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Henry Cavill leaves Stratton with a week until the cameras start rolling

Henry Cavill leaves Stratton with a week until the cameras start rolling
Henry Cavill is understood to have left Simon West's Stratton with just a week to go until filming starts.

It's left the director scrambling to find a replacement lead before cameras start rolling.

The film is hoped to be the first in a franchise based on books by ex-serviceman Duncan Falconer; the first one is based around John Stratton - a special forces operative who works with MI6 to shut down a global terrorist cell.

Empire reports (via Screen Daily) the Man of Steel's exit is down to not being able to make changes he had suggested to the shooting script.

That seems to be backed up by comments from Guy Collins, co-founder of the film's financiers Gfm Films: "[Cavill] told us he has decided not to shoot this script at this time."

"He had a different vision of what the film should be to us and the
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Your Full 46th NAACP Image Awards Nominees!

Nominations for the 46th NAACP Image Awards have been revealed and "Belle," "Beyond the Lights," "Dear White People," "Get On Up," and "Selma" are duking it out for the Outstanding Motion Picture Award.

Winners will be announced on Friday, February 6, 2015 in a two-hour televised event on TV One.

The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.

Here's the complete list of nominees for the 46th NAACP Image Awards:

Television

Outstanding Comedy Series

. "black-ish" (ABC)

. "House of Lies" (Showtime)

. "Key & Peele" (Comedy Central)

. "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix)

. "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (Bet)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

. Andre Braugher - "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Fox)

. Anthony Anderson - "'black-ish" (ABC)

. Don Cheadle - "House of Lies" (Showtime)

. Keegan-Michael Key - "Key & Peele" (Comedy Central)

. Kevin Hart
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Chris Rock, Beyoncé, 'Selma' and more pick up NAACP Image Awards nominations

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Nominations for the 46th annual NAACP Image Awards were announced today across categories in film, television, music and the literary world. In the film arena, top nominees were Amma Asante's "Belle," Gina Prince-Bythewood's "Beyond the Lights," Justin Simien's "Dear White People," Tate Taylor's "Get On Up" and Ava DuVernay's "Selma." Check out the full list of nominees below. Winners will be announced on Feb. 6. And remember to keep track of the season via The Circuit! Film Outstanding Motion Picture "Belle" (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films) "Beyond The Lights" (Relativity Media) "Dear White People" (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions) "Get On Up" (Universal Pictures) "Selma" (Paramount Pictures) Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture Amma Asante, "Belle" (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films) Antoine Fuqua, "The Equalizer" (Columbia Pictures) Ava DuVernay, "Selma" (Paramount Pictures) John Ridley, "Jimi: All Is By My Side" (XLrator Media) Gina Prince-Bythewood, "Beyond The Lights
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‘Selma’ & ‘Get On Up’ Lead NAACP Image Awards Nominations

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Paramount’s Selma, Universal’s Get On Up and Lionsgate’s Dear White People are among the Outstanding Motion Picture nominees for the NAACP’s Image Awards, which will be bestowed live on TVOne on February 6. On the TV side, Shonda Rhimes’ ABC trifecta of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder are all up for best drama. Here is the full list:

Film

Outstanding Motion Picture

Belle” (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films)

Beyond The Lights” (Relativity Media)

Dear White People” (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions)

Get On Up” (Universal Pictures)

Selma” (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Chadwick Boseman – “Get On Up” (Universal Pictures)

David Oyelowo – “Selma” (Paramount Pictures)

Denzel Washington – “The Equalizer” (Columbia Pictures)

Idris Elba – “No Good Deed” (Screen Gems)

Nate Parker – “Beyond The Lights” (Relativity Media)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Gugu Mbatha-Raw – “Belle” (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films)

Quvenzhané Wallis
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‘Get On Up,’ ‘Selma,’ ‘Dear White People’ Score NAACP Image Award Nominations (Full List)

‘Get On Up,’ ‘Selma,’ ‘Dear White People’ Score NAACP Image Award Nominations (Full List)
Belle,” “Beyond the Lights,” “Dear White People,” “Get On Up” and “Selma” have grabbed top film nominations for the 46th annual NAACP Image Awards.

