Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan will fight on in 'Suffragette' this awards season

Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan will fight on in 'Suffragette' this awards season

Another player for Focus Features this fall

Focus Features officially has two films in the 2015-2016 awards season game.  The mini-major recently announced they would distribute Tom Hopper's adaptation of "The Danish Girl" with this year's Best Actor winner Eddie Redmayne. That contender will hit theaters on Nov. 27.  Their next player?  "Suffragette," another period drama that just happens to star Ms. Meryl Streep.

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Disney's live action 'Beauty and the Beast' gets a date with destiny

Disney's live action 'Beauty and the Beast' gets a date with destiny

Begin the two-year countdown

It's somewhat amazing to realize that the release calendar for March 2017 is now complete with four different tent poles.  The next (and potentially final) "Wolverine" is slated for March 3,* Legendary Pictures will bring forth their version of the King of the Apes in "Kong: Skull Island" on March 10, "Divergent" will end its cinematic run with "The Divergent Series: Allegiant - Part 2" on March 24 and, surprise, Walt Disney Pictures' live action "Beauty and the Beast" will now open on March 17.  Can you guess which one will garner the most attention?  

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Everything you want to know about the costumes of 'Cinderella'

Everything you want to know about the costumes of 'Cinderella'

Why were Prince Charming's pants so white and tight?

No one provided Sandy Powell with a set of rules when she took on the job of designing the costumes for Walt Disney Studios' live action version of "Cinderella." No one told the three-time Oscar winner that Cinderella's dress had to be blue.  No one said the film's showstopper needed to resemble the iconic ball gown depicted in Disney's animated classic.  In fact, even after watching the 55-year-old film Powell specifically intended to make it another color.

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How Judi Dench and Maggie Smith got their moment in 'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

How Judi Dench and Maggie Smith got their moment in 'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

Screenwriter Ol Parker reflect's on the sequel's unexpected ending

"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" was a surprise hit three years ago and earned a legion of fans around the world. The ensemble drama about a group of British senior citizens taking up residence in an Indian hotel was missing one key moment, however.  Oscar winners Judi Dench and Maggie Smith barely had a scene together.  Ol Parker, who wrote both "Exotic" and the sequel "Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," takes complete responsibility.

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Round Up: Earlier for 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' and Bryan Cranston's next

Round Up: Earlier for 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' and Bryan Cranston's next

Plus: Where will Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford reunite?

Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury and Audience Award winner "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" is heading to theaters slightly earlier than expected.  Fox Searchlight originally announced "Earl" would open in limited release on July 1.  Now, the studio has reconsidered and the acclaimed dramedy will debut in limited release on June 12.

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'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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