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Friday, December 12, 2014

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #ANNIEMOVIE In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For ANNIE on December 13th at 11:00 AM in Sacramento.


Annie is an upcoming American musical comedy-drama film directed by Will Gluck and produced by Jay-Z and Will Smith. It stars Quvenzhané Wallis in the title role and Jamie Foxx in the role of Will Stacks, an update of Daddy Warbucks. It is a contemporary adaptation of the musical of the same name, which was based upon the 1924 comic strip Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray.


The fourth film adaptation following Columbia Pictures' 1982 theatrical film, the 1995 television sequel Annie: A Royal Adventure! and Disney's 1999 made-for-television film, it began production in August 2013 and will be released on December 19, 2014


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DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. MPAA - No Recording This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device including laptop computers into the theater and you consent to physical search of have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device.

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #ANNIEMOVIE In Santa Clara

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For ANNIE on December 13th at 11:00 AM in San Clara.


Annie is an upcoming American musical comedy-drama film directed by Will Gluck and produced by Jay-Z and Will Smith. It stars Quvenzhané Wallis in the title role and Jamie Foxx in the role of Will Stacks, an update of Daddy Warbucks. It is a contemporary adaptation of the musical of the same name, which was based upon the 1924 comic strip Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray.


The fourth film adaptation following Columbia Pictures' 1982 theatrical film, the 1995 television sequel Annie: A Royal Adventure! and Disney's 1999 made-for-television film, it began production in August 2013 and will be released on December 19, 2014


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Click HERE and Enter code: ANNIESAND

DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. MPAA - No Recording This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device including laptop computers into the theater and you consent to physical search of have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device.

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #ANNIEMOVIE In Fresno

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For ANNIE on December 13th at 11:00 AM in Fresno.


Annie is an upcoming American musical comedy-drama film directed by Will Gluck and produced by Jay-Z and Will Smith. It stars Quvenzhané Wallis in the title role and Jamie Foxx in the role of Will Stacks, an update of Daddy Warbucks. It is a contemporary adaptation of the musical of the same name, which was based upon the 1924 comic strip Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray.


The fourth film adaptation following Columbia Pictures' 1982 theatrical film, the 1995 television sequel Annie: A Royal Adventure! and Disney's 1999 made-for-television film, it began production in August 2013 and will be released on December 19, 2014


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Click HERE and Enter code: JANNIE

DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. MPAA - No Recording This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device including laptop computers into the theater and you consent to physical search of have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device.

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For @TheGamblerMovie In San Francisco

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For THE GAMBLER on December 15th at 7:00PM in San Francisco.


Jim Bennett (Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg) is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster (Michael Kenneth Williams) and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring (Alvin Ing) and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother (Academy Award®-winner Jessica Lange) in his wake. He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit, underground world while garnering the attention of Frank (John Goodman), a loan shark with a paternal interest in Bennett’s future. As his relationship with a student (Brie Larson) deepens, Bennett must take the ultimate risk for a second chance…


Rupert Wyatt directs Paramount’s THE GAMBLER remake with Mark Wahlberg as the star.The original 1975 film, based on the short novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, starred James Caan as a NY English professor, named Alex Freed, who inspired his student but also had a gambling addiction


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12 Monkeys Featurette "Cole's Moral Sacrifice"

12 Monkeys, starring Aaron Stanford (Nikita, X-Men: The Last Stand, X2), Amanda Schull (Suits, Pretty Little Liars), Noah Bean (Nikita, Damages) and Kirk Acevedo (Fringe), follows the journey of a time traveler (Stanford) from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.



Based on the 1995 film directed by Terry Gilliam, "12 Monkeys" follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who is on a mission to eradicate the source of a deadly plague. The series stars Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Noah Bean, and Kirk Acevedo. Additional cast members include Tom Noonan as the enigmatic face of the Army of the 12 Monkeys, and Emily Hampshire as Jennifer Goines, a dangerous and unstable mental patient.

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Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Trailer

That Hot Tub Time Machine sequel you don’t remember ordering? Well, it’s here with a new trailer, a trimmed-down cast, some fresh time-travel mayhem and one or two big laughs to sink your teeth into. After July's red-band trailer, the Hot Tub Time Machine – or "HTTM" – party is underway again.



Gone, of course, is John Cusack, leaving the Hot Tub Time Machine 2 spotlight on the three time-twisting amigos, Nick (Craig Robinson), Jacob (Clark Duke) and Lou (Rob Corddry), with Adam Scott stepping in as the son of Cusack’s character. Yes, he’s only seven years younger than the man who played his father but, well, there are TIME TRAVEL REASONS to explain this.

There are also time travel reasons to explain their new-found fortunes, because this one sees the crew making like Biff Tannen in Back To The Future 2 and using their time portal to win riches, success and fame. Corddry “invents” the internet and Nick takes credit for writing ‘Call Me Maybe’. But then Lou is shot in the groin by a mysterious attacker and the three decide to head back in time and figure out what happened. Except, partly thanks to them being very drunk, they end up ten years in the future, where everything is different again.

And yet they still have a chance to find the killer, who appears to be from the future. It also gives them a chance to meet the likes of Adam (Scott – see, told you!) and Gary (Jason Jones)

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The Gunman Trailer Has Arrived Starring Sean Penn & Javier Bardem

Open Road Films has delivered the first trailer for The Gunman, the new action thriller from Pierre Morel, the director of Taken, stars Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone and Mark Rylance. In theaters March 20, 2015.

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The Trailer For LITTLE BOY

Here is the trailer for LITTLE BOY, the film is the inspirational story of a 7-year old boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.



LITTLE BOY – In Theaters FEBRUARY 27, 2015

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THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT Trailer & Exclusive Poster

The thrilling NEW TRAILER for THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT is finally here, as well as the exclusive NEW POSTER to add to the excitement of the #DivergentFandom! Racing against time, Tris and Four must find out what her family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why some will do anything to stop them. Get in on the action and be amazed by the star-studded cast, which includes Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Naomi Watts, Academy Award® Winners Kate Winslet and Octavia Spencer, and more. You'll want to be sure to join them on this adventure when THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT hits theaters nationwide in 2D, RealD, and Digital 3D on MARCH 20, 2015!



THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.

