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For ‘The Imitation Game’ Scribe Graham Moore, Time And Setbacks Were Necessary Evils For The Oscar-Contender Film

Like the plot of a juicy drama, The Imitation Game went through production highs and lows before a single frame was shot. Screenwriter Graham Moore, whose spec script made the 2011 Black List, saw his passion project go from being a major studio project to an independent labor of love. Show More Summary

Will Playing Alzheimer’s Victim Finally Be An Oscar Game Changer For Julianne Moore?

There is no question in a career that has included one risk-taking performance after another--including Oscar-nominated roles in The End of the Affair, Far from Heaven, The Hours and Boogie Nights, as well as her memorable Emmy-winning Sarah Palin in HBO's Game Change--that Julianne Moore is about as good as it gets. Show More Summary

David Ryall Dies At 79: UK Character Actor Starred In ‘Harry Potter’, On TV

David Ryall, maybe best known to American audiences for playing Elphias Doge in 2010's Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part I but who appeared in a slew of British TV series and miniseries over a five-decade career, died on Christmas Day. Show More Summary

Oscars: No Movie Can Claim Frontrunner Status…Yet

Marlon Brando once uttered one of the most famous lines in movie history, "I coulda been a contender," from one of the most beloved best picture winners, 1954's On the Waterfront. The film was a shoo-in to sweep the Oscars, and it did. Show More Summary

‘Exodus’ Will Not Be Released In UAE; Ban Follows Similar Moves in Egypt And Morocco

Exodus, Ridley Scott's epic retelling of the story of Moses, will not be released in the United Arab Emirates after censors in the country objected to what they described as historical and religious inaccuracies. The move follows onShow More Summary

North Korea’s Internet, Mobile Networks “Paralyzed” Again, China’s News Agency Reports

China's Xinhua news agency is reporting that North Korea's Internet is “paralyzed”again, but this time its 3G mobile networks are down as well. Internet connectivity was still inaccessible as of 21:30 local time, according to XinhuaShow More Summary

Post-Christmas B.O.: ‘Hobbit’ Conquering; ‘Unbroken’ & ‘Woods’ Strong; ‘Interview’ Slides

4:00 AM: Franchises and family films continued to leave buckets of cash under the Christmas trees of the major studios as The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies powered back to No. 1 Friday over new titles Unbroken and Into the Woods with an industry estimate of $15.2M. Show More Summary

North Korea Blames U.S. For Internet Outage, Calls Obama A “Monkey”

More harsh rhetoric from Pyongyang tonight as the North Korean government pins blame for that country's Internet shutdown on the U.S., the Associated Press reports. The state-run Korean Central News Agency said that a spokesman for the...Show More Summary

Felicity Jones On Finding Jane Hawking’s Voice In ‘The Theory Of Everything’

Nearly every interview Felicity Jones has done over the past three years characterizes her as being on the cusp of stardom. But Jones says the cusp suits her just fine, as long as meaty characters continue coming her way. "I'm happiest when I'm discussing a script and working with interesting people," she explains. Show More Summary

Hilary Swank Hoping Pioneer Spirit Takes Her To The Oscar Stage For A Third Time

Few actresses win one Oscar--let alone two. Hilary Swank did it in just five years, for Boys Don't Cry and Million Dollar Baby, all before she turned 30. Since her first break in a 1990s Karate Kid sequel, Swank has come a long way in a short time to reach such a lofty plateau in the biz. Show More Summary

Oscars: Helmers Wonder If Some Best Picture Nominees Just Direct Themselves

The age-old question people ask every year is, "How can you have a best picture nominee without also nominating its director?" It's a good question, but the disconnect happens all the time. There is a great disparity between the 6,000...Show More Summary

Aereo To Sell Off Technology In Bankruptcy Deal

Aereo has reached a deal with broadcasters in U.S. Bankruptcy Court that will allow the former streaming service to auction off its TV technology — as long the the networks be allowed to monitor the process and examine any potential deal. Show More Summary

‘The Interview’ Up And Running In Canada On Sony’s Kernel

The Sony Pictures site dedicated to streaming its political comedy The Interview is now up and running in Canada, about 48 hours after the pic was made available to rent on VOD in the U.S. The movie is also available digitally at YouTube...Show More Summary

Veteran Producer Howard G. Barnes Dead At 100

Veteran film, TV & radio producer Howard G. Barnes died of natural causes December 8 at the Motion Picture Television Country House & Hospital in Woodland Hills, CA, his daughter Christie Barnes Stafford told the Los Angeles Times. He would have turned 101 tomorrow. Show More Summary

Fox News Channel And Dish Ratchet Up War Of Words Over Carriage Talks Stalemate

Dish customers are heading toward the one-week mark minus access to Fox News Channel or Fox Business Channel, after those networks' parent company could not reach agreement with the satellite TV provider on a new distribution deal. Finger...Show More Summary

‘Exodus’ Banned In Egypt; Morocco. May Face Struggle In Other Middle Eastern Countries

Ridley Scott's Exodus has been banned in Egypt after the country's head of censorship objected to the a number of “historical inaccuracies” in the epic Biblical tale. Deadline first reported weeks ago that Fox's revisionist take on Moses...Show More Summary

‘The Interview’ Box Office: Christmas Brings $1.04M But What Now?

Sony Pictures' The Interview is eyeing just more than $1M in Christmas Day theatrical box office from its 331 locations, according to studio estimates that dropped this morning. The $3,142 per-theater average marks a decent opening day...Show More Summary

LeBron James Return To Miami Helps NBA Ratings Rebound On ABC, Boosts ‘Grinch’

LeBron James' first game back in Miami since re-joining Cleveland highlighted NBA's Christmas Day coverage, airing in ABC's late-afternoon window once reserved for the LA Lakers and its star Kobe Bryant. Further indicating how Lakers'...Show More Summary

Neil Patrick Harris: “Watch Me Host The Oscars!” — Video

Neil Patrick Harris has a suggestion for a holiday gift for your family this season that “they'll never forget”.  Tell them to “Watch me host the Oscars!”, he says in this Oscars promo. The 87th Academy Awards will air live from the Dolby Theatre on February 22.

‘Mrs Brown’s Boys” Tops U.K.’s Christmas Ratings

Mrs Brown Boy's, Irish comedian Brendan O'Carrell's titular foul-mouthed Irish matriarch, once again came out on top as the most watched programme in the U.K. on Christmas Day. The special episode of the sitcom, which also boasted Christmas...Show More Summary

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