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‘Midnight Rider’ Director, Producer Seek Escape From Trespass Case

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Despite settling with the family of camera assistant Sarah Jones last week, Midnight Rider's director and producer are still trying to escape the sights of rail company CSX. Randall Miller and Jody Savin today asked a Georgia court to dismiss them and their business entities from a cross-claim by CSX, whose remaining involvement in the ongoing civil suit filed by Jones' family has kept the filmmakers tethered to the wrongful death case. CSX accused Miller, Savin… Read

‘Cake’ Trailer: Jennifer Aniston Feels The Pain And Shows It

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Jennifer Aniston doesn't wear any makeup in her latest film — save for scars and other disfigurements. The former Friend and rom-com regular takes a right turn with Cake, playing a woman suffering with chronic pain who carries plenty of emotional hurt as well. After a member of her support group commits suicide, Aniston's Claire hopes to find salvation by inserting herself into the lives of the late woman's husband and son. Adriana Barraza, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington… Read

‘Penguins Of Madagascar’ Review: Pete Hammond On Earthbound Spinoff

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Penguins of Madagascar waddles onto screens this holiday week, a spinoff of DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar animated franchise. But as I say in my video review above, this film focuses on just one corner of that franchise's winning collection of critters, the scheming pack of penguins. And it never quite takes flight, despite its manic pace and an evil octopus (!) voiced wonderfully by John Malkovich. Other voice cast members include the seemingly omnipresent Benedict Cu… Read

‘Pan’ Teaser: Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara In Peter Pan Origin Tale

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Joe Wright's take on J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan lore doesn't hit theaters until July 17 but a first teaser has dropped via Warner Bros. The fantasy actioner retells the tale of an orphan boy snatched from turn-of-the-century London and transported to a magical land ruled by a moustache-twirling pirate. Pan stars Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard, Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily, Garrett Hedlund as Hook, and youngster Levi Miller as Peter in the Black Listed origin tale scripted by Jason… Read

‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Director On Serkis, Weta: The Contenders

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Matt Reeves, director of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, talks with Deadline's Mike Fleming Jr. about the work of Andy Serkis, and how visual-effects house Weta Workshop transformed Serkis physical performance into Caesar, the chimp leading the apes after a worldwide plague has decimated the human population. Reeves and Fleming spoke as part of Deadline's annual Oscar showcase, The Contenders. The film also starred Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke and Keri Russell.  Mark… Read

Indie Spirit Noms Preview Likely Oscar Contenders, But What’s Up With That ‘Imitation Game’ Shutout?

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With this morning's release of the Film Independent Spirit Award nominations, one more piece of the eventual Oscar puzzle is in place, and, as expected, Birdman, Boyhood, Selma and increasingly Whiplash —  which all landed Best Feature and Directing noms — seem to be headed toward the same trajectory at the Academy Awards. And although the Indie Spirits announcement is one of the earliest of the season, the actual awards themselves are one of the latest, taking place… Read

‘Jurassic World’ Trailer: Life, And Another Sequel, Finds A Way

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Hold on to your butts: The first Jurassic World trailer has arrived early, after leaking online days before debuting during Thursday's Niners-Seahawks game. Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) makes his sophomore directing turn with the blockbuster follow-up set 22 years after the events of Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, when corporate overlords have ironed out all the kinks and turned Isla Nublar into a full-fledged destination theme park. Guardians of the… Read

Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations 2015 – Full List

30th Independent Spirit Awards Nominees

Fox Searchlight's Birdman leads the 30th Film Independent Spirit Award nominations with six nods — best actor for Michael Keaton, director Alejandro G. Inarritu, supporting actress Emma Stone, supporting actor Edward Norton and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki. Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Selma follow with five noms each and Love Is Strange and Whiplash round out the Best Feature list. See the complete list of nominees below: 2015 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS BE… Read

Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations 2015 – LIVE BLOG

30th Independent Spirit Awards Nominees

UPDATE 10:15 AM: Somebody out there got an itchy finger and published the full list of nominees; which went out on PR Newsire.  Scroll below in our blog to see what was nominated.  We're also adding fun factoids. PREVIOUS: 9:50AM: Deadline is live blogging the nominations announcement for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards today. Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna will be revealing the big list live from the W Hollywood. The awards ceremony is traditionally held the day… Read

UPDATED: Sony Hacker Paralysis Reaches Day Two

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2ND UPDATE: This Sony computer hacking episode isn't over. The corporation's computers are still down, in New York, overseas and on the Culver City lot of Sony Pictures, for the second day. IT experts are still working to figure out how the breach happened, and to stop a repeat. It is never opportune for something like this to interrupt a corporation's hard work, but Thanksgiving week is probably not the worst time for it. Here's the official line: “Sony Pictures… Read

Raul Bocanegra, Co-Author Of California Tax Incentives Bill, Officially Loses Assembly Seat

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The last votes finally have been counted, and Raul Bocanegra — who co-authored the bill to increase California's Film & Television Tax Credit Program this year — has gone down to defeat. The final tally in the race to represent California's 39th Assembly District shows political newcomer Patty Lopez receiving 22,750 votes to Bocanegra's 22,283. All that remains is for the Secretary of State to certify the election results, considered a mere formality.  On Election Night… Read

Broadway’s Lesli Margherita Joins ‘One Shot'; Eddie Marsan Cast In ‘The Blunderer’ Adaptation

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EXCLUSIVE: Olivier Award-winning stage star Lesli Margherita has joined Taye Diggs and Topher Grace in One Shot, the movie musical about a failed performer-turned-stage manager (Grace) struggling to keep his latest show from imploding on opening night. Broadway and West End vet Margherita will play Brandy, a brassy resident chorus girl who makes a bet with the flamboyant Malcolm (Diggs) to see who'll bed a hunky new cast member first. Margherita is currently on Broadway… Read

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