Archive | Movie News

The 2015 SAG Awards Nominees For Movies: Full List

The 2015 SAG Awards Nominees For Movies: Full List

The 2015 SAG Awards Nominees For Movies: Full List

The Screen Actors Guild has provided their nominees for the movies category and there are a few surprises and more frontrunning names. Michael Keaton is the lead pipe lock for an Oscar nomination and odds on favorite to win, as he has been named in every major nominee list to this point. Robert Duvall’s performance in The Judge though comes as a bit of a surprise. The Grand Budapest Hotel continues to gain under the radar recognition as a film released months ago but is still being remembered for its strong performances, although Ralph Fiennes missed out on a leading man nom. See the full list below, courtesy of E!

MOVIES

Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Robert Duvall, The Judge

Ethan Hawke, Boyhood

Edward Norton, Birdman

Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

Emma Stone, Birdman

Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Naomi Watts, St. Vincent

Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role

Steve Carell, Foxcacther

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game

Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler

Michael Keaton, Birdman

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role

Jennifer Aniston, Cake

Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything

Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture

Birdman

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

The Theory of Everything

Posted in Movie News0 Comments

Breaking Movie Awards News: 2015 Golden Globes Nominations Full List

Breaking Movie Awards News: 2015 Golden Globes Nominations Full List

Breaking Movie Awards News: 2015 Golden Globes Nominations Full List

The 72nd Annual 2015 Golden Globe full motion picture nominee list is below. With the announcements, the big dog Oscars are the only ones that really still remain to be revealed. On a personal note, not surprised to see Jessica Chastain get a nod for A Most Violent Year, but a little disappointed that Oscar Isaac, who clearly carried that film, did not receive a nom. Perhaps, as usual, this is an area where the category is stronger. Still, a little saddened by that news. Also, Interstellar was shut out of any significant category. This probably puts it on the outside looking in for the Oscars. We’ll see. Thanks to the HFPA for the info.

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical        
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
Pride
St. Vincent

Best Director, Motion Picture
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava Duvernay, Selma
David Fincher, Gone Girl
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo, Selma
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Jennifer Aniston, Cake
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical 
Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Emily Blunt, Into the Woods
Julianne Moore, Map to the Stars
Quvenzhané Wallis, Annie
Helen Mirren, Hundred Foot Journey

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Bill Murray, St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
Alejandro González Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Graham Moore, The Imitation Game

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K, Simmons, Whiplash

Best Foreign film
Force Majeure (Sweden)
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (France)
Ida (Poland)
Leviathan (Russia)
Tangerines (Estonia)

Animated Feature Film 
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie

Best Original Song in Motion Picture
“Big Eyes,” Big Eyes, Lana Del Rey
“Glory,” Selma, John Legend and Common
“Mercy Is,” Noah, Patty Smith and Lenny K
“Opportunity,” Annie
“Yellow Flicker Beat,” The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I, Lorde

Best Original Score in a Motion Picture
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Gone Girl
Birdman
Interstellar

Posted in Movie News0 Comments

American Film Institute (AFI) Top 10 (11) Movies of 2014 List

American Film Institute (AFI) Top 10 (11) Movies of 2014 List

American Film Institute (AFI) Top 10 (11) Movies of 2014 List

Fortunately, AFI can count and this year, rather than distributing their Top 10 movies of the year, they give us a Top 11, consider it a bonus movie thrown in. Or, consider it indecision or procrastination. Either way, the list is a cross section of independent and big budget, fantasy and real-life, movies that took forever to make (Boyhood spans 12 years) and ones not nearly as much (presumably). Noticeably missing are David Fincher’s Gone Girl and The Theory of Everything. If this is an early indication of what to expect with the Golden Globes and Oscars, there may not be a clear frontrunner at this point at all. Time will tell, though Film Independent has four of their five films included below. The list is below (unstructured, via AVForums).

