Posted Feb. 24, 2015, 9:05 am
American film director, screenwriter, and producer Ned Benson will take part in the next Vidiots Foundation Director Series event on Friday, March 6, at 7:30 pm.
Posted Feb. 23, 2015, 9:08 am
Intricately filmed, as if it was had been shot in a single take, and driven by the beat of a pounding drum, "Birdman" is soaring over Hollywood today, having claimed four Oscars, including best picture and best director, but its star, veteran Michael Keaton, was passed over.
Posted Feb. 22, 2015, 9:17 am
"Fifty Shades Of Grey" has the competition tied up in knots, and is the number one movie in North America again this weekend.
Posted Feb. 22, 2015, 9:15 am
"Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" took top honors if you can all it that by receiving the Worst Picture of 2014 at Saturday night's 35th Golden Raspberry Awards, held at Hollywood's Montalban Theatre.
Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 9:09 am
The action sequel "Transformers: Age of Extinction" has a leading seven nominations heading into tonight's 35th Golden Raspberry Awards, the awards-show spoof that skewers the worst of movies from the previous year.
Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 9:05 am
"Birdman," the Oscar-nominated dark comedy about a washed-up actor trying to revive his career, has a leading six nominations for the 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, which honor the best of independent cinema and will be presented today on the beach in Santa Monica.
Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 8:53 am
Julianne Moore, Patricia Arquette and J.K. Simmons are probably as close as you can get to being "locks" on Oscar night, but the battle for best actor at Sunday's ceremony is still a toss-up, while "Birdman" and "Boyhood" are in a tight race for best picture.
Posted Feb. 15, 2015, 10:18 am
The writers of "The Grand Budapest Hotel" won the Writers Guild of America Award for best original screenplay tonight while first-time screenwriter Graham Moore won for best adapted screenplay for "The Imitation Game."
Posted Feb. 15, 2015, 10:16 am
Cinematographers for "Unbroken," "The Imitation Game," "Birdman," "Mr. Turner" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" will compete tonight for the 29th annual American Society of Cinematographers Award for motion pictures.
News, Awards, Film, Television
Posted Feb. 15, 2015, 10:08 am
The dark comedy and awards-season favorite "Birdman" has a leading 10 nominations for the 19th annual Satellite Awards, which will be presented tonight by the International Press Academy.
Posted Feb. 8, 2015, 10:33 am
"Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out Of Water" sopped up the loot at the continent's box offices this weekend, and opened with $56 million in estimated sales.
Posted Feb. 8, 2015, 9:00 am
“GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem” is an award-winning film and Israel’s submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. This is the third film in a trilogy, which began more than a decade ago.
Posted Feb. 8, 2015, 8:51 am
Alejandro G. Inarritu won the Directors Guild of America award for feature films Saturday night for "Birdman," making him the favorite for the best director Oscar.
Posted Feb. 1, 2015, 12:07 pm
“American Sniper” neared the quarter-billion-dollar mark in domestic box office sales today, and remained in the number one spot with an estimated $31.9 million in sales this weekend.
Posted Feb. 1, 2015, 11:52 am
“How to Train Your Dragon 2″ won the top honor at Saturday night’s 42nd annual Annie Awards presented by the International Animated Film Society at UCLA’s Royce Hall.
Posted Jan. 31, 2015, 10:02 am
“The Boxtrolls” has a leading 13 nominations heading into tonight’s 42nd annual Annie Awards, which honor achievement in animated films, while “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ has 10 nods.
News, Awards, Film, Television
Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:26 am
"Birdman" capped a golden weekend by winning the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding ensemble cast tonight, although its star Michael Keaton lost his bid for best actor to Eddie Redmayne for "The Theory of Everything."
Posted Jan. 25, 2015, 10:14 am
"American Sniper" continued to burn at the nation's box offices, and added $64.4 million to its kitty this weekend.
Posted Jan. 25, 2015, 9:11 am
The producers of the film "Birdman" took home the coveted Producers Guild of America Darryl F. Zanuck Award for motion pictures on Saturday night in Century City, an honor that typically leads to best-picture glory on Oscar night.
Posted Jan. 25, 2015, 9:05 am
"Birdman" will carry a leading four film nominations into tonight's presentation of the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, while four-time comedy ensemble winner "Modern Family" leads the television pack with four nods.
Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 9:04 am
Awards-season favorites "Birdman" and "Boyhood" are among the 10 nominees vying tonight for the coveted Producers Guild of America Darryl F. Zanuck Award for motion pictures, an honor that typically leads to best-picture glory on Oscar night.
News, Film, Culver City, Sony
Posted Jan. 21, 2015, 10:20 am
Sony's advertising video on demand service Crackle announced today that it signed on to stream "The Interview."
Posted Jan. 20, 2015, 9:34 am
DreamWorks Animation SKG, which once rivaled Walt Disney Studios in producing successful animated features, is embarking on a fresh round of layoffs following a string of disappointing releases, it was reported today.
Posted Jan. 18, 2015, 10:32 am
"American Sniper" rode Academy Awards nomination buzz and great reviews, and "absolutely obliterated all expectations" with an estimated $90.2 million in domestic sales on its first weekend of wide exhibition, an industry analyst said today.
Posted Jan. 17, 2015, 8:52 am
John Ridley, screenwriter of last year's Oscar-winning "12 Years A Slave," was named today the feature film winner of the Humanitas Prizes, which honor writers whose work "explores the human condition" in a manner that inspires "compassion, hope and understanding in the human family."