Amy Pascal's departure makes Hollywood almost a boy's club again

Amy Pascal's departure makes Hollywood almost a boy's club again

All anyone really cares about is getting Spidey, right?

The news that Amy Pascal will step down as chairwoman of Sony Pictures is not shocking. In fact, it was expected.* This is how Hollywood works. You spend years running a studio or acting as president of production and then something goes wrong and you segue to a “producing” deal. That’s the way it’s been for almost 30 years and that’s the way it will be for the foreseeable future. Surviving any controversy, even one outside of your own control, is simply impossible.

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First Look: Ian McKellen is Sherlock in new clip of 'Mr. Holmes'

First Look: Ian McKellen is Sherlock in new clip of 'Mr. Holmes'

Can you say awards season 2016?

Surprisingly or not so surprisingly, there are a number of intriguing films screening at the Berlin Film Festival this year. Terrence Malick's "Knight of Cups" with Christian Bale, Natalie Portman and Cate Blanchett will drop there along with Wim Wenders' "Everything Will Be Fine" (James Franco), Werner Herzog's "Queen of the Desert" (Nicole Kidman and James Franco again), Anton Corbijn's "Life" (Dane DeHaan, Robert Pattinson), Simon Curtis' "Woman in Gold" (Ryan Reynolds, Helen Mirren), Andrew Haigh's "45 Years," Isabel Coixet's "Nobody Wants The Night" and even, yes, Kenneth Branagh's "Cinderella" are on most cinephiles' radars.

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Ryan Gosling's 'Lost River' is finally on its way but remember, you're supposed to hate it

Ryan Gosling's 'Lost River' is finally on its way but remember, you're supposed to hate it

Sometimes Cannes isn't the best place to premiere your film

What's in a name? Put Jean-Luc Godard on a 3D art film and you have "Goodbye to Language," one of the most overrated films I've ever seen come out of a festival (seriously, don't get me started on that one). Throw Ryan Gosling on "Lost River" and you have critics calling it a disaster before the first frame. What would have happened if the credits of these two 2014 Cannes Film Festival selections had been flipped? Or, what if each movie had been made by unknown filmmakers? Let's be frank, shall we? The reaction would have been much, much different.

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Terrence Malick's 'Voyage of Time' is coming to IMAX and with Brad Pitt too

Terrence Malick's 'Voyage of Time' is coming to IMAX and with Brad Pitt too

How trippy will this be?

Terrence Malick is planning on releasing a 40-minute version of his upcoming film "Voyage of Time" for IMAX and our guess is the lines are already around the block in Colorado.

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Did the 2016 Oscar race start at the Sundance Film Festival this month?

Did the 2016 Oscar race start at the Sundance Film Festival this month?

You bet it did

If it's the beginning of February we're not just talking about who is going to win the Oscars in a few weeks, but who is going to be nominated next year. That's right, another edition of the Sundance Film Festival has come to an end and with it a slew of potential awards season players.  

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Eddie Redmayne is getting some friendly love as the Best Actor race continues

Eddie Redmayne is getting some friendly love as the Best Actor race continues

Even if you deserve it, that support can be the difference for Oscar

It's been a long and winding road for Eddie Redmayne since "The Theory of Everything" debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.  He's won a Golden Globe, a SAG Award and could be your next Oscar winner in the Lead Actor category.  Somehow, he also managed to find time to get married and begin filming "The Danish Girl" while still trekking back and forth between New York and Los Angeles for numerous awards season events including today's prestigious Oscar luncheon.

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Sundance Reviews: 'Results,' 'Nasty Baby,' 'Strangerland' and more

Sundance Reviews: 'Results,' 'Nasty Baby,' 'Strangerland' and more

A wrap up with takes on 22 new films that premiered in Park City

If you couldn't tell from the reactions on social media, It was a very good year in Park City (well, at least on the narrative side). The 2015 Sundance Film Festival featured a dramatic competition with far fewer bad eggs than usual, a NEXT slate which once again got people excited, a number of the noncompetitive premieres that surprised (we're looking at you "Brooklyn"), two closing night films that were reportedly pretty good (a rare occurrence for any film festival) and acclaimed movies that landed distribution deals which you'll be talking about all year long.  

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'How To Train Your Dragon 2' wins Best Animated Feature at 42nd Annie Awards

'How To Train Your Dragon 2' wins Best Animated Feature at 42nd Annie Awards

'Feast' wins Best Animated Short

The 42nd Annual Annie Awards were handed out on a busy Saturday night in the awards world and "How To Train Your Dragon 2" was the big winner.  

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'Grand Budapest Hotel' and 'Birdman' top 2015 Art Directors Guild Awards

'Grand Budapest Hotel' and 'Birdman' top 2015 Art Directors Guild Awards

'True Detective' and 'Game of Thrones' big on the TV side

The Art Directors Guild handed out their 2015 awards and outside of a Marvel Studios win in the Fantasy Film category, there weren't many surprises.

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'The Imitation Game' wins the 2015 USC Scripter Award

'The Imitation Game' wins the 2015 USC Scripter Award

Screenwriter Andrew Hodges did not expect the win

LOS ANGELES — It may be hard to believe, but the USC Scripter Award is honoring its 27th recipient this year. The Scripter is the equivalent of an Adapted Screenplay honor for both the screenwriter and the author of the original source material. The last five winners were "Up in the Air," "The Social Network," "The Descendants," "Argo" and "12 Years A Slave." Your 2015 winner? The duo behind "The Imitation Game."

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