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Three Questions: A Conversation With This Year’s Best Foreign Language Film Nominees

Oscar's five nominated directors in the Best Foreign Language Film race this year include one returnee to the category and four newcomers. They're each seasoned filmmakers who've had their fair share of festival and awards success, and each has told a story that, despite years in the making, is somehow entirely relevant to today. They've spent an awards season talking up their movies, and we wanted to find out what they've learned in the process as well as give them a… Read

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Anthony Hemingway To Direct CBS Drama Pilot ‘Murder’

Anthony Hemingway

Prolific helmer Anthony Hemingway is set to direct and executive produce CBS’ drama pilot Murder, from producer Dan Lin. Written by Amanda Green based on the BBC miniseries, this new take on the investigative drama explores crime through the unique and often-conflicting perspectives of cops and killers, witnesses and victims, friends and family. Shot like a true-crime documentary, the series invites the audience inside the emotional journey of an investigation, allowing… Read

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NBC Tweaks Thursday Night Schedule: ‘A.P. Bio’ Moves To Earlier Timeslot

NBC is making a small change to its Thursday night schedule. Beginning Thursday, March 8, A.P. Bio will air at 8:30 PM ET/PT, and Champions, which premieres that night, will air at 9:30 PM ET/PT. A.P. Bio aired in the 9:30 PM ET/PT slot on its premiere night February 1. That preview telecast earned a 1.3 rating in 18-49 and 4.3 million total viewers in Live+7. A.P. Bio will next air on Sunday, February 25 at 8:30 PM ET/PT after the Olympics closing ceremony. It will air… Read

Film

Ed Sheeran Teases His Next Movie – Berlin

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran made a surprise visit to the Berlin Film Festival on Friday to talk up the documentary Songwriter, a special out-of-competition entry at the fest which wraps tomorrow. The singer-songwriter phenom, who made a much-hyped appearance in Game Of Thrones last year, and in Bridget Jones's Baby playing himself, told the assembled press he is prepping for another film next year and that he's already written the soundtrack. “I'm going to make one movie in my lifetime,”… Read

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For Christopher Nolan’s Producer And Partner Emma Thomas, Maintaining A Winning Streak Is Essential

There must be no more terrifying a job in Hollywood than to be Christopher Nolan’s producer. With an unbroken run of critically acclaimed cinema that started with his Hollywood debut, Memento, in 2000, the Nolan brand has become synonymous with the kind of scale and ambition scarcely seen in a world which favors cheap digital trickery to conjure big images. Nolan, to his eternal credit, still prefers to create them himself, wherever possible. Even if they might at first… Read

Business

MoviePass Sues Sinemia For Patent Infringement Over “Remarkably Similar” Service

MoviePass is suing its Sinemia for patent infringement, saying simply that its rival “offers a movie theater subscription service that is remarkably similar” to its own. The eight-page complaint filed today in California’s U.S. District Court (read it here) is heavy with comparisons of the two services, and ultimately claims that the defendant’s product “infringes at least one claim of each of the MoviePass patents,” which were issued in 2013, and “all maintenance fees… Read

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‘Paterno’ Trailer: Al Pacino Confronts Reality In HBO Movie

HBO has released the official trailer and announced the premiere date for Paterno. The HBO Films presentation debuts Saturday, April 7 at 8 PM. Starring Al Pacino in the title role, the drama centers on Penn State's Joe Paterno in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Paterno's legacy is challenged and he is forced to face questions of institutional failure in regard to the… Read

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NRA’s Dana Loesch Calmly Left CNN Town Hall As Attendees Chanted “Shame On You”: VIDEO

Videos have emerged showing NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch calmly leaving the stage at this week’s CNN town hall on gun violence in schools, where some attendees had exited, and those who remained did not rush the stage, mulled around, and chanted “Shame On You.” [One of those videos can be seen, below] Loesch had told NRA super-fans at CPAC,  she feared for her life at the CNN town hall on gun violence attended by grieving students and parents from Parkland, Florida, where… Read

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How ‘Lady Bird’ Has Taken Flight To Great Heights & Inspired Young Female Filmmakers – Watch

No matter how the Oscars go down on Sunday, March 4, one thing is for certain and that is that Greta Gerwig’s feature directorial debut Lady Bird has left a lasting impression on many women yearning to become directors. One of the greatest takeaways for Gerwig from screening to screening is hearing from aspiring female talent who reveal that they too are building their dreams on the big screen. Gerwig has been a complete beacon for them from the film’s premiere at… Read

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Four Broward Officers Took Cover Outside Florida School As Gunman Killed 17 – Report

When Coral Springs police officers arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, on Valentine’s Day, they saw not just the officer assigned to the school but three more Broward police officers with pistols drawn but taking cover behind their cars as a gunman was inside killing 17 students and staff, CNN’s Jake Tapper reported Friday, citing sources. When those Coral Springs police entered the building, the four original Broward officers on scene did… Read

Business

Eli Broad Joins Oprah Winfrey, Clooneys, Katzenbergs, Spielberg And Capshaw In Donations To End Gun Violence: Who’s Next?

Oprah Winfrey

4TH UPDATE, 1:40 PM: Philanthropist and businessman Eli Broad today pledged $1 million toward the movement to end gun violence, joining a number of Hollywood heavyweights including Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, George and Amal Clooney, Jeffrey & Marilyn Katzenberg and others. "No one should have to endure what the students and families of Parkland suffered last week, or what too many Americans suffer daily from our country's gun violence epidemic,” he… Read

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‘The Expanse’ Sets Season 3 Premiere Date; Unveils Trailer

Syfy has slotted April 11 for the Season 3 premiere of its hit space drama The Expanse. We’re also getting a first-look at Season 3 in a new teaser trailer. The 13-episode third season picks up with Earth, Mars and The Belt at war, with each competing entity vying for control. Now, more than ever, the mission to unlock the secret of the protomolecule reaches an all-time high and every decision made could jeopardize the survival of the solar system. The Expanse, from Alcon… Read