2015 Oscar Predictions [Winners Updated]

1393865482_oscars-2014The Oscars are finally tonight, hosted by the amazing Neil Patrick Harris, and this has been a very controversial year for the Academy as these are “the whitest” nominees since 1998 and outside from the categories of Best Actress in Supporting and Leading Roles, there are not many women nominated, being Ava DuVernay, director of Selma, a big snub for everybody. But with any further adieu, these are some of the nominees and my picks for whom I think will and should win:

BEST PICTURE

American Sniper
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) WINNER
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

Who will win: Birdman
Who should win: Whiplash

I’m pretty sure that the winners will either be Boyhood and Iñarritu or Birdman and Linklater to share the wealth between these two movie. Could we see some surprises in this category with Whiplash or even The Grand Hotel Budapest winning the big prize?

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) WINNER
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Who will win: Richard Linklater
Who should win: Richard Linklater

Even though I would love to see Wes Anderson being recognized one day by the Academy for his particular style, the race for Best Director this year is between Alejandro Iñarritu’s “one single take” and Richard Linklater’s twelve years of shooting. Among these two, I think Linklater deserves it the most for the great achievement in filmmaking that Boyhood is.

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood WINNER
Laura Dern, Wild
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Who will win: Patricia Arquette
Who should win: Patricia Arquette

While some categories, like Best Actor in a Leading Role, had to leave out some really good performance, I feel like this one is probably the least tight. All these actresses are brilliant but Laura Dern was hardly in Wild and Meryl Streep is nominated because she is Meryl Streep. Patricia Arquette is the only one that clearly deserves it.

 

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash WINNER

Who will win: J.K. Simmons
Who should win: J.K. Simmons

I loved all of these performances but from the moment I saw Whiplash, J.K. Simmons was my front-runner and no one is going to be surprised when his name is called out tonight.

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice WINNER
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Who will win: Julianne Moore
Who should win: Rosamund Pike

This is another obvious lock as Julianne Moore has won every award and if she wins tonight it will be very well deserved. I just liked Rosamund Pike more. Amy Dunne was a cunning sociopath and manipulative and that was a great change from the “suffering woman” role that usually wins.

 

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything WINNER

Who will win: Michael Keaton or Eddie Redmayne
Who should win: Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne has won the Golden Globe, the SAG, the BAFTA and I’m still not entirely convinced he will win the Oscar to Michael Keaton. This is probably the category everyone is most looking forward to.

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) WINNER
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler

Who will win: Birdman
Who should win: The Grand Budapest Hotel

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Jason Hall, American Sniper
Graham Moore, The Imitation Game WINNER
Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice
Anthony McCarten, The Theory of Everything
Damien Chazelle, Whiplash

Who will win: Whiplash
Who should win: Whiplash

 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Big Hero 6 WINNER
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Who will win: How to Train Your Dragon 2

With The LEGO Movie being snubbed from this category, I think How to Train Your Dragon 2 has a big chance at winning though I haven’t seen Song of the Sea or The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, which I have only heard great things about.

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould, Guardians of the Galaxy
Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher, Interstellar WINNER
Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer, X-Men: Days of Future Past

Who will win: Interstellar
Who should win: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

I am not a big fan of Interstellar but the visual effects were impeccable so I wouldn’t be mad if it wins here. My personal choice would be Dawn of the Planet of the Apes for making the motion capture feel completely invisible.

This Week’s Movie News (15-19 Dec)

Critics’ Choice Awards! King Kong!

 

J.K. Simmons joins ‘Kong: Skull Island’

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The prequel to King Kong has been retitle and added a new cast member. J.K. Simmons will join Tom Hiddleston in this Legendary Pictures’ adventure that will explore the island where King Kong is discovered in the 1933 and 2005 films. This is the official synopsis:

Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) and written by John Gatins (Flight) and Max Borenstein (Godzilla), Kong: Skull Island will fully immerse audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island. Legendary’s story honors the foundations of existing King Kong lore, but places it in an entirely new, distinct timeline.

The release date has also been changed and pushed back from November 2016 to March 10, 2017.

Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations Announced

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This past Monday the Critics unveiled their picks for their annual Critic’s Choice Awards.

Best Picture

“Birdman”
“Boyhood”
“Gone Girl”
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“The Imitation Game”
“Nightcrawler”
“Selma”
“The Theory of Everything”
“Unbroken”
“Whiplash”

Best Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch – “The Imitation Game”
Ralph Fiennes – “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Jake Gyllenhaal – “Nightcrawler”
Michael Keaton – “Birdman”
David Oyelowo – “Selma”
Eddie Redmayne – “The Theory of Everything”

Best Actress

Jennifer Aniston – “Cake”
Marion Cotillard – “Two Days, One Night”
Felicity Jones – “The Theory of Everything”
Julianne Moore – “Still Alice”
Rosamund Pike – “Gone Girl”
Reese Witherspoon – “Wild”

Best Supporting Actor

Josh Brolin – “Inherent Vice”
Robert Duvall – “The Judge”
Ethan Hawke – “Boyhood”
Edward Norton – “Birdman”
Mark Ruffalo – “Foxcatcher”
J.K. Simmons – “Whiplash”

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette – “Boyhood”
Jessica Chastain – “A Most Violent Year”
Keira Knightley – “The Imitation Game”
Emma Stone – “Birdman”
Meryl Streep – “Into the Woods”
Tilda Swinton – “Snowpiercer”

Best Young Actor/Actress

Ellar Coltrane – “Boyhood”
Ansel Elgort – “The Fault in Our Stars”
Mackenzie Foy – “Interstellar”
Jaeden Lieberher – “St. Vincent”
Tony Revolori – “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Quvenzhane Wallis – “Annie”
Noah Wiseman – “The Babadook”

Best Acting Ensemble

“Birdman”
“Boyhood”
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“The Imitation Game”
“Into the Woods”
“Selma”

Best Director

Wes Anderson – “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Ava DuVernay – “Selma”
David Fincher – “Gone Girl”
Alejandro G. Inarritu – “Birdman”
Angelina Jolie – “Unbroken”
Richard Linklater – “Boyhood”

Best Visual Effects

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
“Edge of Tomorrow”
“Guardians of the Galaxy”
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”
“Interstellar”

Best Animated Feature

“Big Hero 6”
“The Book of Life”
“The Boxtrolls”
“How to Train Your Dragon 2”
“The Lego Movie”

Best Action Movie

“American Sniper”
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
“Edge of Tomorrow”
“Fury”
“Guardians of the Galaxy”

Best Actor in an Action Movie

Bradley Cooper – “American Sniper”
Tom Cruise – “Edge of Tomorrow”
Chris Evans – “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Brad Pitt – “Fury”
Chris Pratt – “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Best Actress in an Action Movie

Emily Blunt- “Edge of Tomorrow”
Scarlett Johansson- “Lucy”
Jennifer Lawrence- “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”
Zoe Saldana- “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Shailene Woodley- “Divergent”

Best Comedy

“Birdman”
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“St. Vincent”
“Top Five”
“22 Jump Street”

Best Actor in a Comedy

Jon Favreau – “Chef”
Ralph Fiennes – “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Michael Keaton – “Birdman”
Bill Murray – “St. Vincent”
Chris Rock – “Top Five”
Channing Tatum – “22 Jump Street”

Best Actress in a Comedy

Rose Byrne – “Neighbors”
Rosario Dawson – “Top Five”
Melissa McCarthy – “St. Vincent”
Jenny Slate – “Obvious Child”
Kristen Wiig – “The Skeleton Twins

Best Sci-fi/Horror Film

“The Babadook”
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
“Interstellar”
“Snowpiercer”
“Under the Skin”

You can check out the rest of categories here.

Trailers of the Week

‘Cinderella’ Trailer #2

‘True Story’ Trailer #1

This Week’s Movie News (8-12 Dec)

Golden Globes and SAG Awards Nominees! Inside Out Trailer!

SAG Awards Nominations Announced

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The nominees for the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were revealed on Wednesday, take a look at them!