The Image Awards will be handed out Feb. 6 in a ceremony telecast live by TV One.

Get On Up” star Chadwick Boseman, “Selma’s” David Oyelowo, Nate Parker of “Beyond the Lights,” Gugu Mbatha-Raw of “Belle” and Tessa Thompson of “Dear White People” are among the actors who were cited.

Boseman, Oyelowo and Mbatha-Raw are all portraying real-life people.

In the TV heat, ABC freshman “Black-ish” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” Bet’s “The Game” and “Being Mary Jane” were among the top nominees. ABC did well, earning three of the five drama-series nominations. Also notable was Lifetime’s scoring seven of the 10 nominations in the two lead acting categories for telefilm/miniseries/dramatic special.

(Pictured: “Dear White People
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‘Get On Up,’ ‘Selma,’ ‘Dear White People’ Score NAACP Image Award Nominations (Full List)

‘Get On Up,’ ‘Selma,’ ‘Dear White People’ Score NAACP Image Award Nominations (Full List)
Belle,” “Beyond the Lights,” “Dear White People,” “Get On Up” and “Selma” have grabbed top film nominations for the 46th annual NAACP Image Awards.

Get On Up” star Chadwick Boseman, “Selma’s” David Oyelowo, Nate Parker of “Beyond the Lights,” Gugu Mbatha-Raw of “Belle” and Tessa Thompson of “Dear White People” also earned top acting noms. The Image Awards will be handed out Feb. 6 in a ceremony telecast live by TV One.

In the TV heat, ABC freshman “Black-ish” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” Bet’s “The Game” and “Being Mary Jane” were among the top nominees.

(Pictured: “Dear White People”)

Here is a full list of Image Award nominees:

Motion Picture

Outstanding Motion Picture “Belle” (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films) “Beyond The Lights” (Relativity Media) “Dear White People” (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions) “Get On Up” (Universal Pictures) “Selma” (Paramount Pictures
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Gordon Willis: The Man who Shot the Seventies

“If a director is smart, he’ll give me the elbow room to paint.” So said Gordon Willis, who worked with some very clever directors indeed, who let him “paint” some of the most beautiful and influential movies of the 1970s and made an incalculable contribution to the Golden Age of New Hollywood. The sad news of his death yesterday at the age of 82 has robbed the world of one of the most important artists of the past fifty years.

Nicknamed ‘The Prince of Darkness’ by his fellow cinematographer Conrad Hall, Willis’s trademark was his use of shadows, not just in the composition of scenes but on actors’ faces. The interior scenes in The Godfather (1972) typify this stark technique, as do the underground car park scenes in All The President’s Men (1976), where Hal Holbrook’s “Deep Throat” is rendered faceless by Willis’s photography.

However, he was fond
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Creative England selects 20 shorts

Creative England has chosen 20 new non-London films for production through its inaugural iShorts programme.

The entry level shorts initiative is aimed at film-makers outside of London who have some experience in self-funded shorts or student films, have written an unproduced screenplay, or have produced work that has not yet attracted financial support from within the industry.

Each project receives £5,000 ($8,400) towards its production budget and ongoing support. They have also received production and development training from Creative Skillset.

Film-makers have been chosen from all over the country, including Exeter, Gateshead and Brighton, with projects that include comedy, horror, magical realism, sci-fi and road movies.

Creative England head of film Chris Moll said: “Over 350 applications went through a rigorous process of assessment that included interviews and workshops at our Talent Centres in Sheffield and Brighton. For the talent we are supporting, we hope this will be a pivotal moment in their filmmaking careers.”

iShorts is supported
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Daniel Raim On “Something’S Gonna Live”

The Man on Lincoln’s Nose (2000), Daniel Raim’s short documentary about legendary production designer Robert Boyle (North by Northwest, The Birds), was nominated for an Oscar; Boyle himself received an honorary Oscar in 2008 at the age of 98. Over the course of several years, Raim continued to film Boyle in candid interviews and conversations with his production design colleagues (Henry Bumstead, Albert Nozaki, Harold Michelson) and cinematographers Haskell Wexler and Conrad Hall, and produced an equally engaging follow-up feature, Something’s Gonna Live (2010).

