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'Fed Up' Distributor Explains Battle With MPAA Over Poster

Late Wednesday, the Motion Picture Association of America reversed its ban on the poster for "Fed Up," a new documentary about the food industry and its impact on the health of Americans. The now-controversial one-sheet featured two M&Ms emblazoned with the letters "F" and "U," a representation of the movie's title and also a popular swear. Show More Summary

Archicritics: Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali's designs...

Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali's designs for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, Calif. garnered some extremely harsh reviews from LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, who calls the proposed extension a "giant albino Pac-Man gobbling up...

All Your Favorite Weed References in One Glorious Supercut

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Turns out, the American motion picture and music recording industry loves weed just as much the rest of us do. For more than 60 years, weed's been getting name-dropped in pop culture—from early propaganda videos like Reefer Madness to more recent celebrations of stoner culture like Half Baked. Show More Summary

Oscars 2015 Date Set For Feb. 22

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 87th annual Academy Awards will air live beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on ABC on Sunday, Feb. 22. The date, announced on Thursday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,...Show More Summary

Controversies : Controversial Art for Fed Up Documentary Gets Approval

Key art for Katie Couric's childhood obesity documentary Fed Up has been approved by the Motion Picture Association of America but only after some backlash. Deadline reveals that the MPAA's advertising administration initially rejected the art, which features two...

87th Oscars to Air Live on ABC Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network today announced the dates for the 87th Oscars.

Academy Sets 2015 Oscar Nomination Date For Jan. 15; Governors Awards On Nov. 8

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network today announced the dates for the 87th Oscars. The Academy Awards presentation will air live on ABC on Oscar® Sunday, February 22, 2015. Key dates for the...Show More Summary

Action Bill, A LEGO Stop-Motion Short Film About William Shatner Traveling Back in Time to Kill William Shakespeare

yesterdayOdd : Laughing Squid

The Austin, Texas-based motion picture studio AMAA Productions has created “Action Bill,” a LEGO stop-motion animated short film about William Shatner traveling back in time via giant robot to try and kill William Shakespeare. Shakespeare, who receives a little extra help from Patrick Stewart, has a few tricks up his sleeve for Shatner. Everyone at [...]

Joe Biden, Tony Goldwyn, Morgan Spurlock, and X-Men director Bryan Singer slated for ‘Creativity’ event

Add a politics-meets-tech-meets-movies mixer to the growing lineup of events surrounding the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner next month. The Motion Picture Association of America, Microsoft, and ABC News are hosting aShow More Summary

The Dogs of Architecture: The Worst Burns on the Academy Movie Museum, With Dogs

Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali's designs for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (an adaptive reuse of the underused May Company building on Wilshire and Fairfax) got (mostly) rave reviews from Curbed...

If You're Gonna Watch a Guy Drive Down a Motorway for 85 Minutes, It Might as Well Be Tom Hardy: A Preview of One-Man Motion Picture Locke

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Image from the poster / A24 And yes, that really is British actor Tom Hardy—looking a lot like French action star Christopher Lambert in this still—doing the driving in Locke, the upcoming film from director Steven Knight, the writer...Show More Summary

Five things you didn’t know about Moses

By Joel S. Baden, special to CNN (CNN) – Moses: the main character of the Torah, the paradigmatic law-giver and the star of multiple motion pictures. As Passover rolls around again and Jews the world over retell the story of Moses’s big moment, it’s worth remembering that there are aspects of Moses that haven’t made it […]

Kabul's Major Motion Picture

4 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Cinemas in Afghanistan were shuttered under the Taliban. But now audiences, all-male, flock to them to watch the latest Bollywood movies. Photographer Jonathan Saruk captured the buildings and their patrons.

Win passes to the Toronto premiere of TAPPED OUT starring Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida!

Got plans for April 24? Cancel them! Movie night! VVS Films and Hackybox Pictures are giving away tickets to the Toronto premiere of TAPPED OUT, the new mixed martial arts (MMA) motion picture starring former Ultimate Fighting Championship...Show More Summary

These Flying Dogs Are So Freaking Cute!

Eric Montamirez began taking "flying dog" photos by accident. He'd set up a GoPro camera at the dog park to "get some slow motion pictures of the pups running around," he says. "Lola just happened to jump right over the camera a fewShow More Summary

The Other Woman Wins MPAA Appeal For PG-13 Rating

The Twentieth Century Fox comedy The Other Woman is gearing up for its end of the month release. Along with unveiling a slew of trailers and clips, Fox also had to do battle with the Motion Picture Association of America to allow the film to reach as wide an audience as possible. Show More Summary

Lionsgate To Split Final ‘Divergent’ Sequel ‘Allegiant’ Into Two Films To Cap Hit Sci-Fi Franchise

EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate/Summit will adapt Veronica Roth‘s Divergent novel trilogy into a total of not three, but four films starring Shailene Woodley as the dystopian sci-fi heroine Beatrice “Tris” Prior, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger revealed today. Show More Summary

Celebrating the Art of Documentary

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

Just as the history of cinema is filled with questions and contestations — did the Lumière brothers invent motion pictures, or does the Edison company's kinetoscope deserve the credit? — so too is the history of documentary.

The UPoR on film incentives

For those not following the issue, N.C. State professor Robert Handfield produced a study for the Motion Picture Association of America claiming that state film incentives produced significant benefits for North Carolina. This drew a...Show More Summary

Art world veteran lands a major role in film academy's coming museum

Kerry Brougher, the interim director at the Hirshhorn Museum who has ties in the L.A. art world, will lead the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, set to open in 2017. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has plucked an established figure from the art museum world who has extensive knowledge of cinema to lead its highly anticipated $300-million movie museum.

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