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Done in 60 Seconds finalists chosen

The five budding filmmakers in the running to win the Jameson Empire Done in 60 Seconds amateur short film competition have been announced, after battling it out at a Global Final held in London this evening. The five finalists and their entries are: Leigh Lahav from Israel (“Gravity”), Michael [...]

2014 PIFF Results

— by BEV QUESTAD — The 2014 Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) Alaska Airlines Audience Awards have been announced. This year PIFF screened 104 features and 24 shorts from countries around the world. A few were nominees for the 2014 Oscars, but most you’ve never heard of. Do I[...]

The Flash: First Look at the Costume

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — While they were busy casting — and announcing — actors and actresses to play the girlfriend, mother and police captain for the new CW comic book superhero show “The Flash,” there was one question that was always in the back of the fans mind: What woul[...]

86th Annual Academy Awards: The Winners

— by ADAM POYNTER — The 86th Annual Academy Awards took place last night at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood and the stars showed up in droves to have the opportunity to win Oscar gold as well as cheer on their co-stars. The awards were hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and overall it was quite a [...]

Review: A World Not Ours

— by BEV QUESTAD — Screened at this year’s Portland International Film Festival, “A World Not Ours” was Lebanon’s entry into the 2014 Oscar competition for best film in a Foreign Language. It’s all about the 64-year-old Ain El Helweh refugee camp for Palestinians in southern Le[...]

See 2014’s Oscar-Nominated Short Films

ShortsHD, the world’s only Short Movie Channel in high definition (www.shorts.tv), working with Magnolia Pictures, will open “The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014” in over 250 theaters across the United States, Canada and Europe on Jan. 31, with more than 400 theatres slated to screen [...]

Berlinale selects initial 7 competition films

Starting in mid-January, the Berlinale poster will be displayed at the Potsdamer Platz and across the city, and so set the mood for the 64th Berlin International Film Festival, which will take place from Feb. 6 to 16, 2014. “The Berlinale Bear is and remains an extremely popular mascot — not[...]

Online Film Critics Society: 2013 Nominees

The Online Film Critics Society has announced its nominees for the 17th annual OFCS awards for excellence in film. The year was marked by conspicuous trends, ranging from end-of-the-world cataclysms, A-list Hollywood stars struggling against unforgiving environments to African American filmmakers po[...]

Sony acquires Paul Haggis’ Third Person

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the US, German and Scandinavian rights to Paul Haggis’ “Third Person.” Written and directed by Haggis, the film had its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and features an all-star cast, including Liam Neeson, Kim Basin[...]

Paramount offering Bad Grandpa ticket deal

Paramount Pictures is partnering with theater exhibitors to give Jackass fans another serving of Irving with a special Buy 2, Get 1 Free offer to see Johnny Knoxville’s comedy “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” in theaters before its gone. For a limited time only — beginning Friday, Nov. 22[...]

Mortal Instruments sequel moves forward

— by CHERRY BELL — For a little while there, it looked as though the sequel “Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes” wasn’t going to see the light of day. However, after receiving a tremendous amount of support from fans in the blogosphere and fan mail, the production compan[...]

Production has begun on Chappie

Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC have begun production in Johannesburg, South Africa, on “Chappie,” the next film from writer-director Neill Blomkamp, it was announced by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio, and MRC[...]

Directors selected for Angry Birds film

Rovio Entertainment announced that Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis will direct “Angry Birds,” the upcoming 3D CG-animated film based on Rovio’s bestselling app. The film is being produced by John Cohen and Catherine Winder and executive produced by David Maisel; the screenplay is by Jon Vitt[...]

As I Lay Dying pulled from theatrical release

— by ADAM POYNTER — Although films change release dates all the time, it isn’t very often that one goes from a limited theatrical release to a VOD and DVD-only release just a few days before it is due to hit theaters. But this is exactly what has happened with “As I Lay Dying,” wri[...]