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

  • Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”
  • Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler”
  • Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
  • Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

  • Jennifer Aniston, “Cake”
  • Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”
  • Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”
  • Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
  • Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a SUpporting Role

  • Robert Duvall, “The Judge”
  • Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
  • Edward Norton, “Birdman”
  • Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
  • J.k. Simmons, “Whiplash”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
  • Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”
  • Emma Stone, “Birdman”
  • Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”
  • Naomi Watts, “St. Vincent”

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

  • “Birdman”
  • “Boyhood”
  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • “The Imitation Game”
  • “The Theory of Everything”

The award show will air on January 25 on TNT and TBS.

Golden Globes Nominees Announced!

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This Thursday, The Foreign Press Association also revealed their nominees for the 72nd Annual Golden Globes Awards. The ceremony will be hosted again by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and will air on January 11.

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

  • Richard Linklater, Boyhood
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, Birdman
  • Graham Moore, The Imitation Game
  • Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

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 Witherspoone, 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 Animated Feature Film

  • Big Hero 6
  • The Book Of Life
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • The Lego Movie
  • The Boxtrolls

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 Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
  • Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
  • Emma Stone, Birdman
  • Meryl Streep, Into The Woods
  • Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year

Trailers of the Week

‘Inside Out’ Trailer

‘Insurgent’ Trailer

‘Mad Max Fury’ Trailer

This Week’s Movie News (1-5 Dec)

Casting News! Doctor Strange! Suicide Squad! Deadpool!

‘Suicide Squad’ Cast Announced

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Many of the actors have been rumoured for weeks though we didn’t know for sure which characters they were playing in David Ayer’s film. Now we know the complete Suicide Squad will be formed by Will Smith as Deadshot, Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as the Joker, Jai Courtney as Boomerang and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress.

Variety reported that Warner Bros. is still looking for Amanda Waller and they might be considering Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Oprah Winfrey for the role. There were also rumours that Jesse Eisenberg could be coming back to reprise his role of Lex Luthor from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Benedict Cumberbatch is officially Doctor Strange

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This role has been a real rollercoaster but Marvel has finally confirmed this week that their choice to play the Sorcerer Supreme is the long-time rumoured Benedict Cumberbatch.

“Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity… In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character,” Kevin Feige said in the Marvel statement.

“Doctor Strange follows the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.”

‘Bond 24’ Title, Synopsis and Cast

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At a live-stream press conference this week, Sam Mendes revealed a lot of information about the next Bond film, which will be titled Spectre. The name stands for Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion.

The synopsis for the film is the following:

“A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.”

The new cast members were also introduced. Christoph Waltz as Oberhauser, Andrew Scott as Denbigh, David Bautista as Mr. Hinx, Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra and Lea Seydoux as Madeleine Swann. Some of this actors had already been speculated to be involved in the film. They will join Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Rory Kinneear and Ben Whishaw.

It was also revealed the new Aston Martin DB10.

Ryan Reynolds Confirmed to return as Deadpool

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It seems Ryan Reynolds has a second chance at portraying the superhero Deadpool after the awful X-Men Origins: Wolverine. His involvement in the film had already been speculated for a while after some animated footage of the movie leaked where the actor was voicing Deadpool. The movie will be directed by Tim Miller with a script that have been long in the making.

‘Fantastic Four’ Official Synopsis

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THE FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

Top Trailers of the Week

‘Terminator: Genisys’ Trailer #1

This Week’s Movie News (24-28 Nov)

Star Wars Trailer! Apocalypse cast! Wonder Woman director!

 

Oscar Isaac cast as Apocalypse

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The next installment in the X-Men franchise already has its main villain, Apocalypse. Golden Globe nominated actor, Oscar Isaac, who will also appear in the next Star Wars trilogy in an unknown role, has landed the role of the title character. Variety reported that Isaac has been a favourite candidate from the beginning. The director, Bryan Singer said the following about the role:

“‘Apocalypse’ will have more of the mass destruction that ‘X-Men’ films, to date, have not relied upon. There’s definitely now a character and a story that allow room for that kind of spectacle.”