TOP 11 FILMS

American Sniper

Birdman

Boyhood

Foxcatcher

The Imitation Game

Interstellar

Into The Woods

Nightcrawler

Selma

Unbroken

Whiplash

Posted in Movie News0 Comments

2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations List

2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations List

2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations List

The 2015 FIND Spirit Awards for the 2014 film year will be handed out early next year. This will be the 30th year that these awards have been handed out. An amazing feat for a once small time organization. The categories look strong, with films like Birdman, Nightcrawler and Boyhood gaining rightful recognition. We have a vote and will be revealing our ballet before the show. Take a gander at the nominees and let us know who your favorites are to win. Enjoy.

BEST FEATURE

Birdman
Boyhood
Love is Strange
Selma
Whiplash

BEST DIRECTOR

Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
Ava DuVernay, Selma
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
David Zellner Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

BEST SCREENPLAY

Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, Big Eyes
J.C. Chandor, A Most Violent Year
Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler
Jim Jarmusch, Only Lovers Left Alive
Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias, Love is Strange

BEST FEMALE LEAD

Marion Cotillard, The Immigrant
Rinko Kikuchi, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Jenny Slate, Obvious Child
Tilda Swinton, Only Lovers Left Alive

BEST MALE LEAD

André Benjamin, Jimi: All Is By My Side
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton, Birdman
John Lithgow, Love is Strange
David Oyelowo, Selma

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year

Carmen Ejogo, Selma
Andrea Suarez Paz, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors
Emma Stone, Birdman

BEST SUPPORTING MALE

Riz Ahmed, Nightcrawler
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Alfred Molina, Love is Strange
Edward Norton, Birdman
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

BEST FIRST FEATURE

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Dear White People
Nightcrawler
Obvious Child
She’s Lost Control

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY

Desiree Akhavan, Appropriate Behavior
Sara Colangelo, Little Accidents
Justin Lader, The One I Love
Anja Marquardt, She’s Lost Control
Justin Simien, Dear White People

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD

Blue Ruin
It Felt Like Love
Land Ho!
Man From Reno
Test

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Darius Khondji, The Immigrant
Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
Sean Porter, It Felt Like Love
Lyle Vincent, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Bradford Young, Selma

BEST EDITING

Sandra Adair, Boyhood
Tom Cross, Whiplash
John Gilroy, Nightcrawler
Ron Patane, A Most Violent Year
Adam Wingard, The Guest

BEST DOCUMENTARY

20,000 Days on Earth
CITIZENFOUR
Stray Dog
The Salt of the Earth
Virunga

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

Force Majeure (Sweden)
Ida (Poland)
Leviathan (Russia)
Mommy (Canada)
Norte, the End of History (Philippines)
Under the Skin (United Kingdom)

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD

Inherent Vice

SPECIAL DISTINCTION AWARD

Foxcatcher

Posted in Movie News0 Comments

Sponsored Video: ‘The Expendables 3′ Storms Onto Blu-Ray & DVD

Sponsored Video: ‘The Expendables 3′ Storms Onto Blu-Ray & DVD

Sponsored Video: The Expendables 3 Storms Onto Blu-Ray & DVD

Many of Tinseltown’s biggest action heroes have been coming together over three films to entertain the masses. The Expendables franchise now reaches a crescendo with The Expendables 3. Led by Sylvester Stallone, the Expendables film brand was born and with it, a piece of our hearts ached at the possibilities. With each new chapter in the series, a new mission, new hi-jinx and new members jump on board. The Expendables 3 comes raging to life in the trailer below, and yes, the entire gang (and then some!) is on hand just for you.

In a tale deemed too explosive for cinemas, this time around, Stallone’s Barney Ross fights his most personal battle yet against the Expendables co-founder Conrad Stonebanks. Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), a big time arms dealer, plans to wipe out the action crew, unless they get to him first. Sly leads old franchise standbys like Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Terry Crews into battle with incoming acting and action heavyweights Harrison Ford, Antonio Banderas and Wesley Snipes. I still probably didn’t cover them all. The stars of films like Lethal Weapon, The Terminator, Passenger 57 and Assassins all join forces for The Expendables 3 in one cinematic masterpiece. Guns. Explosions. General mayhem. This is an epic celluloid adventure to be shared by everyone.

