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The Cinema Audio Society has announced nominees for the sound mixing organization's 51st annual awards. Nominees include "American Sniper," "Birdman" and, in a bit of a surprise given the narrative around the film, "Interstellar."http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/in-contention

‘G.I. Joe 3′: ‘Eagle Eye’ Helmsman D.J. Caruso in Early Talks to Direct G.I. Joe is one of many franchises that, back in 2014, Paramount announced would have a new installment in theaters for 2016; as of right now, though, the project is without a director. Casino Royale director Martin Campbell was the last candidate reported to be in consideration to helm the next live-action movie based on the 1980s Hasbro brand, but now it would appear the studio has another pick in mind. G.I. Joe: Retaliation helmsman Jon M. Chu was originally set to return for G.I. Joe 3, but he dropped out to go and direct Now You See Me: The Second Act. The G.I.

Director Ava DuVernay‘s “Selma” and Alan Hicks’ “Keep on Keeping’ On” took home the jury prizes at the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, with the winners being revealed on Saturday at Spencer’s Restaurant in Palm Springs, California. “Selma,” selected as the award show’s opening night film, took home the Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature. The story focuses on the U.S. Civil Rights movement in the 1960s and its leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Riskiest Box Office Bets of 2015 Each year Hollywood brings hundreds of new cinematic offerings to theaters – some are sure-fire hits (Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens  and The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron), while other big budget films’ financial futures are not quite so set in stone.

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.

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