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Barkhad Abdi Leads List Of New Academy Invitees

26th June 2014

Somali Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi, Paul Dano and Michael Fassbender are among the 271 artists and executives who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Actors Ben Foster, Sally Hawkins,...

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Jane Fonda Cast In Oscar-winning Director Paolo Sorrentino's Youth

6th May 2014

Jane Fonda has been cast in Paolo Sorrentino's 'Youth'.The 76-year-old actress has a ''a key role in the English-language film that starts shooting at the end of the month'', reports Deadline.com.Fonda will reunite will Michael...

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True Detective Season 2: Which Pairing Can Pick Up From Cohle And Hart?

By Jack de Aguilar | 20th February 2014

Nic Pizzolatto put the sincerity and quality of True Detective’s story over multiple seasons of the show, asserting that a strict 8-episode format would be condusive to a strong third act. And judging by the...

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Lena Dunham Wants Jamie Dornan On Girls

16th January 2014

Lena Dunham wants Jamie Dornan to star on 'Girls'.The actress-and-director would have loved the Irish '50 Shades of Grey' hunk to share some steamy sex scenes with the cast of her hit TV show, but...

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Meet The Cast Of 12 Years A Slave [Video]

By Jack de Aguilar | 9th January 2014

If '12 Years a Slave' doesn’t win a single award from now until the Oscars, it will still go down in history as one of the 21st century’s most important, affecting films. The story of...

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Steve Mcqueen Harassed By Rude Critic At New York Film Critics Circle Awards [Trailer]

By Lauren James | 7th January 2014

Steve McQueen was the subject of some pretty ugly heckling at last night; New York Film Critics Circle Awards where a critic shouted insults at the director. As a critic, whether you like someone's work...

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Christmas Dvd Releases: From Superman To Minions - See What's Out, When

By Jack de Aguilar | 26th November 2013

It’s been a pretty special year for cinema: we had Henry Cavill donning the big S and playing Superman in Man of Steel; Steve Carrell and his Minions sending everyone into raptures, and low budget...

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'12 Years A Slave': Is Oscar Talk Premature Or Has Steve Mcqueen Truly Struck Gold?

By Lauren James | 21st October 2013

Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave is slowly doing the rounds at international film festivals before it begins to officially open in cinemas worldwide. For those countries that have not had the privilege of the...

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'12 Years A Slave' Is A Harrowing Trip Back To A Darker Period In History: Review Round-up

By Joe Wilde | 18th October 2013

12 Years A Slave is the film version of Solomon Northup's account of his kidnap and subsequent sale into slavery until his rescue twelve years later. The real-life account of the tragic fate of Northup...

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Genius Of Roger Deakins Could Bag 'Prisoners' An Oscar [Trailer + Pictures]

By Michael West | 26th September 2013

Prisoners, the well-received drama from Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve, hits cinemas in the UK this weekend on the back of a strong showing at the U.S. box office. It stars Hugh Jackman alongside the ever-reliable...

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Hugh Jackman Up For The Fight With Jake Gyllenhaal

26th September 2013

Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal tried to fight each other before shooting 'Prisoners'.The Hollywood stars - who play Keller Dover (Jackman) and Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal) in the thriller - see their characters go head-to-head when...

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Why The Hugh Jackman & Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Prisoners' Is This Year's Must See Thriller

By Joe Wilde | 21st September 2013

Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal star in Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners, a film that might just be one of the best thrillers, if not one of the all-round best films, of the year. The...

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Critics Agree That 'Prisoners' Is A Stroke Of Excellence: Review Round-up

By Joe Wilde | 20th September 2013

Prisoners is by no means your average crime thriller, and maybe that's why critics are swooning over the latest project form Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve (Incendies); a kidnapping-based movie that promises to leave viewers questioning...

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'12 Years A Slave' And Every Inch An Oscar Contender Following Toronto Win

By Jack de Aguilar | 16th September 2013

Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave has secured a place as ‘Oscars favorite’ following its triumph at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. The Steve McQueen-directed epic – based on the memoir of Solomon Northrup...

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Paul Dano Recovering From Surgery

11th September 2013

Actor Paul Dano has been hobbling around the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada using a cane after undergoing surgery to fix a basketball injury.The There Will Be Blood star has been promoting two movies...

