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BAFTA Nominations Announced; THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Leads with 11 Bucking conventional wisdom that a film released early in the year won't be a player in the awards race, Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel has remained a steady presence.  Today, it picked up 11 BAFTA Nominations (the BAFTAs are the British equivalent of the Oscars) including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor (Ralph Fiennes).  Other films nominated for Best Film included Birdman, Boyhood, The Theory of Everything, and The Imitation Game.  The last two did double duty by also being nominated for Best British Film alongside '71, Paddington, Pride, and Under the Skin

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As Ava DuVernay's "Selma" moves out into wide release Friday, just 10 days shy of the Martin Luther King holiday on Jan. 19, the film finds itself in a tug-of-war over accuracy and dramatic license.http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/in-contention

He's replacing Ken WatanabeFinally set to start work on his long-gestating adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s novel Silence, Martin Scorsese has had to make a quick casting change as Ken Watanabe dropped out due to a scheduling clash.

Box Office Prediction: ‘Taken 3′ vs. ‘Selma’ Welcome to the Screen Rant Box Office Prediction. Every week we put together an informal list of box office picks for the upcoming weekend – to offer readers a rough estimate of how new releases (and returning holdovers) will perform in theaters. For a recap of last week’s box office totals, read our box office wrap-up from The Woman in Black: Angel of Death‘s opening weekend – and scroll to the bottom of this post to see how our previous picks measured up. Full disclosure: Box office predictions are not an exact science.

TOP 5: SELMA, 10 Musicals for People Who Hate Musicals, BIG EYES, IT FOLLOWS Trailer, Staff Best of 2014 Lists Happy 2015, everyone. Here's to hoping you and yours enjoyed a safe and happy holiday. With all of the madness that comes with end of year festivities behind us, it's time to get back in the swing of things, starting with a recommendation. Available now on Netflix Instant is the great romantic dramedy The One I Love. Starring Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss almost exclusively, the film debuted at Sundance last year and is an impressively sure-handed feature debut from director Charlie McDowell and screenwriter Justin Lader.

Call me crazy, but I’m looking forward to Project Almanac. After a few delays, Paramount debuted the film at Comic-Con in July and reactions were pretty good. Now, months after that, the found-footage time travel film is finally hitting theaters on January 30. To gear up, Paramount has released five TV spots for the film, which, follows what happens when a group of teenagers discover a device in their house that makes time travel possible.

‘Selma’ Controversy Grows Over LBJ Clash with Martin Luther King On Civil Rights Days away from the wide release of “Selma,” a controversy around the film is gaining steam as historians take issue with its depiction of president Lyndon B. Johnson clashing with Martin Luther King, Jr.

UPDATE: Master Splinter & TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Concept Art Today, we have new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles concept art that was created by Jerad S. Marantz. The images feature alternate designs for Master Splinter and Leonardo, Raphael and Donatello. What's especially interesting is that his version of the Turtles were less bulky than the final versions. Update! Some images were removed at the request of the artist. The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians.

‘Selma’ to Screen in Selma, Alabama for Free “Selma,” the Golden Globe-nominated film about Martin Luther King Jr., will screen for free in the Alabama city that gave the film its title. “With deep gratitude to the people of Selma, Alabama, we are proud to share this powerful film depicting the historic events that took place there 50 years ago,” said Oprah Winfrey on behalf of the film’s producers. Winfrey costars in the movie as an African-American worker who joins the civil rights protests.

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