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Open Forum Friday: December 12, 2014

Here's your chance to connect with the SJF community.
While you're welcome to comment on any movie or television thoughts you might have, here's a brief rundown of the movies released this week and Blu-rays to be released next Tuesday:

Movies
- Exodus: Gods and Kings
- Top Five

Blu-rays
- Magic in the Moonlight
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- The Maze Runner

Also, don't forget to listen to our weekly podcast, where we break down the major news of the week and do our giveaways.

No matter what you choose to talk about, a few ground rules: keep it nice, no ads, and no flaming.

Other than that, sound off on any movie or television thoughts you have.

Don't forget to listen to Inside the Bucket, the official podcast of SandwichJohnFilms.com - we're available on both iTunes and Sticher Radio.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Top Five Review: Funny Moments Lessened By Needless Drama

Top Five's outrageous humor can't keep its larger story afloat.

For Comedian Chris Rock, life has been one assembly line film after another: Grown Ups, What To Do When You're Expecting, Grown Ups 2, etc. So it comes as a bit of a surprise when he tries something deeper, because his behavior for years (sans Dogma) has been something very different. For Top Five - a project he wrote, directed, and stars - the many monumentally funny exchanges can't keep the interesting premise afloat.

Andre Allen (Rock) is a superstar of film whose bear-suited cop comedies Hammy The Bear have netted him millions and demanding fans who want to see more of the same. Not for Allen: he's ready to star in important films, such as the poorly-received historical drama Uprize, about the Haitian slave rebellion. At the same time, he's getting ready to marry reality TV star Erica Long (Gabrielle Union), while sitting with press members who couldn't care less about his new film. It's here that he meets New York Times writer Chelsea Brown (a shaved-side Rosario Dawson), whose publication has been unkind and even mean to Andre for years. As he struggles with not wanting to be funny anymore, Andre learns that the consequences of a career shift could land him on Dancing with the Stars, and that he might not be ready to settle down.

Rock the director shoots a pretty tasty reel - guided by the curious choice of Nymphomaniac's cinematographer Manuel Alberto Claro - keeping the moment tight on his characters while giving them enough space to ad-lib through what feels about 50% of the film. Some of that just doesn't work, such as an extended piece at Andre's former girlfriend's house, where everyone - and I mean everyone - pontificates on their top five rappers. (Memo: if your list doesn't include Kool Keith and De La Soul, you have no reason being in the room.) Like most skits here, these have little to no bearing on the story, including a hilarious but entire disconnected sequence with Dawson's solution for her closet-homosexual boyfriend.

But when things get heavy, Rock the dramatic actor just doesn't have the chops to carry the weight of dealing with his recent failures and worries that his best days might be over. Those serious moments neither leave a finished taste in your mouth, nor do they ever carry through to the predictable ending. He assembles a list of cameos that might be the best of 2014 - I won't share that long list, but it's definitely a who's-who of comedy. Unfortunately, most of them don't drive the story enough to be anything other than funny distractions.

Five also suffers from a far-fetched scenario: the one thing Allen doesn't want to do is what he exactly does at film's end. There's no discussion, no monologue or epiphany that shows him the way back. Its reliance on showing a world few can relate to - and how Allen seems to be suffering in it - does nothing to ground us to Andre, even when the big reveal (we'll keep it from you here) is dropped. That's actually one part that's introduced quite well, but Andre is far gone to make the right (or realistic) decision, further adding to fanciful way people are portrayed throughout the film. In short, no one here comes off as clean as Rock wants us to think, each mired in their own petty conversations while looking down at others, while those near the bottom rail against stars and their egos.

It's too bad that Rock couldn't stay in that dramatic realm, leaving some of the comedy out and focusing on the supposed message. By the time the credits roll, we're not sure if we've seen a terse condemnation of the Hollywood system or an outrageous comedy that throws too much seriousness in for color. This is more like a poor man's High Fidelity, stuck with a romantic journey laid out from the moment we're introduced to Dawson rather than a character journey that takes John Cusak months to figure out. Any chance Top Five has to move us to this hallowed ground gets lost in homophobic jokes and other lightweight comedy that's just too tonally different. An interesting exchange between Rock and his unappreciative dad is too much for us to process before another disgusting comedic interlude is introduced.

Top Five won't win any awards, but it's a mostly funny comedy about realizing who you are, even if the world desperately wants you to be someone else. The final result won't be anything life-changing, but you'll laugh a lot while trying to figure out why there's even a story thrown in here. If such an uneven presentation is your measure of a good time, then by all means take a chance on it. You could do worse.

Top Five is Rated R for just about everything under the sun and has a runtime of 101 minutes.

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Exodus - Gods and Kings Review: Choppy Biblical Blandness

Exodus: Gods and Kings is utterly forgettable, poorly-cast nonsense.


It's not hard to screw up Moses. Slaves wanting freedom against a dictatorial pharaoh, combined with plagues and the parting of the Red Sea. Yet somehow, Director Ridley Scott manages just that with Exodus: Gods and Kings, turning in a poorly-written and horribly-cast dud that wastes our time on so many levels.

You've heard the story before: Egyptian warrior Moses (Christian Bale) and his life-long friend Ramses (Joel Edgerton) are soon divided when news reaches the royalty of Moses' birth to the very people which father Seti (John Tuturo) has enslaved to build his massive city. After Moses is banished from Egypt, he begins his long trek to save the Hebrews with Godly help in the form of plagues and murder. As Moses leads his people to a final showdown with Ramses' forces, God intervenes with the mother of all parlor tricks, sending Moses to fulfill his destiny.

Scott's writing team of Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, and two others gets the basic premise down; but it's the details and the dialogue which are worse than any plagues God sent to Egypt. There are times in which our creative team suggest they may in fact despise organized religion, as played out when Moses and God - portrayed here by a thoroughly pissy boy - wrangle around the Almighty's choices of religious terrorism during the third act. Moses isn't comfortable with killing, but God seems quite ready to do so, leaving the prophet as powerless to stop what's coming as an ant can someone from stepping on it. God here is an unsympathetic, rather cruel boy that doesn't ingratiate himself to the audience, more taskmaster than inspirational figure.

