Day: January 21, 2015

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ director cut the book’s most talked-about scene

January 21, 2015

For fans of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey, there are many memorable scenes that will play out on the big screen: Ana and Christian’s introduction, his visit to the hardware store, their first night in the Red Room of Pain. However, there is one scene that readers won’t get to see—though odds are that many […]

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Casting Net: Nicolas Cage, ‘Borat’ director team up for Osama Bin Laden comedy

January 21, 2015

Image Credit: Francois Durand/Getty Images Nicolas Cage has been cast in the comedy Army of One, the story of a man who attempted to capture Osama Bin Laden all by himself. The film will be directed Larry Charles (Borat) and is a semi-scripted, “loose retelling” of an article published in GQ. Cage will take on the lead […]

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First Look: Leonardo DiCaprio in Alejandro Inarritu’s ‘The Revenant’

January 21, 2015

Image Credit: Kimberley French If you think Birdman was extreme filmmaking, wait until you see what Alejandro González Iñárritu has in store for his follow-up. Shooting this month in Calgary (average nighttime low: 9 degrees) the writer-director has partnered with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy to tell the true story of Hugh Glass (DiCaprio), an […]

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Simon Pegg is co-writing ‘Star Trek 3’: Report

January 21, 2015

Image Credit: Anita Bugge/WireImage It looked like 2016’s Star Trek prequel-threequel was in trouble last month, following the hasty departure of co-writer/director Roberto Orci. But not long after Paramount hired Fast & Furious savior Justin Lin to helm the film, now comes news guaranteed to cheer up a few Trek fans. According to Deadline, the film has two new […]

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George Lucas says Disney ‘didn’t want to do’ his version of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

January 21, 2015

Image Credit: Todd Anderson/Disney via Getty Images More than two years after he sold his empire (and his rebels!) to Disney, George Lucas is enjoying his retirement from making Star Wars movies—not to mention his retirement from people getting angry at him for making Star Wars movies. Related Star Wars Galaxy: See Full Coverage 'Star Wars: The Force […]

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Up periscope! Director Kevin Macdonald on his underwater heist film ‘Black Sea’

January 21, 2015

Image Credit: Giles Keyte There are few things that inspire greed more readily than gold—and there’s an abundance of both in the London-shot Black Sea (out Jan. 23), a new submarine thriller from filmmaker Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland). “I think we’re all greedy,” says the director. “Who do you know who says, […]

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Fact-Checking the Film: ‘American Sniper’

January 21, 2015

Image Credit: Keith Bernstein; Chris Haston/Getty Images Oscar season is here, which means a flurry of fact-based movies are in theaters. EW is fact-checking these films—everything from Selma to The Theory of Everything to Wild—to see just how true-to-life they turned out. Related Fact-Checking the Film: 'Selma' Fact-Checking the Film: 'Wild' Fact-Checking the Film: 'The Imitation Game' American Sniper has turned […]

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Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision to produce ‘grotesquely hilarious’ ‘The Greasy Strangler’

January 21, 2015

Image Credit: Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images Elijah Wood’s horror movie company SpectreVision has joined forces with Drafthouse Films, Rook Films, and Timpson Films to produce The Greasy Strangler, it was announced today. The movie is directed by first-time filmmaker Jim Hosking, who previously oversaw one of the tales in the recent anthology film ABCs of Death […]

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‘The Hunting Ground’ trailer looks at campus rapes and coverups

January 21, 2015

Kirby Dick, the documentary filmmaker who shed light on the rampant sexual assaults in the U.S. military with his 2012 movie, The Invisible War, has a similarly themed and very timely doc premiering at Sundance this week and opening in theaters in March. The Hunting Ground looks closely at college campuses, where some studies indicate […]

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How to win an Oscar in 34 days

January 21, 2015

Image Credit: ILLUSTRATION by THOMAS PITILLI for EW; Oscar: AMPAS Pity the poor Oscar nominees. By the time they reached the Academy Award nominations announcement last week, many of those inducted in marquee categories were feeling something close to bone-weary in their moment of triumph. Having pressed the flesh and smiled for the camera at […]

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‘Selma’ and the woman who should have made history: Ava DuVernay

January 21, 2015

Image Credit: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Ava DuVernay knew last month she wasn’t going to be nominated for an Oscar. Related Oscars 2015: See Full Coverage The 51 all-time greatest acting performances overlooked by Oscar 'Selma' cast 'bummed' by Oscar snub She knew it before the controversy began over how President Lyndon B. Johnson is depicted in […]

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2015 Academy Award Nominations

January 21, 2015

Best Picture American Sniper Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory Of Everything Whiplash   Actor — in a Leading Role Steve Carell, Foxcatcher Bradley Cooper, American Sniper Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game Michael Keaton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Eddie Redmayne, […]

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