five kudos, including best picture, ensemble and original screenplay, while Prometheus took supporting actor and a slew of tech honors, in the AD Forum awards for the first half of 2012. Best director went to Nuri Bilge Ceylan for the stunning Turkish mystery...

Hans Zimmer composes Aurora track for Colorado victims

You can listen to a sample here, and download the 8 1/2 -minute elegy for a donation of 10 cents to $2500. All proceeds go to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund, for the families and friends they left behind. (via HitFix)
Posted On 29 Jul 2012