There's also some seriously bad casting choices to mention, as none of the major characters are of proper race. Sure, Scott has retorted that he couldn't get the funding if he had chosen more racially-appropriate people. But his casting is so white and their performances so drab that it's impossible to give him the benefit of the doubt. Tuturo as Seti and Sigourney Weaver as Tuya might be the worst casting of 2014, their Egyptian bravado as ridiculous as Tuturo's caricature of Agent Simmons in Transformers. Aaron Paul's agent ought to be get fired for encouraging him to take on Moses' ally Joshua, his bright blue eyes standing out as the only enjoyable thing about his performance. The Australian Edgerton stands atop this heap, first an ally to Moses then suddenly the biggest frenemy anyone has ever seen. It's a change that takes all of one scene to play out, and Edgerton doesn't handle it well - there's no 'difference of opinion' that separates the two, and he stumbles in every scene to keep up with the much-better Bale. And although he is in almost every scene of Exodus, Bale's performance soon becomes that of either a terrorist or a powerless pawn left to watch as God busts out the whoop-ass on Ramses' people.

I've never believed that one should make a movie, damning all conviction. If the boys with money won't produce my film, I either secure it personally and then cast who I want, or I find another picture to produce. Scott's decision to run the gauntlet results in a production that's hard to sit through, its editing jumping all over the place right up to the end as Moses suddenly begins to age once he's done chiseling The Ten Commandments, a fact in and of itself that's up for religious debate.

The human story - such an integral part to the Bible's success - is lost here among the pretty picture of Scott's ancient Egypt, adding to a resume of failures that include Prometheus and The Counselor.

Exodus: Gods and Kings looks pretty, but any underlying character development and basic editing seem as far away as Moses' goal of The Promised Land. For a filmmaker with such impressive credentials, it sure feels like it was made by lesser people. In this day of epic runtimes and hollowed characters, I can't recommend it even as a Netflix rental - your time is simply too valuable.

Exodus: Gods and Kings is Rated PG-13 for violence including battle sequences and intense images and has a runtime of 150 minutes.

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Meet Director Of Guardians Of The Galaxy James Gunn This Friday

Meet the Director and Co-Writer of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Friday, December 12th at Amoeba Music in Hollywood!

In celebration of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy debuting on Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand December 9th, there will be a signing event for the first 200 people to purchase it at Amoeba Hollywood on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray or DVD beginning December 9th.

WHO: Director and Co-Writer James Gunn (Super, Slither and The Specials)

WHERE:
Amoeba Music
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 245-6400

WHEN:
Friday, December 12th 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

ABOUT GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
From Marvel, the studio that launched the epic franchises of “Iron Man,” “Thor,” “Captain America” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” comes an unlikely new team—the “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The Marvel Cinematic Universe expands into the cosmos when brash space adventurer Peter Quill steals a coveted orb and becomes the object of a relentless bounty hunt. To evade his enemies, Quill forges an uneasy truce with Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly assassin Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb, he must rally his ragtag band of misfits for a desperate battle that will decide the fate of the galaxy. Featuring amazing new characters and exclusive bonus features, this must-own blockbuster will have you hooked on a feeling… of pure adrenaline!

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Names Revealed

We finally got to meet some new characters in the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but now we’re getting to put some names with the faces.


J.J. Abrams, the film’s co-writer and director, and Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, have decided to reveal the identities of some of their new characters exclusively to EW—and they’ve done it in a retro fashion that should bring a smile to anyone familiar with the phrase “Collect ‘Em, Trade ‘Em.”


That was the catchphrase of the Topps trading card company, which in addition to baseball players and comic book characters put out a series of collectible cards featuring scenes and characters from around the galaxy for the original 1977 Star Wars movie.

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There were five rounds of Topps cards for that movie, each one designated by a different color, with red and blue leading the line-up. Right now, Abrams and Kennedy have mocked up three from the red series, and five from the blue series.

Will we get more some day? Perhaps…

There’s certainly much more to reveal. We haven’t yet seen Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, or Max von Sydow—let alone any of the veteran stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, or Carrie Fisher. And we’ve heard, but not seen, Andy Serkis. (Someday we may see similar reveals with yellow, green, and orange borders.)

For now, we’re getting to know the characters played by John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Isaac—as well as that shadowy figure in the snow with the crossguard lightsaber.

Also, we no longer have to call that adorable, rolling robot “ball droid.” Like C-3p0 and R2-D2 before him (her?), that character now has its own alphanumeric moniker: BB-8.

The card captions also give a hint about the state of mind of the characters, but this far from the Dec. 18, 2015 release date, the filmmakers don’t want to reveal any more.

“I’m only sorry we couldn’t give everyone a stick of gum,” Abrams says.

Here’s a rundown of the reveal, listed in order of their collectible card number. (Asked if there was significance to the numbering, Abrams replied: “YES.”) Time to get on that, Bothan spies.

• #11 — BB-8 on the move
• #53 — Poe Dameron in his X-Wing
• #67 — Kylo Ren ignites his Lightsaber
• #74 — Rey on her Speeder
• #76 — Finn on the run
• #81 — Stormtroopers prepare for battle
• #88 — X-Wings in formation
• #96 — The Millennium Falcon

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Agents of SHIELD Casts Blair Underwood

Read on to learn which role the Ironside actor has accepted.
With Marvel's Agents of SHIELD on break until March 3rd, we'll soon see the 8-part series Agent Carter take its place. And while the show concluded with what most agree was as strong an episode as they've ever made (read our review), they certainly aren't looking back. The series is moving forward by not just picking up the loose papers ala Captain America: The Winter Solider, it's establishing all-new faces for its second half.

According to THR, Blair Underwood will be joining the show's cast, which begins shooting new scenes this week. Underwood, who resume includes the very good (LA Law) and the frankly awful (Ironside) will play Doctor Andrew Garner, who is Agent Melinda May's ex-husband. Such additions aren't new for the series, as we've enjoyed the Bobbi Morse/Lance Hunter storyline since it was introduced. Now, May's personal life comes into focus with Underwood's signing, although we were surprised to Hydra mole Ward (Brett Dalton) shacking up with 'The Calvary' a couple of times during mid-season.

Granted, such stories might not serve the series in the future, now that we have genuine superheroes in Skye/Daisy Johnson/Quake. Perhaps the May/Garner arc will reveal a new side to the steely pilot, but for now we'll have to wait. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD will return to ABC on March 3rd.

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The Golden Globes Are Announced

Who got left out of this year's nominations? We have your guide after the jump!
The Golden Globes are always a bit of a mixed bag - Johnny Depp for The Tourist! Angelina Jolie for The Tourist! - but this year things are mixed in a different way, with no clear leader dominating the field. No single film stands above the rest when it comes to nominations, although Boyhood picked up nods for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. Then again, Grand Budapest Hotel also did well, as did Into The Woods and Gone Girl.

