'Still Alice' director Richard Glatzer passes away

'Still Alice' director Richard Glatzer passes away

Filmmaker lost a long battle to ALS

Today is a sad day in the world of Independent Cinema.  Richard Glatzer, the co-director and screenwriter of  “Still Alice,” has passed away after a four-year battle with ALS.

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First Look: Matthew McConaughey in Civil War drama 'The Free State of Jones'

First Look: Matthew McConaughey in Civil War drama 'The Free State of Jones'

Oscar bait avoiding the season with March 2016 release date

Many Americans are unaware of the story of Newton Knight, but that will likely change after the release of "The Free State of Jones" next year.

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Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg reunite one more time for new Woody Allen flick

Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg reunite one more time for new Woody Allen flick

'Adventureland' pair about to shoot their fourth film together

If one Woody Allen movie is in post-production that means another is about to begin filming.  The four-time Oscar winner already has "Irrational Man" scheduled to open on July 24 and now some big names are reuniting for his 2016 release.

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Dare to dream: Oscar producer's tweet suggests team may not return

Dare to dream: Oscar producer's tweet suggests team may not return

We'll know sooner rather than later

Is Oscar's 3-year-nightmare finally over?  On Saturday night, producer Craig Zadan tweeted an intriguing request that suggested both he and his producing partner Neil Meron would not return to produce a fourth Academy Awards telecast.

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What nickname did Maggie Smith give Dev Patel while filming 'Second Best Exotic'?

What nickname did Maggie Smith give Dev Patel while filming 'Second Best Exotic'?

What did he think of his 'Chappie' co-stars?

If you're heading to the multiplex this weekend there's a good chance that you'll be catching a movie starring Dev Patel.  It's a rare occurrence for any actor, but the "Slumdog Millionaire" breakout has the fortune of having two different films open in the U.S. today.  

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Round Up: 'Brooklyn' and 'Danish Girl' set dates and Spielberg's latest gets a title

Round Up: 'Brooklyn' and 'Danish Girl' set dates and Spielberg's latest gets a title

'Bridge of Spies' arrives on Oct. 16

Awards season has transformed into pretty much a 12 month a year event (outside of maybe a few weeks in June) which means there is news to report about some of the more anticipated prestige players of 2015.

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Report: Academy Old Guard wants to go backward with just 5 Best Picture nominees

Report: Academy Old Guard wants to go backward with just 5 Best Picture nominees

It's not the reason the telecast ratings were down

The awards world was hit with a bombshell on Tuesday afternoon after news broke that a "significant faction" of the Academy wants the Best Picture field returned to just five nominees. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the old guard feels the current system has made the honor less prestigious and are using the low ratings of last month's telecast as proof that the expanded field doesn't work. The issue may be addressed as soon as the next Board of Governors meeting on March 24. Let me take a breath and prepare my reaction while you ponder this Hail Mary of a justification for a moment.

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First Look: Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets in line as 'Snowden'

First Look: Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets in line as 'Snowden'

Too soon after 'CITIZENFOUR'?

Open Road Films has released the first image of Oliver Stone's upcoming biopic "Snowden" which features Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the infamous leaker Edward Snowden and, surprise, it's not what you'd expect.

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Review: 'Cinderella' conjures some new magic from a classic tale

Review: 'Cinderella' conjures some new magic from a classic tale

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Kenneth Branagh conjures some new magic from a classic tale

Over the past half decade Walt Disney Studios has spent a great deal of time and money to create live action versions of some of their own animated classics.  While these films have performed at the box office, creatively they were often lacking.  The studio may have finally found its own fairy godmother in the form of director Kenneth Branagh and his new adaptation of “Cinderella.”

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Hugh Jackman just couldn't get that mullet to grow fast enough for 'Chappie'

Hugh Jackman just couldn't get that mullet to grow fast enough for 'Chappie'

The first of two rare villainous roles this year for the Aussie

NEW YORK - Since bursting onto the international scene in "X-Men" 15 years ago, Hugh Jackman has almost always played the hero.  It appears 2015 will be the one year where he goes against type.  This summer he'll bring Blackbeard the Pirate to life in Joe Wright's "Pan," but first he makes Dev Patel's life hellish in Neill Blomkamp's "Chappie" which opens on Friday.

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