X-Men: Apocalypse will be released on May 27, 2016

Michelle MacLaren set to direct ‘Wonder Woman’

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Michelle MacLaren has signed up to direct her first feature film which will be no other than the Warner Bros and DC property, Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot. MacLaren is better known for her work in television and has directed some episodes of popular shows like Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. It was also reported that MacLaren will not only direct the movie, but will also help develop the script.

Top Trailers of the Week

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Teaser Trailer

We’re still a year away from the movie and the teaser doesn’t give away any clue of the plot but that last shot of the Millennium Falcon with the iconic Star Wars theme has made me so excited. One thing that fans would like about the trailer, it has a more similar vibe to the original trilogy than to the prequels. And let’s be honest, that’s a very good sign for now. There is still hope for this franchise.

‘Pan’ Trailer #1

‘Jurassic World’ Trailer #1

This Week’s Movie News (17-21 Nov)

Pitch Perfect 2 and Cinderella Trailers! Young Jean Grey and Cyclops! Zoolander 2!

Actors considered for young Jean Grey and Cyclops

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X-Men: Apocalypse will take place ten years after the events in Days of Future Past, so the roles of Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm are going to be recast as they will be teenagers in this story. It’s been reported that Bryan Singer is looking for an A-list actress to play Jean Grey but an unknown actor to play Cyclops. And in the short list for Jean Grey are Chloë Grace Moretz, Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld and for Cyclops Ben Hardy, Charlie Rowe and Timothee Chalamet.

There’s no information yet on who could they be considering for the role of Storm but we need to keep in mind that the roles might not even go to these actors, as is all speculation for the moment.

Penélope Cruz joins ‘Zoolander 2’

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It seems the sequel to Zoolander is moving forward as Penélope Cruz has been confirmed to join the cast, starring opposite Ben Stiller, who will also direct the film again. It hasn’t been confirmed yet if Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell will be coming back to reprise their roles from the first one.

Brenton Thwaites in talks for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’

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It’s been reported that The Giver actor may join Johnny Depp in the next installment in the franchise, as he is in final negotiations to play Henry, a British soldier, replacing the Will Turner character, played by Orlando Bloom in the first three movies.

 

Top Trailers of the Week!

‘Cinderella’ Trailer #1

‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Trailer #1

‘Age of Adeline’ Trailer #1

‘The Duff’ #Trailer #1

This Week’s Movie News (10-14 Nov)

New Age of Ultron Trailer! Suicide Squad! Daniel Bruhl in Cap 3!

Margot Robbie and Jared Leto rumoured for ‘Suicide Squad’

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The rumours regarding Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn have been going on for several weeks now and after a brief consideration at Cara Delevigne, the possibilities has considerably increased in the last week after Collider confirmed Margot Robbie’s involvement in Suicide Squad. There’s no official confirmation from Warner Bros. though.

Another actor who has been heavily rumoured for the film lately is this year’s Oscar winner, Jared Leto. Reports say that he’s being eyed for no other than the role of the Joker.

What do you think about this? Do you like Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn? And do you like the idea of re-introducing the Joker or do you think is too soon?

Matt Damon confirms return to ‘Bourne’ franchise

Film Title: The Bourne Ultimatum

After Matt Damon said over the summer that he was open to return to the character, now the actor has confirmed that Jason Bourne and director Paul Greengrass are coming back for the fifth installment.

“It’ll be in 2016 when the movie will actually come out. Paul Greengrass is going to do another one and that’s all I ever said. I just needed him to say yes.”

Jeremy Renner took over the franchise as Aaron Cross in 2012 in Bourne Legacy, which Universal pictures seems to be also developing a sequel for, instead of doing a crossover.

Christoph Waltz cast as Bond villain

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Chiwetel Ejiofor was initially considered to play the part of James Bond’s nemesis but according to recent reports it’s two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz the one who has landed the role. The production source said that “Waltz will play a significant role in the still untitled Bond 24 movie that will begin filming early next month. It’s not immediately evident whether the part is a friend, a foe, or a bit of both.”

Daniel Bruhl confirmed as a villain in ‘Captain America: Civil War’

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Marvel announced on Friday that the German actor is going to be one of the villains in the third Captain America film. Even though he will not be the main villain in Civil War, Variety has reported that he could potentially be the main antagonist in Doctor Strange, which will come out also in 2016.