Notable by their absence are Unbroken, American Sniper and Interstellar, as is Peter Dinklage for his sterling work on Game Of Thrones. Also, no Sons Of Anarchy, or Orphan Black, or Outlander, or... well, the list goes on.

Below are our key picks of nominees, but for the full list, including more TV and music-based nods, head over to the Golden Globes' official website, where all is revealed (IN BLOCK CAPITALS).

Incidentally, the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted again by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will air on Sunday, January 11, 2015.

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory Of Everything

Best Motion Picture, Comedy Or Musical
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Pride
St. Vincent
Into The Woods

Best Director - Motion Picture
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava DuVernay, Selma
David Fincher, Gone Girl
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Graham Moore, The Imitation Game

Best Actor In A Motion Picture, Drama
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo, Selma
Eddie Redmayne, Theory Of Everything

Best Actress In A Motion Picture, Drama
Jennifer Aniston, Cake
Felicity Jones, Theory Of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best Actor In A Motion Picture, Musical Or Comedy
Ralph Fiennes, Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Bill Murray, St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes

Best Actress In A Motion Picture, Musical Or Comedy
Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Emily Blunt, Into the Woods
Helen Mirren, The Hundred-Foot Journey
Julianne Moore, Maps To The Stars
Quvenzhané Wallis, Annie

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Fargo
The Missing
The Normal Heart
Olive Kitteridge
True Detective

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black

Best Actor, TV Series Comedy or Musical
Louis C.K.
Don Cheadle
Ricky Gervais
William H. Macy
Jeffrey Tambor

Best Animated Feature Film
Big Hero 6
The Book Of Life
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie
The Boxtrolls

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Clive Owen, The Knick
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
James Spader, The Blacklist
Dominic West, The Affair

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Martin Freeman
Woody Harrelson
Matthew McConaughey
Mark Ruffalo
Billy Bob Thornton

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Five Secerts From The Set Of Boogie Nights

With this weekend’s (limited) release of Inherent Vice, director Paul Thomas Anderson will deliver his second movie set in the 1970s. The first, of course, was Boogie Nights, the sprawling tale of the rise and fall of a porn superstar named Dirk Diggler.



The film was hardly a box-office success, but it has become a cult hit over the 17 years since its release. Anderson has developed a reputation as a modern auteur, while Mark Wahlberg, the young rapper–turned–underwear model who played the preternaturally endowed Diggler, has become preternaturally successful Hollywood superstar.

As part of its weeklong celebration of Anderson’s entire catalog, Grantland has published a very (ahem) long oral history of Boogie Nights, chock full of scintillating tidbits and juicy nuggets.

Here are a few (mostly) safe-for-work highlights:

"We offered it to Harvey Keitel," Sheaks said. "He could not understand why."

Ultimately, Burt Reynolds got the part, but he wasn’t always easy on set.

"Burt got so frustrated he pulled Paul outside into the backyard and started yelling at him, like a father, you know?," John Wildermuth, the first assistant director, said. “‘You f—-in’ little punk kid, don’t tell me what to do. You let all the other actors do free takes and you’re not letting me do any.” He read him the riot act. Paul stood there and took it in and then argued back with him. And then when they walked back into the house, Paul had his sly little smirk on his face."

Added John Lyons, the film’s producer: “I had to pull Burt’s arm back when it was cocked. I was in the middle of it. Burt was getting ready to slug him and I was like, ‘Burt, Burt, no, no, don’t, don’t do it.’ And then I had to take Burt back to the trailer. And I spent a lot of time in Burt’s trailer. A lot. I love Burt. I thought he was incredible. He was old Hollywood; there were a lot of people on that set that just didn’t really have the time or the interest in it.”

Much time and effort went into creating Dirk Diggler’s monster penis.

"We started creating the prosthetic by building a wire-frame armature and then sculpting the penis in clay," Howard Berger, the special makeup effects supervisor, explained. "And then we took a three-piece plaster mold and split it right down the center so it was one side, one side, and then there was a back plug that had the core that created the receptacle in the testicles… We sculpted a version that was 12 inches long, and we tested it and it was just way too big. It looked just like a weird monster penis. The next one was seven inches; that was the penis we went with. One of our artists, Garrett Immel, sculpted this penis to be slightly erect and with the testicles and everything. We made a core that created a void that Mark could put his own anatomy into.”

Drew Barrymore and Tatum O’Neal auditioned for the role of Roller Girl, which ultimately went to Heather Graham.

"We put Tatum O’Neal on tape for Roller Girl," Sheaks said. "She gave a terrific audition and I think that she may have done something really brave with Paul. That tape was top secret, you know what I mean?"

The MPAA has weird hang-ups about sex.

"Our main battles about violence were with the MPAA. They were particularly hung up on a few sex things, too: humping, clenching butt cheeks," Dylan Tichenor, the editor, said. "They would say, ‘Dirk’s butt, while he’s having sex with Amber, too much.’ And so we would cut whatever, 20 frames off it, and send it back and they would say, ‘Dirk’s butt, while he’s having sex with Amber, too much.’ And we’d cut another six frames."

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Could Spider-Man Show Up In Captain America: Civil War?

We postulate the future of Sony's Spider-man franchise (or lack thereof).


For any of you who have enjoyed the single most amazing run of superhero films ever produced, Sony Pictures' Spider-man films might not even make your list. We wouldn't blame you: The Amazing Spider-man 2's over-bloated storyline earned it the smallest box office totals of the franchise (including Sam Raimi's version), immediately placing Ol' Web Head at the back of superhero bus. In July, Sony moved The Amazing Spider-Man 3 from 2016 to 2018 (which really means it won't happen at all), replacing it with a 'soft reboot' and featuring The Sinister Six. There's also been talk of a female superhero film (maybe Spider-woman). But no one knew the true issues facing the studio, that is until the largest hack in Hollywood's history opened the door to a company struggling to figure out their next moves.

According to details revealed in hacked email correspondences involving Amy Pascal and Bob Iger, the studio has considered a new relationship with Marvel-owner Disney to have Spider-man appear in 2016's Captain America: Civil War.

The emails included correspondences with Sony CEO Kaz Hirai and Disney CEO Bob Iger, according to The Wall Street Journal. An October 30th email from Sony president Doug Belgrad discussed the possibility of Marvel producing a new Spider-Man trilogy that would see Sony retain "creative control, marketing and distribution." This also jibes with a Hollywood Reporter source that confirms Marvel approached Sony about Spider-Man.