The film is a warm and contemplative portrait of the aging Boyle and his friends as they visit their old stomping grounds at Paramount Studios and converse about ways the industry has changed, and most importantly, the creative values they learned over the years and hope to preserve. Full of indelible clips, it’s an engrossing movie for movie lovers, and it has recently been released on
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Awesome New Poster for The Expendables 2

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Awesome New Poster for The Expendables 2
Lionsgate sent us another kick-ass new movie poster for the upcoming action film “The Expendables 2″ by director Simon West (Human Target, The Man, Split Decision) starring Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, Nicolas Cage, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone . Synopsis: The Expendables are back and this time it’s personal… Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Lee Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren),Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) — with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard — are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks...
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The Expendables 2 Gets a New Teaser Poster

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The Expendables 2 Gets a New Teaser Poster
Lionsgate released this killer new movie poster for the upcoming action film “The Expendables 2″ by director Simon West (Human Target, The Man, Split Decision) starring Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, Nicolas Cage, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone . Synopsis: The Expendables are back and this time it’s personal… Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Lee Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren),Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) — with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard — are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like...
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Kick-ass New Trailer and Still from The Expendables 2

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Kick-ass New Trailer and Still from The Expendables 2
Lionsgate sent us this killer new trailer and photo from the upcoming action film “The Expendables 2″ by director Simon West (Human Target, The Man, Split Decision) starring Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, Nicolas Cage, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone . Synopsis: The Expendables are back and this time it’s personal… Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Lee Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren),Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) — with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard — are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task...
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This Expendables 2 Poster Will Blow Your F'ing Mind

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This Expendables 2 Poster Will Blow Your F'ing Mind
Here’s the first official theatrical movie poster for the upcoming action film “The Expendables 2″ by director Simon West (Human Target, The Man, Split Decision) starring Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, Nicolas Cage, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone . Synopsis: Stallone, Statham, Rourke, Lundgren, Couture and Crews return as hard-edged but noble mercenaries in the second installment of Sylvester Stallone’s old-school action thriller, The Expendables. As payback for taking out the corrupt CIA agent Monroe (Eric Roberts) in the first Expendables, cagey Agent Church (Bruce Willis) forces the Expendables to do an “easy mission”: retrieve a missing CIA package from Gazak, a civil war torn country in Easter Europe....
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The Expendables 2 Movie Poster

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The Expendables 2 Movie Poster
Coming Soon got their hands on what appears to be the first movie poster for the upcoming action film “The Expendables 2″ by director Simon West (Human Target, The Man, Split Decision) starring Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, Nicolas Cage, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone . Synopsis: Stallone, Statham, Rourke, Lundgren, Couture and Crews return as hard-edged but noble mercenaries in the second installment of Sylvester Stallone’s old-school action thriller, The Expendables. As payback for taking out the corrupt CIA agent Monroe (Eric Roberts) in the first Expendables, cagey Agent Church (Bruce Willis) forces the Expendables to do an “easy mission”: retrieve a missing CIA package from Gazak, a...
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Chuck Norris, Dolph Lundgren and Terry Crews Spotted on The Expendables 2 Set

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Chuck Norris, Dolph Lundgren and Terry Crews Spotted on The Expendables 2 Set
Chuck Norris, Dolph Lundgren and Terry Crews were spotted on the set of the upcoming action film “The Expendables 2″ by director Simon West (Human Target, The Man, Split Decision) starring Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, Nicolas Cage, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone . Synopsis: Stallone, Statham, Rourke, Lundgren, Couture and Crews return as hard-edged but noble mercenaries in the second installment of Sylvester Stallone’s old-school action thriller, The Expendables. As payback for taking out the corrupt CIA agent Monroe (Eric Roberts) in the first Expendables, cagey Agent Church (Bruce Willis) forces the Expendables to do an “easy mission”: retrieve a missing CIA package from Gazak, a civil war...
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Is this A Set Photo from The Expendables 2?