Watch the guys play up their action personas in a somewhat tongue and cheek fashion while they shoot, fight and typically blow their competition to smithereens. What more could action fans want? Even Kelsey Grammar (TV’s “Frasier”) is on hand!

There is a reason that the franchise has made it through three films while still earning big profits. Fans love ‘em. They didn’t reinvent the wheel – they came to break it up. Own the Blu-ray or DVD on the 8th of December. Check out the trailer right now, it’s too hot to handle!

This post was sponsored by Lionsgate but all thoughts are The Film Nest’s.

Posted in Movie News0 Comments

Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ Lands on Cover of Time Magazine

Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ Lands on Cover of Time Magazine

Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ Lands on Cover of Time Magazine

In what is sure to be a marketing coup for the film (that may not truly already need it), Christopher Nolan’s upcoming sure to be blockbuster movie, Interstellar, lands the man himself and the lead members of his cast on the cover of a legendary magazine. Nolan is joined on the Time magazine cover by Matthew McConaughey (of Lincoln commercials fame), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) and Anne Hathaway (Catwoman/dating a dude that pulled serious fraud). Interstellar is already the most anticipated film on our website, based on a poll we’ve been running, for the rest of the year. If that is not proof of power in and of itself, I don’t know what is. Here is the cover pic.

Time Mag interstellar pic

Posted in Movie News0 Comments

Marvel Provides Info on ‘Captain America 3: Civil War’ and ‘The Avengers: Infinity War’ Parts 1 and 2

Marvel Provides Info on ‘Captain America 3: Civil War’ and ‘The Avengers: Infinity War’ Parts 1 and 2

Marvel Provides Info on ‘Captain America 3: Civil War’ and ‘The Avengers: Infinity War’ Parts 1 and 2

Marvel’s upcoming movie slate continues to be worked out. The latest news brings the new Captain America 3 film title and also the unveiling that the third Avengers movie will not actually be the last in the planned trilogy but rather a Harry Potter/Hunger Games style film that is to be divided into two movies. Shocking! That is an original idea Marvel. I’m glad you came up with it. I am sure that it is only with the intent of providing the best possible experience creatively for those behind the project and nothing to do with money. That’s refreshing. Here is the full slate now, as provided by Deadline:

Here’s Marvel’s updated release slate:

May 5, 2015 – Avengers: Age Of Ultron
July 17, 2015 – Ant-Man

May 6, 2016 – Captain America: Civil War
November 4, 2016 – Doctor Strange

May 5, 2017 – Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 (previously July 28, 2017)
July 28, 2017 – Thor: Ragnarok
November 3, 2017 – Black Panther

May 4, 2018 – Avengers: Infinity War – Part I
July 6, 2018 – Captain Marvel
November 2, 2018 – The Inhumans

May 3, 2019 – Avengers: Infinity War – Part II

 

Posted in Movie News0 Comments

Will Smith, Margot Robbie, & Tom Hardy Close On DC’s ‘Suicide Squad’ Comic Book Movie

Will Smith, Margot Robbie, & Tom Hardy Close On DC’s ‘Suicide Squad’ Comic Book Movie

Will Smith, Margot Robbie, & Tom Hardy Close On DC’s ‘Suicide Squad’ Comic Book Movie

With DC just releasing their slate of ten, read that 10!, movies to drop over the next six years, one of the ones planned as the follow up for David Goyer (who sees his Fury with Brad Pitt released today) to direct is Suicide Squad. And…now we have a trip of names that look ready to get on board according to Deadline. Will Smith (who has dabbled in superhero roles before in Hancock), Tom Hardy (ditto for his villain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises) and Margot Robbie (who some might say just looks super). If Suicide Squad lands this trio for this “group of supervillains brought together to tackle high-risk black ops missions for the government,” it would no doubt be a coup. Stay tuned as info becomes confirmed or changes. There’s plenty of time since this isn’t slated until 2019 I think. In the interim, you can get ready to see Will and Margot in Focus which comes next year.

Posted in Movie News0 Comments

Page 1 of 14612345»...Last »