Unfortunately, the Captain America and trilogy talks later broke down because Lego Movie directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord were working on a Spider-Man animated comedy that would have conflicted.

If you're not already aware, Sony holds the licensing rights to produce Spider-Man movies, but Marvel still could be in the hunt, provided that a Sony meeting set for January moves forward. At that time, the studio will discuss its long-term plans for the franchise, which means Marvel could and should be there.

Again for the uninitiated, Spider-man plays a pivotal role in the 2006 comic Civil War, caught between the war over The Superhuman Registration Act. Although having Spider-man around for the 2016 release is important, it's not critical, as the studio is replacing him with Chadwick Bozeman's Black Panther. Honestly, it might be time for Sony to return the right back to Marvel, in exchange for a few billion dollars. Marvel is the only one that can produce this type of project, as their marketing arm and deep history with the characters give them a distinct advantage.

Still, Sony is apparently not too hip on doing this, as evidenced by more hacked emails that show they want the franchise to be "quality." Yet, we all know their track record hasn't been spotless, going back to their horrible treatment of Venom in the Tobey Maquire series. Also, with WB and Fox apparently on the rise with their superhero properties, Sony is definitely bringing up the rear. This lack of confidence and enthusiasm with its fans represent potential nails in the coffin, already dooming a studio which lost $1 billion in 2013.

And the future doesn't look bright: a Sinister Six film starring a silly Russian Paul Giamatti-controlled robotic Rhino an a Green Goblin that arrived half-baked? I don't think so.

It's time, Sony. Give up Peter Parker and focus on James Bond. It's your last best hope.

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #WildMovie In Las Vegas

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For WILD on December 15th at 7:00PM in Las Vegas.

With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. WILD powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.


The film stars Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski, Gaby Hoffman, Kevin Rankin and Michiel Huisman.

Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed.


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Chris Rock Surprises Fans At #TOPFIVE Movie Screenings

Chris Rock is touring North America surprising fans at TEN special screenings of TOP FIVE



Chris will visit Dallas, St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit and Toronto TODAY!
To follow along visit: http://www.topfivemovie.com/tour/

Starring: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Tracy Morgan, Kevin Hart, JB Smoove, Sherri Shepherd, Anders Holm, Jay Pharaoh, Leslie Jones, Michael Che and Cedric The Entertainer

Pulsing with the rhythm of his greatest stand-up, Chris Rock’s TOP FIVE takes things to the next level, reveling in the high and the low, and blending a star-studded comedic romp with an irresistible romance. TOP FIVE digs under the surface of show business, politics, rap, and the exigencies of being black and famous today—holding it all up to the light in the way only Chris Rock can. Mingling echoes of Woody Allen and Dick Gregory with the energy of Kanye West and Jay Z, TOP FIVE is an original and radically new kind of American movie. Written, directed by, and starring Chris Rock, TOP FIVE tells the story of New York City comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen, whose unexpected encounter with a journalist (Rosario Dawson) forces him to confront the comedy career—and the past—that he’s left behind.

Written, directed by, and starring Chris Rock, TOP FIVE tells the story of New York City comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen, whose unexpected encounter with a journalist (Rosario Dawson) forces him to confront the comedy career—and the past—that he’s left behind. Starring Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Cedric The Entertainer, J.B. Smoove, Sherri Shepherd, Anders Holm, Romany Malco, Leslie Jones, Michael Che, and Jay Pharoah. The film is produced by Scott Rudin and Eli Bush. The Co-Producers are Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and Kanye West; the Executive Music Producer is Questlove.

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Nominees For The Screen Actors Guild Awards Announced Today

Nominations for the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced Wednesday morning. Birdman and Modern Family scored the most noms, with four each, including noms for best motion picture cast and best comedy series ensemble.

Birdman was also nominated for best actor (Michael Keaton), best supporting actor (Edward Norton) and best supporting actress (Emma Stone). Boyhood scored the second most film nominations, with three, including ones for best motion picture cast, best supporting actor (Ethan Hawke) and best supporting actress (Patricia Arquette).

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Two tales of real-life geniuses, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything, each landed three noms. Both titles were nominated for best cast and best actor (Benedict Cumberbatch for The Imitation Game and Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything). The Theory of Everything's Felicity Jones also scored a best actress nom, while The Imitation Game's Keira Knightley was recognized with a best supporting actress nomination.

Foxcatcher landed two noms, the only other film with multiple nominations. Steve Carell was nominated for best actor for his role as John du Pont and Mark Ruffalo was nominated for best supporting actor for his role as Dave Schultz. Surprisingly, Foxcatcher star Channing Tatum failed to land a nomination for his role as Mark Schultz.

While Gone Girl's Rosamund Pike landed a best actress nomination, the film's cast wasn't recognized with the best ensemble nom The Hollywood Reporter's Scott Feinberg predicted it would land. Similarly, Into the Woods was also left out of the best motion picture cast category, but star Meryl Streep landed a best actress nomination for her role as The Witch. Other surprises among the film nominees included nominations in the best actor and actress category for Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) and Jennifer Aniston (Cake), a best actor nomination for The Judge's Robert Duvall and a best supporting actress nomination for St. Vincent's Naomi Watts, none of whom were frontrunners in their categories.

Fox Searchlight — which released Birdman, Wild and The Grand Budapest Hotel — scored the most nominations of any studio with six. Sony Pictures Classics — which released Foxcatcher, Still Alice and Whiplash — and The Weinstein Company (The Imitation Game, St. Vincent) landed four nominations each.

On the TV side, Modern Family is up for best comedy series ensemble, best comedy actor (two noms: Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet) and best comedy actress (Julie Bowen). The show is currently tied with ER for the most ensemble wins, at four each, a record Modern Family could break with another trophy in 2015.

Other multiple TV nominees include Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones and Homeland, which each scored three noms, including recognition for their stunt ensembles. Downton Abbey, Orange Is the New Black, The Big Bang Theory and Veep landed two nominations each.

In the best comedy series ensemble category, Modern Family will face off against Orange Is the New Black, The Big Bang Theory, Veep and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. This year's nominations are the first SAG nominations for OITNB and Brooklyn NIne-Nine.

Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Homeland and Downton Abbey will face off against House of Cards in the best drama series ensemble category. HBO's True Detective and CBS' The Good Wife were surprisingly missing from the best drama ensemble category, but both shows landed nominations for their stars (with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson set to face off for the best actor in a drama series award).