Producer Kevin Feige said the following about the casting:

“With Daniel’s ability to deliver intense, nuanced performances, we knew we had found yet another great actor to share the screen with some of our biggest heroes,”

And regarding the Civil War storyline:

“It’s a big storyline, this is the Civil War of the cinematic universe, inspired by comic book universe, but the Civil War that’s based on all of the other films, particularly ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’.”

Top Trailers of the Week!

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer #2

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This Week’s Movie News (3-7 Nov)

Star Wars Title! Hobbit Trailer! Loki in Age of Ultron!

 

‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Title Revealed

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Principal photography for the next Star Wars film, has been completed and to celebrate it, Disney announced the title of the seventh installment in the franchise: The Force Awakens. This could well mean that the trailer or at least a teaser is not far away. Maybe Disney decides to release it in front of Into the Woods, which will hit theater in December, a whole year before JJ Abrams’ film comes out.

Idris Elba confirms Heimdall and Loki’s appearance in ‘Age of Ultron’

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Marvel and Joss Whedon must be really angry after the actor confirmed that he has indeed shot a scene for the Avengers sequel with Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Tom Hiddleston (Loki). We don’t know yet if he refered to a scene of the actual movie or if it will be an post-credit scene as it had been rumoured for a while. Whatever the case, it’s always great to see Loki back!

Christian Bale drops Steve Jobs’ role

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If we announced last week that Christian Bale was going to play Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle’s next film this week it seems the actor has drop the role because he thinks he’s not right for the part. Leonardo DiCaprio had previously been in line to play the Apple co-founder before dropping off as well. It was reported that Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Bradley Cooper had been also under consideration, though is now Michael Fassbender the one rumoured to be in talks for the part.

‘Now You See Me 2’ synopsis released

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface in Now You See Me 2 only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet.

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Lionsgate has also confirmed Daniel Radcliffe’s character, Walter, probably the main antagonist, and Lizzy Caplan who will play Lula, replacing Isla Fisher’s Henley Reeves as the female lead. The other new addition is Taiwanese actor Jay Chou.

‘Toy Story 4’ Confirmed

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Disney Pixar confirmed this week that Buzz and Woody will be returning to our screens in June 2017 by the hand of John Lasseter, who directed the first two movies. Now, the studio must have a lot of faith in the success of the film as they couldn’t have picked a more competitive time of the year. Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon 3 will hit theaters just the week before and Universal Pictures’ Despicable Me 3 two weeks after. It will definitely be an exciting month for animation.

Top Trailers of the Week!

‘Minions’

‘A Most Violent Year’

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This Week’s Movie News (27-31 oct)

Steve Jobs Biopic Casting Information

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Christian Bale will be Steve Jobs in the next Danny Boyle untitled movie about the Apple co-founder. Ashton Kutcher already played the part in Jobs without much success, but this time the script has been written by Aaron Sorkin, who had access to Job’s authorized biography by Walter Isaacson

Seth Rogen is in talks to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Jessica Chastain is also being rumoured to have a role in the film.

The film will only consist of three scenes and is expected to follow Jobs during his time backstage before three stressful, high-profile product launches including the first Macintosh in 1984 and Apple’s 2001 debut of the iPod.

The new biopic doesn’t have a release date yet.

‘Wonder Woman’ rumoured to take place in the 20s

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It’s still quite early for speculations since Wonder Woman, starred by Gal Gadot, isn’t coming out until 2017 but Warner Bros. is already looking for a female director and some hints about the plot are starting to surface. Since the movie will come out between Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League Part 1, most of us assumed that it would be set in that timeline but according to some reports, the idea could be to make it a period piece, just like the first Captain America, and take place in the 1920s. So Wonder Woman would find herself in a time when women had just got the right to vote.

But that’s not it. According to the reports, Warner Bros. is already thinking about a trilogy and the sequel would be set during World War II and the modern-day and the third installment set in the modern time period of Dawn of Justice. However, Wonder Woman 2 isn’t part of DC’s current released scheduled which goes until 2020 so this is too far away.

