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Margot Robbie's new look for 'Tarzan' movie

Source: Movie Balla | Apr 2 2014, 12:08am CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Margot Robbie's new look for 'Tarzan' movie
Margot Robbie is dying her hair for the new 3D version of 'Tarzan'. 'The Wold of Wall Street' actress recently went...
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Oscars: Actor Race Favors the Trophy-Less

Oct 30 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Variety

There’s a school of thought that says actors have to “earn” an Oscar nomination — voters are more likely to reward them if they’ve broken into the exclusive club with a previous nom. While such a theory didn’t apply to this year’s winner, Matthew McConaughey, it certainly doesn’t hurt for people to think a contender... Read more » ...
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Producers Take on Challenge of Rebooting Toon Classic ‘Thunderbirds’

Oct 29 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: variety

Adapting half-century-old TV animation for today’s tastes can be tricky, but the makers of the “Thunderbirds” remake may have just pulled it off. The idea began 12 years ago when New Zealander Richard Taylor, a visual effects, makeup and costumes wizard, who won four Oscars for “The Lord of the Rings” pics and another for... Read more » ...
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Elle Fanning cast in Three Generations
Elle Fanning cast in Three Generations
Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon are all set to star in 'Three Generations', the new film written by Nikole Beckwith. | by Bang Showbiz
 
Dev Patel in negotiations for Lion?
Dev Patel in negotiations for Lion?
Dev Patel is attached to star in 'Lion', which is to be pitched at the American Film Market in Los Angeles by The Weinstein Brothers next week, alongside Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman. | by Bang Showbiz
 
Harry Styles, Kate Moss get intimate
London, Oct 30 (IANS) Singer Harry Styles and supermodel Kate Moss were seen cosying up at a nightclub here. | by IANS
 
 

Oscars: ‘Gone Girl’ Highlights Year’s Bleak View of Married Life

Oct 28 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Variety

If there’s a reason “Gone Girl” has emerged as a key movie of the moment, it’s because David Fincher’s thriller effectively doubles as a cautionary satire about the horrors of heterosexual commitment — “the date-night movie of the decade for couples who dream of destroying one another,” in the words of Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers ...
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Makeup Effects Legend Rick Baker Attempts to Save His Masterful Creations by Supporting the Academy Museum

Oct 27 2014 3:21pm CDT | Source: Collider

Special Effects Makeup artist Rick Baker has won seven Oscars over the course of a career that's spanned more than two decades.  The quality of his work has ranged from the iconic (An American Werewolf in London) to groundbreaking (Men in Black) to ridiculously better than the film it's in (Norbit).  He is a master in his field, and unfortunately, his field is now being left behind due to advances in technology.  While I don't bemoan the digital effects that c ...
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Best of the Week: Screen Talking 'Interstellar,' Gothams vs. Oscars, 'CITIZENFOUR' and More

Oct 25 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Indie Wire

Catching Up on Fall's Best at Mill Valley Film Festival Cumberbatch vs. Hiddleston: Who's The Hotter Brit? (Dueling Videos) Edward Norton and Andrea Riseborough Dig In ...
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Oscars wanted Ellen, Chris Rock over NPH as host

Oct 22 2014 12:38pm CDT | Source: pagesix

"Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus also turned down the job, which went to ...
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Weta Workshop: Wellington’s Eclectic, Equal-Rights Designers

Oct 22 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Variety

Weta Workshop is the oldest of Peter Jackson’s five companies, and the hardest to define. And that’s the way they like it. Richard Taylor, who runs Weta Workshop with his wife, Tania Rodger, believes in creative diversity. He has won Oscars in three categories: two for makeup, two in visual effects and one for costume... Read more ...
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