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Could 'Prisoners' Be The Surprise Toronto Film Festival Success?

By Lauren James | 10th September 2013

Prisoners has premiered at this year's Toronto International Film Festival and has received the kind of Oscar talk that propelled Slumdog Millionaire, Argo, The Artist and Hurt Locker towards the year's 'best film' award.Hugh Jackman...

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Solomon Northup's Story Comes To Life In '12 Years A Slave' [Trailer + Pictures]

By Jack de Aguilar | 17th July 2013

Solomon Northup was a regular New York resident who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841. He was rescued 12 years later. 172 years on, and Chiwetel Ejiofor is an early Oscar contender for...

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12 Years A Slave: The Slavery Movie We've All Been Waiting For

By Jack de Aguilar | 16th July 2013

Films - or should we say writers and directors - that dare to tackle the issue of slavery come rarely, and when they due, they face an increased level of scrutiny due to the sensitive...

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Is '12 Years A Slave' The Movie Django Should Have Been? [Trailer]

By Michael West | 16th July 2013

The trailer for Steve McQueen's hugely anticipated historical drama 12 Years A Slave, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor as a free man tricked into slavery in the 1840s, has rolled out online.Also featuring Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender...

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Brian Wilson Thrilled With Paul Dano Casting

19th April 2013

Beach Boys star Brian Wilson has given There Will Be Blood star Paul Dano his blessing to play him as a young songwriter in a new biopic.Dano has been cast as Wilson in Bill Pohlad's...

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Paul Dano: For Ellen Made Me Ill

17th February 2013

Paul Dano says filming 'For Ellen' made him ill.The 28-year-old actor succumbed to a terrible fever while playing damaged rock singer Joby in So Yong Kim's new drama because he had to wear tight skinny...

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Paul Dano Got The Silent Treatment From Daniel Day-lewis

16th February 2013

Paul Dano never talked to Daniel Day-Lewis on the 'There Will Be Blood' set.The 28-year-old actor has admitted the Oscar-nominated actor never uttered a single word to him in between takes while filming Paul Thomas...

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Paul Dano To Play Brian Wilson In Beach Boys Biopic

18th January 2013

There Will Be Blood star Paul Dano is to play Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson as a young man in a new biopic.The actor will portray the Good Vibrations hitmaker in Bill Pohlad's new film...

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Viola Davis Joins Prisoners Cast

6th November 2012

Viola Davis has joined the cast of 'Prisoners'.The 'Help' actress will star alongside Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano and Melissa Leo in the thriller, which will be directed by 'Incendies' helmsman Denis Villeneuve.The film...

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The Things They Say: 3293899

21st September 2012

"I bought nicer clothes because I'm with my girlfriend at a film festival (in Toronto, Canada) but usually I'm pretty grubby. Not super-grubby but I should probably change my pants more than I do." Actor...

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Paul Dano's Sickness Worked Well For New Film Role

2nd September 2012

There Will Be Blood star Paul Dano's sickly appearance on the set of new movie For Ellen helped the actor perfect his role as a struggling rock star.The actor fell ill on the freezing streets...

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Ruby Sparks Reviews: It's Thumbs Up For Zoe Kazan

25th July 2012

Ruby Sparks is the follow-up movie from 'Little Miss Sunshine' directors Jonathon Dayton and Valerie Faris. Released this coming weekend (July 27, 2012), the movie has gone down well with the critics and Zoe Kazan...

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Anna Paquin Happy To Be A Mother

21st July 2012

Anna Paquin is ''so happy to be a mom'' with husband Stephen Moyer's babies.The 'True Blood' actress has been described as ''adorable'' and ''glowing'' by her co-star Deborah Ann Woll, who has been working with...

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Paul Weitz 'Content' To Not Make Being Flynn

28th February 2012

Paul Weitz would've been ''fairly content'' if he hadn't ever got to make 'Being Flynn'. The 'American Pie' co-director enjoyed writing draft copies of the script for the movie - an adaptation of playwright-and-poet Nick...

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Paul Dano Moved By Volunteer Work At Homeless Shelter

23rd February 2012

Actor Paul Dano was surprised to encounter so many "ordinary" people while volunteering at homeless shelters in New York - because he expected to be surrounded by "crazy addicts".The Little Miss Sunshine star offered to...

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