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Is this A Set Photo from The Expendables 2?
Could this be the first official set photo featuring Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone from “The Expendables 2″? If it’s not, it’s still really cool! The upcoming film “The Expendables 2″ by director Simon West (Human Target, The Man, Split Decision) stars Jason Statham, Vin Diesel and Nicolas Cage. Synopsis: Stallone, Statham, Rourke, Lundgren, Couture and Crews return as hard-edged but noble mercenaries in the second installment of Sylvester Stallone’s old-school action thriller, The Expendables. As payback for taking out the corrupt CIA agent Monroe (Eric Roberts) in the first Expendables, cagey Agent Church (Bruce Willis) forces the Expendables to do an “easy mission”: retrieve a missing CIA...
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‘Breaking Dawn — Part 1′ Soundtrack List Released: We Know The Wedding Song, The Birth Song & If Robert Pattinson Will Be Singing!

One person from the ‘Breaking Dawn’ cast has a song on the record — is it R-Patz?

The epic track list for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 soundtrack has been released, and we’re So excited!

Sadly, Robert Pattinson does not appear on the record, but we’re thrilled to hear all of the new songs! And we’re even more excited to hear Mia Maestro — who plays Carmen in the movie — flex her pipes on one of the tracks.

Fans will also be thrilled to know that “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” (Wedding Version) by Iron & Wine seems to be the wedding song, and “Love Death Birth” by Carter Burwell will likely accompany the birth scene.

1) “End Tapes” – By The Joy Formidable

2) “Love Will Take You” – By Angus & Julia Stone

3) “It Will Rain” – By Bruno Mars

4) “Turning Page” – By Sleeping At Last

5) “From Now On” – By The Features

6) “A Thousand
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TSRn: Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger get bigger for ‘The Expendables 2′

The Scorecard Review news

News: After disappointingly short appearances in last year’s The Expendables, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger are returning in larger roles for The Expendables 2. Sylvester Stallone, who directed and starred in the first film, will not be directing the sequel. He will return as an actor while handing the directorial duties to Simon West (Con Air, The Mechanic).

Source: Deadline

Thoughts by Tsr: Sometimes I find myself quite interested in sequels to films that did not live up to expectations. You know, the movies that seemed to have quite a bit going for them on paper, but then end up being letdowns. Last year’s The Expendables fits that description for me. I’m not a huge action lover, but I found it hard not to be a little excited thanks to the cast that was a who’s who of action stars. Still, it
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Interview: Legendary Cinematographer Roger Deakins

Interview: Legendary Cinematographer Roger Deakins
I've done a lot of interviews during my time at /Film, but I usually don't have the opportunity to interview cinematographers. However, when the offer came to chat with Roger Deakins, I jumped at the chance. Deakins has helped to craft some of the most memorable images in the history of cinema. His insanely accomplished filmography includes the likes of The Shawshank Redemption, Revolutionary Road, and A Beautiful Mind, not to mention many of the films of the Coen Brothers. This year, Deakins received an Academy Award nomination for his work in the Coen Brothers True Grit (his 9th nomination, although he hasn't yet won). He will also be the recipient of the American Society of Cinematographers Lifetime Achievement Award. Below is an excerpted version of our lengthy conversation. Note that there is a quasi-spoiler for True Grit in the interview. Roger Deakins, thanks so much for speaking with us today.
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Modern Maestros: Bela Tarr

Robert here, back with another entry in my series on great contemporary directors.  I recognize that I'm following up last week's demanding foreign director with another this week. While I usually like to break up the more esoteric filmmakers, something seemed fitting about putting Tarr and Weerasethakul back-to-back.  They're so similar yet so different.

Maestro: Bela Tarr

Known For: philosophical films with long takes, mostly his seven hour film Satantango.

Influences: Tarkovsky is obvious.  Accroding to Tarr, Rainer Werner Fassbinder most of all.

Masterpieces: Satantango and Werckmeister Harmonies

Disasters: none

Better than you remember: none

Box Office: numbers not available.

 

It may be required by law that every article, post, discussion about Hungarian director Bela Tarr mention Susan Sontag, the great critic who championed him as one of the few high points remaining in modern cinema, saying of his opus Satantango, "Devastating, enthralling for every minute of its seven hours.
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