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Oscarwatch: Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea Begins Test Screening

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Though it’s slated for 2015, Warner Bros. In the Heart of the Sea has begun test screening for audiences, a source close to AwardsDaily reports. Does this mean there’s a chance it will be a 2014 release? In the Heart of the Sea is directed by Ron Howard — starring Chris Hemsworth. It is said to be the basis for Moby Dick. The plot, as follows: Based on the 1820…


New Hobbit Still Drops

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by Jazz Tangquay Over on The Hobbit’s Facebook page ( we got our first glimpse at the final installment of The Hobbit trilogy. A still featuring Ian McKellan as Gandalf and Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman was released. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is out on December 17. Check out the brand new still below and tell us what you think is happening in this photo.

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OscarWatch: New Trailer for Stephen Daldry’s Trash

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This looks like it could do some serious damage in the Oscar race, non? Via The Film Stage:


Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game

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The Imitation Game is a nail-biting race against time following Alan Turing (pioneer of modern-day computing and credited with cracking the German Enigma code) and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British establishment, but his work and legacy…

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Inherent Vice to Premiere at the New York Film Fest

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Variety reports, via Cigarettes & Red Vines, that Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice will hit the New York Film Fest October 3. Check out Cigs & Red Vines Inherent Vice page.


Picture of the Day: Fincher and Affleck and Awesome Tracking Shot to Come

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The Film Society of Lincoln Center has just announced Gone Girl will open the fest. Today they posted great picture of Fincher directing Ben Affleck with a long track in place for what promises to be a rad tracking shot. We just have to wait to Rocktober to see it.

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Magic in the Moonlight Gets a Trailer

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Emma Stone ought to be playing Colin Firth’s daughter and not his love interest but hey, other than that…


Gone Girl to Open the New York Film Festival

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Variety is reporting that David Fincher’s highly-anticipated thriller Gone Girl will open the New York Film Festival on September 26.  By this time, Telluride will have happened and the picture for Best Picture will be a little more clear.  Gone Girl is based on the bestselling (still bestselling) novel by Gillian Flynn and has been adapted for the screen by Flynn herself.  So far, she is the only woman entering…

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Backlash Proof: Boyhood Maintains High Score of 99, with 30 Critics Ringing In

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I keep reading people on Facebook marveling at the high score Boyhood is maintaining. This is inspiring people to want the movie not to be THAT good, ripe for backlash. The thing about it is that it is backlash proof. This movie is every bit as good, and maybe even better, than even the critics are saying it is. It seems to be melting the coldest of hearts. While it…


Review: Portrait of the Artist in Boyhood

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“He stood at the window of the empty cafe and watched the activites in the square and he said that it was good that God kept the truths of life from the young as they were starting out or else they’d have no heart to start at all.” ― Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses In most Hollywood movies, memories of childhood are played in flashback. Younger actors are chosen…