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Exclusive: David Oyelowo In Four New Selma UK Posters The ides of marchDespite its Best Picture nomination, Selma is currently billed as the Film The Oscars Forgot. But don't let that Academy Awards snub and its ensuing fallout, likely to linger into a second week, dampen your anticipation. Ava DuVernay's account of Martin Luther King's march in Selma, Alabama in March 1965 features a powerhouse turn from David Oyelowo and has plenty else to commend it. It also boasts four new UK posters, timed to commemorate Martin Luther King Day. Click below for a closer look.

‘Selma’ Snub Means Diversity Is Still Sparse in a White Hollywood Let’s tell it straight – the Motion Picture Academy snubbed “Selma” on Thursday morning, one of the movies this season that seemed to have passion, momentum and the weight of history on its side. Yes, I know the film won a Best Picture nomination. But it was snubbed in the writing, directing and acting categories. That’s a surprise. Certainly “Selma” is not a perfect film. But few could argue with David Oyelowo’s stirring performance as Martin Luther King, Jr.

'Poltergeist' Remake is an Adventure Movie About Child Abduction… You Know, For Kids One of the more curious horror releases arriving this year is the remake of ‘Poltergeist,’ starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Jared Harris. Remake or no, that is one enticing cast of talented people. The remake is based on the 1982 horror classic directed by Tobe Hooper and produced by Steven Spielberg, and up until now, we haven’t known a whole lot about it—aside from the fact that it will be presented in 3D (insert eye roll). A new interview with Rockwell provides some new details about the project, and doesn’t make it sound all that scary. Continue reading…

New International CHAPPIE Trailer Features Lots Of New Footage After being kidnapped by two criminals during birth, Chappie becomes the adopted son in a strange and dysfunctional family. Chappie is preternaturally gifted, one of a kind, a prodigy. He also happens to be a robot. Chappie stars Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er, Jose Pablo Cantillo, with Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman. The script was written by Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell.

The Oscars Need Selma More Than Selma Needs The Oscars Paramount Pictures A renewed forehead slapping routine has hit the echo chamber of awards season watchdogs because Selma has, once again, come up short on the nomination front. This time it’s the short list for the Directors Guild, which looks 80% like photographs of the same man taken at different ages. It’s unfortunate, but regular people don’t care about these awards. They’re important as a barometer within the professional community, but  there’s no need for anyone outside of that to care.

Spy Red-Band Trailer: Melissa McCarthy is Already the Funniest Secret Agent in Years Twentieth Century Fox To say that Spy looks like the funniest comedy of its kind in years isn’t saying much, especially if we’re talking broad Hollywood releases. In her latest collaboration with director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids), Melissa McCarthy follows some really terrible vehicles starring Jackie Chan, Rowan Atkinson and Steve Carrell for something that looks familiar right down to the font of the credits.

George Lucas Confirms He Was Working on STAR WARS Sequels before Selling Lucasfilm to Disney A great sigh of relief went out among fans when they learned George Lucas wouldn't be involved with the Star Wars sequels following the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney.  Instead, he's moved on to an original property by writing the story for the upcoming animated family film, Strange Magic.  However, since he's doing press for that film, he's still going to get asked about Star Wars, and thankfully he's been willing to comment on the upcoming sequels. Over a year ago, we reported that Lucas had been working on Star Wars: Episode VII before Disney acquired Lucasfilm, and he confirmed this report

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