‘Terminator: Genisys’ Plot Info

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First of all, I wonder why they thought leaving Arnold Schwarzenegger out of these covers was a good idea?

Terminator: Genisys is the first of the three planned films that will relaunch the franchise and is set in 2029 when the Future War is raging and a group of human rebels has the evil artificial-intelligence system Skynet on the ropes. John Connor (Jason Clarke) is the leader of the resistance, and Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) is his loyal soldier, raised in the ruins of post apocalyptic California. As in the original film, Connor sends Reese back to 1984 to save Connor’s mother, Sarah (Emilia Clarke), from a Terminator programmed to kill her so that she won’t ever give birth to John. But what Reese finds on the other side is nothing like he expected.

Sarah Connor, in this timeline, was orphaned by a Terminator when she was 9 years old, and was thereafter raised by the Terminator that Schwarzenegger is playing. Producer David Ellison explained to EW that this new take on Sarah Connor is different from any of the previous versions.

“Since she was 9 years old, she has been told everything that was supposed to happen. But Sarah fundamentally rejects that destiny. She says, ‘That’s not what I want to do.’ It’s her decision that drives the story in a very different direction.”

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They’re doing a great job at keeping Matt Smith’s character a secret. Terminator: Genisys will hit theaters on July 1, 2015

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Marvel Announcements!

The battle between DC and Marvel to dominate the conversations keeps unstoppable. Two weeks after DC released their movie plans until 2020, Marvel organized an event for the press at El Capitán theater in LA to make some big announcements. And let’s just say, they didn’t disappoint. This is their movie slate for Phase 3.

Captain America: Civil War

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As it had been rumoured for the past few weeks, Captain America 3 will bring the Civil War to the big screen. Kevin Feige stated that it’s not going to be like the one in the comics and instead of dealing with secret identities, it will be the government wanting some oversight, but the generalities of the Act will be the same. Joe and Anthony Russo are returning as the directors.

Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr took the stage, after Marvel showed a scene from Age of Ultron between Tony and Steve having and argument, and introduced the actor for Black Panther, who will be making his first appearance in the movie. But we’ll get to that later.

 Doctor Strange

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We didn’t have an official confirmation yet, but with a director (Scott Derrickson) already attached to it and the constant casting news for the Sorcerer Supreme, it was obvious Doctor Strange was going to be Marvel’s next movie. Benedict Cumberbatch has been heavily rumoured this week for the role of Stephen Strange but the negotiations are not finished yet so there was no casting announcement.

 Guardians of the Galaxy 2

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The Guardians of the Galaxy sequel was one of the few things announced this year at San Diego Comic Con but, given the success of the first one, the director James Gunn announced that the release date had been moved forwards.

Though they didn’t confirm any new addition, it seems possible Adam Warlock will appear in Guardians 2.

 Thor: Ragnarok

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It was also rumoured that the third installment in the Thor franchise was going to feature Ragnarok and now we have the official confirmation. Of course, Tom Hiddlestone will be returning as Loki and the story will pick Thor right after the events in Age of Ultron.

 Black Panther

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People started to freak out when Andy Serkis appeared in the Age of Ultron trailer with a very similar look to Ulysses Klaw, one of the villain in Black Panther comics. Chadwick Boseman was officially introduced as the actor to play T’Challa and, yes, we will see him a year before in Captain America: Civil War.

 Captain Marvel

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Phase 3 brings us the first female superhero solo film in the MCU! Kevin Feige confirmed that indeed, the incarnation of this Captain Marvel will be no other than Carol Danvers. There are no director, screenwriters or cast attached to it yet.

 Inhumans

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Another team franchise, this time its members will be part of a race of superhumans. And you might think this comes out of nowhere but, according to Kevin Feige, we may find sooner rather than later how they fit into the MCU. Maybe some Easter Egg coming up in Agents of SHIELD?

 Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Part II

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And last but definitely not least, Avengers: Infinity War, will be the culmination of everything that has come before. Done in two parts coming out one year apart from each other, to face the titan Thanos the Avengers will crossover at some point with the Guardians of the Galaxy.

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