Movies

Sarah Paulson says acting in ’12 Years a Slave’ was a life-changing experience

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) — American actress Sarah Paulson says working alongside Britain’s Chiwetel Ejiofor, Irish-German Michael Fassbender and Kenyan-Mexican Lupita Nyong’o on the harrowing historical drama “12 Years a Slave” was an intense, career-changing learning experience she will…

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’50 Shades of Grey’ passes 100 million sales milestone days after first film wraps

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 26 (UPI) — E.L. James’ 50 Shades trilogy has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, with nearly half of those sold in the U.S. The controversial erotic series was developed from a Twilight fan fiction…

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David Fincher may direct new Steve Jobs film

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 26 (UPI) — According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Fincher is currently in negotiation with Sony Pictures to direct the studio’s new film on Apple founder Steve Jobs. Fincher, 51, is well-known for directing Se7en, Fight Club, and…

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‘Ghostbusters 3’ project to continue without Harold Ramis

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) — The Hollywood Reporter says Sony will continue work on Ghostbusters III, despite Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II writer and actor Harold Ramis‘ death on Monday. Ghostbusters III director Ivan Reitman is set to meet with…

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Zack Snyder returns to the world of ancient Greece for ‘300’ sequel

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) — Hollywood filmmaker Zack Snyder says he hadn’t really considered making a followup to his 2007 blockbuster “300” until Frank Miller, the author of the graphic novel on which it was based, said he was…

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Oscar winners John Ridley and Steve McQueen are reportedly feuding over ’12 Years a Slave’

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) — With all the Oscars’ excitement over Ellen DeGeneres‘ record-breaking selfie and Lupita Nyong’o’s touching speech, you might have missed the chilly awkwardness between 12 Years a Slave‘s Oscar-winner screenwriter, John Ridley, and director Steve…

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Alfonso Cuaron: I’m not a very technical person

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) — Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron says he initially saw “Gravity,” the groundbreaking and universally acclaimed astronaut epic he directed and co-wrote with his son Jonas, as “a little, intimate story.” At least, that’s what he…

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Angelina Jolie Presented Alfonso Cuaron With Oscar After Turning Down ‘Gravity’ Lead Role

As the cast and crew of Gravity picked up their whopping seven Oscars at Sunday’s show, the winners all thanked director Alfonso Cuaron and star Sandra Bullock. But if the film had been made with Cuaron’s original casting, they might…

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Memorable lines from Oscars’ 2014 best-picture nominees

The Academy Awards are renowned for great acceptance speeches, but actors couldn’t thank the academy without reading great lines from films first. ’12 Years a Slave’ “I don’t want to survive. I want to live.” — Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor)…

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‘Frozen’ wins Oscar for best animated feature

Jared Leto had a golden finish to a rich award season, and Frozen put all its animated competitors on ice. Leto was named best supporting actor at the 86th annual Academy Awards for his portrayal of a transgender AIDS patient…

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