There were also a few surprises in the best actress in a drama series category, which has six nominees due to a tie: Viola Davis scored her first SAG nomination for her role as Annalise Keating in How to Get Away With Murder (she previously won two SAG Awards for her role in The Help) and Tatiana Maslany was nominated for her first-ever SAG Award for her critically acclaimed role in Orphan Black, which has thus far been snubbed by the Emmys but did land a Golden Globe nomination last year. Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba also received a best actress in a comedy series nomination, a bit of a surprise considering she won for best guest actress in a comedy series at the Emmys. There's also a bit of history that could be made in this category, as nominee Julianna Margulies is currently tied with Alec Baldwin for the most SAG Awards won at eight apiece. If the Good Wife star wins, she will have the most SAG Awards of any individual actor.

With her best actress in a comedy series nod, Edie Falco scored her record 21st SAG Award nomination, more than any other performer.

HBO scored the most TV SAG nominations this year with 14, followed by ABC, Netflix and Showtime, with five noms each.

It was previously announced that Debbie Reynolds would receive the Life Achievement Award.

Ansel Elgort and Eva Longoria joined SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard to reveal the nominees, from the Pacific Design Center, with the announcement telecast live on TNT and TBS and webcast live.

The awards will be handed out Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 in a ceremony to be simulcast on TNT and TBS live at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.

21st ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS NOMINATIONS
THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
STEVE CARELL / John du Pont – "FOXCATCHER" (Sony Pictures Classics)
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH / Alan Turing – "THE IMITATION GAME" (The Weinstein Company)
JAKE GYLLENHAAL / Louis Bloom – "NIGHTCRAWLER" (Open Road Films)
MICHAEL KEATON / Riggan – "BIRDMAN" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
EDDIE REDMAYNE / Stephen Hawking – "THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING" (Focus Features)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
JENNIFER ANISTON / Claire Bennett – "CAKE" (Cinelou Films)
FELICITY JONES / Jane Hawking – "THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING" (Focus Features)
JULIANNE MOORE / Alice Howland-Jones – "STILL ALICE" (Sony Pictures Classics)
ROSAMUND PIKE / Amy Dunne – "GONE GIRL" (20th Century Fox)
REESE WITHERSPOON / Cheryl Strayed – "WILD" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
ROBERT DUVALL / Joseph Palmer – "THE JUDGE" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
ETHAN HAWKE / Mason, Sr. – "BOYHOOD" (IFC Films)
EDWARD NORTON / Mike – "BIRDMAN" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
MARK RUFFALO / Dave Schultz – "FOXCATCHER" (Sony Pictures Classics)
J.K. SIMMONS / Fletcher – "WHIPLASH" (Sony Pictures Classics)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
PATRICIA ARQUETTE / Olivia – "BOYHOOD" (IFC Films)
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY / Joan Clarke – "THE IMITATION GAME" (The Weinstein Company)
EMMA STONE / Sam – "BIRDMAN" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
MERYL STREEP / The Witch – "INTO THE WOODS" (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
NAOMI WATTS / Daka – "ST. VINCENT" (The Weinstein Company)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
BIRDMAN (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
ZACH GALIFIANAKIS / Jake
MICHAEL KEATON / Riggan
EDWARD NORTON / Mike
ANDREA RISEBOROUGH / Laura
AMY RYAN / Sylvia
EMMA STONE / Sam
NAOMI WATTS / Lesley

BOYHOOD (IFC Films)
PATRICIA ARQUETTE / Olivia
ELLAR COLTRANE / Mason
ETHAN HAWKE / Mason, Sr.
LORELEI LINKLATER / Samantha

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
F. MURRAY ABRAHAM / Mr. Moustafa
MATHIEU AMALRIC / Serge X.
ADRIEN BRODY / Dmitri
WILLEM DAFOE / Jopling
RALPH FIENNES / M. Gustave
JEFF GOLDBLUM / Dep. Kovacs
HARVEY KEITEL / Ludwig
JUDE LAW / Young Writer
BILL MURRAY / M. Ivan
EDWARD NORTON / Henckels
TONY REVOLORI / Zero
SAOIRSE RONAN / Agatha
JASON SCHWARTZMAN / M. Jean
LÉA SEYDOUX / Clotilde
TILDA SWINTON / Madame D
TOM WILKINSON / Author
OWEN WILSON / M. Chuck

THE IMITATION GAME (The Weinstein Company)
MATTHEW BEARD / Peter Hilton
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH / Alan Turing
CHARLES DANCE / Commander Denniston
MATTHEW GOODE / Hugh Alexander
RORY KINNEAR / Nock
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY / Joan Clarke
ALLEN LEECH / John Cairncross
MARK STRONG / Stewart Menzies

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (Focus Features)
CHARLIE COX / Jonathan Hellyer Jones
FELICITY JONES / Jane Hawking
SIMON McBURNEY / Frank Hawking
EDDIE REDMAYNE / Stephen Hawking
DAVID THEWLIS / Dennis Sciama
EMILY WATSON / Beryl Wilde


