'Chappie's' Sigourney Weaver thinks the new 'Ghostbusters' is 'awesome'

'Chappie's' Sigourney Weaver thinks the new 'Ghostbusters' is 'awesome'

And, yes, she's a big Neill Blomkamp fan

NEW YORK - Sigourney Weaver's long and illustrious career has allowed her the opportunity to work with some of the greatest directors of all-time.  Ridley Scott, James Cameron, David Fincher, Ang Lee, Roman Polanski, Mike Nichols and Peter Weir, just to name a few.  A number of those filmmakers have excelled in breaking down the conventions of science fiction in a number of modern day classics she's been lucky to be a part of (or, perhaps they were lucky to have her?) As Weaver notes, "it's a pretty short list" and therefore surprise then that she chose to appear in Neill Blomkamp's latest endeavor, "Chappie."

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Exclusive: Timothy Dalton is in pain in new 'Penny Dreadful' character posters

Exclusive: Timothy Dalton is in pain in new 'Penny Dreadful' character posters

Plus: Sembe looks to the heavens

Many TV viewers are counting the days for the return of "Game of Thrones" or "Mad Men."  Those are fine programs that I'll certainly enjoy every week, but the series I'm dying to return to television?  "Penny Dreadful."

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Has 'The Huntsman' made Jessica Chastain the Queen of Comic-Con 2015?

Has 'The Huntsman' made Jessica Chastain the Queen of Comic-Con 2015?

Oscar nominee's glorious run with Sci-Fi and Fantasy continues

Is there any actress who appears as though she's having the time of her life than Jessica Chastain?  The two-time Academy Award nominee has joined Amy Adams as the next great American actress ready to be coronated for her body of work, but clearly isn't relegating herself to prestige fare.  Today, Deadline reported that Chastain is joining Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron in "The Huntsman," and, quite honestly, the news made us smile.

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'Birdman' puts Fox Searchlight and New Regency at the top of the Oscar mountain

'Birdman' puts Fox Searchlight and New Regency at the top of the Oscar mountain

Some major takeaways for all the players in the awards season game

The ripples from the 87th Academy Awards will be felt for years to come. Most are positive, some are negative, but beyond a disappointingly long and unfunny telecast this wasn't an Oscar season that will be forgotten anytime soon.

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87th Academy Awards Winners and Nominees - Complete List

87th Academy Awards Winners and Nominees - Complete List

'Birdman' and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' win big

The 87th Academy Awards were handed out Sunday, February 22nd at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.  Here is a complete list of all the nominees and the winners as they were announced.

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Best and Worst of the 2015 Independent Spirit Awards

Best and Worst of the 2015 Independent Spirit Awards

It still may not be great, but the Spirits telecast has hit its own sort of groove

SANTA MONICA — There was some faint hope that this year's Spirit Awards would provide us with a number of winners we aren't expecting to see on Oscar Sunday. Unfortunately, outside of a Screenplay win for "Nightcrawler" and some categories that aren't part of the Academy Awards mix (we're looking at you Best First Screenplay), it simply wasn't meant to be. J.K. Simmons, Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore, "Boyhood" and "Birdman" took all the major awards just as they will at the Academy Awards. Considering it was the 30th installment of the Spirit Awards, an upset or two would have made the afternoon much more memorable. As for the show itself? Well, does "not bad" count as a response?

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2015 Independent Spirit Awards Predictions

2015 Independent Spirit Awards Predictions

Or is it a 'Boyhood' vs. 'Birdman' Oscar preview?

Are you ready for some Independent Spirit? That's right, the 2015 Independent Spirit Awards are right around the corner and that means most of the contenders vying for Oscars on Sunday have a shot to win on Saturday as well. This year, in fact, the Spirits may reward some of the great performances, filmmakers and movies that were snubbed in some tight races for Oscar.

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Best Director: Richard Linklater vs. Alejandro G. Iñárritu for Oscar is just too close to call

Best Director: Richard Linklater vs. Alejandro G. Iñárritu for Oscar is just too close to call

Two visionaires and only one can win

How many greats have found themselves on the short end of Oscar glory after being nominated for Best Director? Frankly, some of the greatest filmmakers of all-time: David Fincher, Gus Van Sant, Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson, Pedro Almodóvar, Ridley Scott, Michael Mann, Terrence Malick, Akira Kurosawa, Ingmar Bergman and Mike Leigh, among others. We're personally hoping that eventually "Birdman's" Alejandro G. Iñárritu, "Boyhood's" Richard Linklater and "The Grand Budapest Hotel's" Wes Anderson make it off that list, but only one will join the winner's club Sunday night.

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Fox Searchlight gets into the Dakota Johnson business with 'A Bigger Splash'

Fox Searchlight gets into the Dakota Johnson business with 'A Bigger Splash'

Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes together again

Fox Searchlight's amazing run doesn't appear as though it will be ending anytime soon. The mini-major may be on the verge of going back-to-back with Best Picture winners if "Birdman" takes it on Sunday, after already ending 2014 with hits "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (also nine Oscar nominations), "Wild," "Belle" and "The Drop." Searchlight also left Sundance in January with two of the most buzzed-about titles, Grand Jury and Audience Award winner "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" and potential awards season player "Brooklyn." Today, the distributor announced they had acquired U.S. rights to Luca Guadagnino's "A Bigger Splash."

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Best Actor: It's Michael Keaton, Eddie Redmayne or Bradley Cooper down to the wire

Best Actor: It's Michael Keaton, Eddie Redmayne or Bradley Cooper down to the wire

There hasn't been a lead actor race this close since 2003

We weren't kidding back in December when we wrote about how this year's Best Actor pool may have been the greatest ever. Two months later, and we seemingly have the tightest race in this category in at least 12 years. And let's put an emphasis on "seemingly."  

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