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What Marvel Has To Change if They Hire Ava DuVernay Call it the Wright-Jenkins Problem. It’s the state of tension between Marvel and a director with a strong vision. Obviously it’s not something unique to the superhero studio (directors have been leaving projects over “creative differences” since cameras were invented), but this particular problem is inherent in the way that Marvel has done business since launching Iron Man. Contrary to the current narrative, the issue of clashing directorial minds doesn’t stem from Marvel wanting or calling up work-for-hire filmmakers.

Best Picture Nominee 'Selma' Returning to Theaters This Weekend Even though you can probably still catch Selma in some theaters right now, Paramount Pictures is sending the Best Picture nominee back to even more theaters starting this weekend in honor of the 50th anniversary of the historic march depicted in the drama. And the good news is that if you go see Selma during the encore engagement (find out where it will be playing right here), when you buy one ticket, you'll get one free. This is a beautiful, powerful drama, and if I had seen it before the end of last year, it would have been in my Top 10 Films of 2014.

We're days away from the Oscars, and this year has been one that has seen a lot of controversy emerge over the lack of diversity and representation among the nominees. The very well-reviewed "Selma," in particular, cited as a "snub" with only two nods (Best Picture, Best Original Song). It's a complex issue, a conversation that is ongoing in Hollywood, and one that needs thoughtfulness in its approach.

Visual Effects Society Awards: Complete List Of Winners   J.J. Abrams received this year's VES Visionary Award   The Visual Effects Society held their thirteenth annual Awards ceremony on Wednesday night at the Beverly Hilton in California. The biggest win of the night went to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which took home the coveted award for Outstandind Visual Effects In A Live-Action Motion Picture.  On the Television side, the big winner was Game of Thrones, which beat out The Flash, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

  J.J. Abrams received this year's VES Visionary Award   The Visual Effects Society held their thirteenth annual Awards ceremony on Wednesday night at the Beverly Hilton in California. The biggest win of the night went to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which took home the coveted award for Outstandind Visual Effects In A Live-Action Motion Picture.  On the Television side, the big winner was Game of Thrones, which beat out The Flash, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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.

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Selma

Ava DuVernay
December 25, 2014
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Drama

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