TELEVISION PROGRAMS

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
ADRIEN BRODY / Harry Houdini – "HOUDINI" (History)
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH / Sherlock Holmes – "SHERLOCK: HIS LAST VOW" (PBS)
RICHARD JENKINS / Henry Kitteridge – "OLIVE KITTERIDGE" (HBO)
MARK RUFFALO / Ned Weeks – "THE NORMAL HEART" (HBO)
BILLY BOB THORNTON / Lorne Malvo – "FARGO" (FX)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
ELLEN BURSTYN / Olivia Foxworth – "FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC" (Lifetime)
MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL / Nessa Stein – "THE HONORABLE WOMAN" (Sundance TV)
FRANCES McDORMAND / Olive Kitteridge – "OLIVE KITTERIDGE" (HBO)
JULIA ROBERTS / Dr. Emma Brookner – "THE NORMAL HEART" (HBO)
CICELY TYSON / Carrie Watts – "THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL" (Lifetime)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
STEVE BUSCEMI / Enoch “Nucky” Thompson – “BOARDWALK EMPIRE” (HBO)
PETER DINKLAGE / Tyrion Lannister – "GAME OF THRONES" (HBO)
WOODY HARRELSON / Martin Hart – "TRUE DETECTIVE" (HBO)
MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY / Rust Cohle – "TRUE DETECTIVE" (HBO)
KEVIN SPACEY / Francis Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS” (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (6 nominees)
CLAIRE DANES / Carrie Mathison – “HOMELAND” (Showtime)
VIOLA DAVIS / Annalise Keating – "HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER" (ABC)
JULIANNA MARGULIES / Alicia Florrick – "THE GOOD WIFE" (CBS)
TATIANA MASLANY / Sarah/Coxima/Alison/Rachel/ – "ORPHAN BLACK" (BBC America)
Helena/Tony/Jennifer and Various Others
MAGGIE SMITH / Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham – “DOWNTON ABBEY” (PBS)
ROBIN WRIGHT / Claire Underwood – "HOUSE OF CARDS" (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy – "MODERN FAMILY " (ABC)
LOUIS C.K. / Louie – "LOUIE" (FX)
WILLIAM H. MACY / Frank Gallagher – "SHAMELESS" (Showtime)
JIM PARSONS / Sheldon Cooper – “THE BIG BANG THEORY” (CBS)
ERIC STONESTREET / Cameron Tucker – "MODERN FAMILY" (ABC)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
UZO ADUBA / Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren – "ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK" (Netflix)
JULIE BOWEN / Claire Dunphy – “MODERN FAMILY” (ABC)
EDIE FALCO / Jackie Peyton – “NURSE JACKIE” (Showtime)
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / Vice President Selina Meyer – “VEEP” (HBO)
AMY POEHLER / Leslie Knope – "PARKS AND RECREATION" (NBC)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)
STEVE BUSCEMI / Enoch “Nucky” Thompson
PAUL CALDERON / Arquimedes
NICHOLAS CALHOUN / Sean
LOUIS CANCELMI / Mike D'Angelo
JOHN ELLISON CONLEE / Commodore
MICHAEL COUNTRYMAN / Frank Wilson
STEPHEN GRAHAM / Al Capone
DOMENICK LOMBARDOZZI / Ralph Capone
NOLAN LYONS / Enoch Thompson (young)
KELLY MACDONALD / Margaret Thompson
BORIS McGIVER / Sheriff Smith Johnson
VINCENT PIAZZA / Charlie "Lucky" Luciano
PAUL SPARKS / Mickey Doyle
TRAVIS TOPE / Joe Hardy
SHEA WHIGHAM / Eli Thompson
ANATOL YUSEF / Meyer Lansky
MICHAEL ZEGEN / Benny Siegel

DOWNTON ABBEY (PBS)
HUGH BONNEVILLE / Robert, Earl of Grantham
LAURA CARMICHAEL / Lady Edith Crawley
JIM CARTER / Mr. Carson
BRENDAN COYLE / Mr. Bates
MICHELLE DOCKERY / Lady Mary Crawley
KEVIN DOYLE / Mr. Molesley
JOANNE FROGGATT / Anna Bates
LILY JAMES / Lady Rose
ROBERT JAMES-COLLIER / Thomas Barrow
ALLEN LEECH / Tom Branson
PHYLLIS LOGAN / Mrs. Hughes
ELIZABETH McGOVERN / Cora, Countess of Grantham
SOPHIE McSHERA / Daisy
MATT MILNE / Alfred
LESLEY NICOL / Mrs. Patmore
DAVID ROBB / Dr. Clarkson
MAGGIE SMITH / Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
ED SPELEERS / Jimmy Kent
CARA THEOBOLD / Ivy
PENELOPE WILTON / Isobel Crawley

GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
JOSEF ALTIN / Pyp
JACOB ANDERSON / Grey Worm
JOHN BRADLEY / Samwell Tarly
DOMINIC CARTER / Janos Slynt
GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE / Brienne of Tarth
EMILIA CLARKE / Daenerys Targaryen
NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU / Jaime Lannister
BEN CROMPTON / Dolorous Edd
CHARLES DANCE / Tywin Lannister
PETER DINKLAGE / Tyrion Lannister
NATALIE DORMER / Margaery Tyrell
NATHALIE EMMANUEL / Missandei
IAIN GLEN / Ser Jorah Mormont
JULIAN GLOVER / Pycelle
KIT HARINGTON / Jon Snow
LENA HEADEY / Cersei Lannister
CONLETH HILL / Varys
RORY McCANN / Sandor “The Hound” Clegane
IAN McELHINNEY / Ser Barristan Selmy
PEDRO PASCAL / Oberyn Martell
DANIEL PORTMAN / Podrick Payne
MARK STANLEY / Grenn
SOPHIE TURNER / Sansa Stark
MAISIE WILLIAMS / Arya Stark

HOMELAND (Showtime)
NUMAN ACAR / Hassan Haqqani
NAZANIN BONIADI / Fara Sherazi
CLAIRE DANES / Carrie Mathison
RUPERT FRIEND / Peter Quinn
RAZA JAFFREY / Aasar Khan
NIMRAT KAUR / Tasneem Qureishi
TRACY LETTS / Sen. Andrew Lockhart
MARK MOSES / Dennis Boyd
MICHAEL O'KEEFE / John Redmond
MANDY PATINKIN / Saul Berenson
LAILA ROBINS / Martha Boyd
MAURY STERLING / Max

HOUSE OF CARDS (Netflix)
MAHERSHALA ALI / Remy Danton
JAYNE ATKINSON / Catherine Durant
RACHEL BROSNAHAN / Rachel Posner
DEREK CECIL / Seth Grayson
NATHAN DARROW / Edward Meechum
MICHEL GILL / President Walker
JOANNA GOING / Tricia Walker
SAKINA JAFFREY / Linda Vasquez
MICHAEL KELLY / Doug Stamper
MOZHAN MARNÒ / Ayla Sayyad
GERALD McRANEY / Raymond Tusk
MOLLY PARKER / Jackie Sharp
JIMMI SIMPSON / Gavin Orsay
KEVIN SPACEY / Francis Underwood
ROBIN WRIGHT / Claire Underwood

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS)
MAYIM BIALIK / Amy Farrah Fowler
KALEY CUOCO-SWEETING / Penny
JOHNNY GALECKI / Leonard Hofstadter
SIMON HELBERG / Howard Wolowitz
KUNAL NAYYAR / Rajesh Koothrappali
JIM PARSONS / Sheldon Cooper
MELISSA RAUCH / Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (FOX)
STEPHANIE BEATRIZ / Det. Rosa Diaz
DIRK BLOCKER / Hitchcock
ANDRE BRAUGHER / Capt. Ray Holt
TERRY CREWS / Sgt. Terry Jeffords
MELISSA FUMERO / Det. Amy Santiago
JOE LO TRUGLIO / Det. Charles Boyle
JOEL McKINNON MILLER / Scully
CHELSEA PERETTI / Gina Linetti
ANDY SAMBERG / Det. Jake Peralta

MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
AUBREY ANDERSON EMMONS / Lily Tucker-Pritchett
JULIE BOWEN / Claire Dunphy
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy
JESSE TYLER FERGUSON / Mitchell Pritchett
NOLAN GOULD / Luke Dunphy
SARAH HYLAND / Haley Dunphy
ED O’NEILL / Jay Pritchett
RICO RODRIGUEZ / Manny Delgado
ERIC STONESTREET / Cameron Tucker
SOFIA VERGARA / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
ARIEL WINTER / Alex Dunphy

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix)
UZO ADUBA / Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren
JASON BIGGS / Larry Bloom
DANIELLE BROOKS / Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson
LAVERNE COX / Sophia Burset
JACKIE CRUZ / Flaca
CATHERINE CURTIN / Wanda Bell
LEA DELARIA / Carrie "Big Boo" Black
BETH FOWLER / Sister Ingalls
YVETTE FREEMAN / Irma
GERMAR TERRELL GARDNER / Charles Ford
KIMIKO GLENN / Brook Soso
ANNIE GOLDEN / Norma Romano
DIANE GUERRERO / Maritza Ramos
MICHAEL J. HARNEY / Ofc. Sam Healy
VICKY JEUDY / Janae Watson
JULIE LAKE / Angie Rice
LAUREN LAPKUS / Susan Fischer
SELENIS LEYVA / Gloria Mendoza
NATASHA LYONNE / Nicky Nichols
TARYN MANNING / Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett
JOEL MARSH GARLAND / Scott O'Neill
MATT McGORRY / Ofc. John Bennett
ADRIENNE C. MOORE / Black Cindy
KATE MULGREW / Galina "Red" Reznikov
EMMA MYLES / Leanne Taylor
JESSICA PIMENTEL / Maria Ruiz
DASCHA POLANCO / Dayanara Diaz
ALYSIA REINER / Natalie "Fig" Figueroa
JUDITH ROBERTS / Taslitz
ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ / Aleida Diaz
BARBARA ROSENBLAT / Miss Rosa
NICK SANDOW / Joe Caputo
ABIGAIL SAVAGE / Gina
TAYLOR SCHILLING / Piper Chapman
CONSTANCE SHULMAN / Yoga Jones
DALE SOULES / Frieda
YAEL STONE / Lorna Morello
LORRAINE TOUSSAINT / Yvonne "Vee" Parker
LIN TUCCI / Anita DeMarco
SAMIRA WILEY / Poussey Washington

VEEP (HBO)
SUFE BRADSHAW / Sue Wilson
ANNA CHLUMSKY / Amy Brookheimer
GARY COLE / Kent Davidson
KEVIN DUNN / Ben Cafferty
TONY HALE / Gary Walsh
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / Vice President Selina Meyer
REID SCOTT / Dan Egan
TIMOTHY SIMONS / Jonah Ryan
MATT WALSH / Mike McLintock


SAG AWARDS® HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
“FURY” (Columbia Pictures)
“GET ON UP” (Universal Pictures)
“THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
“UNBROKEN” (Universal Pictures)
“X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST” (20th Century Fox)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series (6 nominees)
“24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY” (FOX)
“BOARDWALK EMPIRE” (HBO)
“GAME OF THRONES” (HBO)
“HOMELAND” (Showtime)
“SONS OF ANARCHY” (FX)
“THE WALKING DEAD” (AMC)

LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Screen Actors Guild 51st Annual Life Achievement Award
DEBBIE REYNOLDS

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More Details About Finding Dory

Though we’ve learned some details about Pixar’s Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory (including that Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy are playing the parents to Ellen DeGeneres’ forgetful fish), not much else had emerged about the film. Now, Brazilian site Omelete (via Collider, which offers a translation) has talked to freshly anointed Pixar president Jim Morris about the film, and he spilled a few more details.

The new movie reportedly takes place six months after the events in Nemo, with Dory happily settled and living with the marine community in the same reef as Marlin and his son. She still has issues with her memory, and when she attends one of Nemo’s class trips to watch manta rays migrate home, she starts to have serious homesickness feelings and wants to learn where her family is now.

According to Morris, that will be on the California coastline as “the movie will be mostly set at the California Marine Biology Institute, a huge complex of sea-life rehabilitation and aquarium, where Dory was born and raised. We will get to meet new characters, like an octopus, sea lions, a beluga whale, among others.”

Collider also brings word that the setting has been shifted in the last couple of years, as the original locale was a SeaWorld-type facility, somewhere Pixar is likely to want to avoid given the Blackfish backlash. Still, animated movies change these things up all the time, and Pixar in particular is willing to scrap ideas midway through production. Will Albert Brooks, Ty Burrell, Idris Elba, Dominic West and Vicki Lewis in the cast, Finding Dory will float our way on July 29, 2016.

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#KINGSMAN THE SECRET SERVICE Red Band Trailer

20th Century Fox is thrilled to present a brand NEW Red Band trailer for the highly anticipated, action-packed film KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE! Follow this undercover spy organization as they take on an unusual, but promising new member and find themselves dealing with a global threat from a twisted tech genius.



KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE hits theaters FEBRUARY 13, 2015!

Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

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Sons Of Anarchy Fan Event Images

Photos of last night's Sons of Anarchy Fan Event with cast and crew hosted by Kurt Sutter, FX, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Also, the Sons of Anarchy Collector’s Set containing seasons 1-6 and a slot for season 7 in an iconic recreation of the SAMCRO Clubhouse Table is now on Blu-ray™ & DVD.

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Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter discusses the legacy of Sons of Anarchy with Charlie Hunnam during the final Anarchy Afterward on December 9

Charlie Hunnam answers fan questions during the final Anarchy Afterward on December 9

Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter hosts the final Anarchy Afterward following the series finale on December 9

Kurt Sutter showcases the Sons of Anarchy Collector’s Set containing seasons 1-6 and a slot for season 7 in an iconic recreation of the SAMCRO Clubhouse Table

The Sons of Anarchy cast gathers around the SAMCRO Clubhouse Table for the final Anarchy Afterward on December 9

The Sons of Anarchy cast raises a glass to the series finale on December 9

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