Accidental Love
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The movie formerly known as David O. Russell’s 'Nailed' has a trailer

'Accidental Love' imagines itself as a goofy rom-com

Back in November, we reported that David O. Russell’s ill-fated, romantic satire "Nailed" would actually see the light of day, thanks to producers determined to reshoot, finish and release the picture in whatever marketable form they could. Now dubbed "Accidental Love," the first trailer for the film plays like a goofy rom-com of the McConaughey-Hudson era, albeit with hints of Russell’s biting perspective. What was dead is now reborn… as something far more generic. Is this how Nicole Kidman felt in "Birth"?

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Oscar surprise: 'Whiplash' deemed an adapted screenplay by Academy

Oscar surprise: 'Whiplash' deemed an adapted screenplay by Academy

Damien Chazelle's script pops up on an unexpected AMPAS reminder list

If you had Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash" chalked up for a Best Original Screenplay nomination, hold your horses. Despite the demonstrable fact that Chazelle directed a short film of the same name that was merely a scene taken from the already-written feature in order to raise funds for said feature, the Academy has apparently deemed it an adapted screenplay.

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Vancouver critics go with 'Boyhood,' Gyllenhaal, Swinton

Vancouver critics go with 'Boyhood,' Gyllenhaal, Swinton

'Tu dors Nicole' cleans up in the Canadian categories

Members of the Vancouver Film Critics Circle have finished up their annual barroom vote and settled on Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" as the year's best film. They went out on a respectable limb in the Best Actress race, however, opting for Tilda Swinton's "Only Lovers Left Alive" performance. Meanwhile, Stéphane Lafleur's "Tu dors Nicole" cleaned up in the Canadian categories.

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Weta wizards describe the progression from 'Rise' to 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

Weta wizards describe the progression from 'Rise' to 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

The latest installment was a whole new ball of performance capture wax

Just before the end of the year, we looked at the incredible accomplishments of Weta Digital on "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies." This, however, was not the only 2014 film where the wizards of that New Zealand-based effects house had their talents on full display. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" was the latest entry in the on-going rebooted franchise, where Weta topped itself yet again. And it began at a high time for the studio.

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'Birdman,' 'Boyhood,' 'Grand Budapest' and 'Selma' lead Georgia critics nominations

'Birdman,' 'Boyhood,' 'Grand Budapest' and 'Selma' lead Georgia critics nominations

The usual darlings present throughout

The Georgia Film Critics Association has more or less kept to the standard flow today with a list of nominations led by critical darlings "Birdman," "Boyhood," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Selma." Each film picked up seven nods, though "Selma" also figured into collective nods for two breakthrough nominees so you'd be on solid turf to say it was out in front.

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Off the Carpet: Five films have universal industry and guild support so far

Off the Carpet: Five films have universal industry and guild support so far

And they aren't who we might have suspected

So far, four industry groups have announced nominations this year: the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the American Cinema Editors (ACE), the Art Directors Guild (ADG) and the Producers Guild of America (PGA). And so far, only five films have been recognized by all four groups: "Birdman," "Gone Girl," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game" and "Nightcrawler." (Nominations for the Annie Awards have also been announced, but none of these films received support there for obvious reasons.) That grouping is probably not what we were expecting.

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25 most anticipated prestige films of 2015: 'Hateful Eight,' 'Knight of Cups,' 'Carol'

25 most anticipated prestige films of 2015: 'Hateful Eight,' 'Knight of Cups,' 'Carol'

From Spielberg to Tatantino to Scorsese and more

One of the most exciting aspects of the prestige and festival seasons are the last minute surprises that often seem to come out of nowhere. Case in point, at this point last year notable favorites such as "Selma," "Still Alice" and "A Most Violent Year" hadn't even begun filming yet.  There's no doubt that 2015 will bring a number of similar last minute additions, but we have to admit we're quite excited about many of the films already on the way.  Why you may ask? Oh, let us count the ways.

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Natalie Portman
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First 'Jane Got a Gun' pics reveal a movie at the heart of a maelstrom

The Natalie Portman-led Western will escape its notorious production stories this September

Wait, are these official "Jane Got a Gun" stills or distant mirages hanging on the horizon of a long and winding road? It’s easy to believe the latter. After original director Lynne Ramsay ("We Need to Talk About Kevin") bailed from the Natalie Portman-led Western on the first day of shooting, producers scrambled to find a replacement, recruiting "Warrior" director Gavin O’Connor to save the day.The switch turned "Jane Got a Gun" became a rotating door for high-profile actors, with Bradley Cooper and Michael Fassbender joining and departing the cast. Ewan McGregor eventually joined Portman and Joel Edgerton as the film’s villain and shooting began late in 2013, only to hit major delays during post-production. Relativity’s release date of August 29, 2014 came and went. A rescheduled February 2015 date found itself bumped again, with the picture now settled in an early September slot.

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'Gone Girl,' 'Nightcrawler,' 'Whiplash' score PGA nominations

'Gone Girl,' 'Nightcrawler,' 'Whiplash' score PGA nominations

'Selma,' 'Unbroken' miss the cut

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) added to the industry mix Monday morning with a list of 10 nominees to keep the awards season grist mill churning.

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'American Sniper,' 'Nightcrawler' keep the love going with Art Directors Guild nods

'American Sniper,' 'Nightcrawler' keep the love going with Art Directors Guild nods

The usual elsewhere but with a couple notable snubs

The Art Directors Guild has announced nominees for the group's 19th annual awards, and films that have come on strong as of late like "American Sniper" and "Nightcrawler" were in the mix along notable extravagant displays in the period and fantasy categories. However, there were a few missing pieces.

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