UPDATE: "Birdman" has won the Oscar for Best Picture and put it on the same path as Best Director this year. That hasn't happened for the last two years. "Birdman" marked another recent win for a movie about show business.
"Birdman" gets a hearty boost as Alejandro Inarritu wins the Directors Guild of America award last night (Feb. 7). It is now the Oscar front-runner as the directors are a good indicator of what is to come.
UPDATE: As noted below, the actual box office figures would need another look over a weekend like this past one. It is now certain that "American Sniper" took in less than the estimate and is not the record for Super Bowl weekend.
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Tim McGraw got a call from the academy and it had nothing to do with a country music award. This academy has something to do with movies - and music. It was the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
"American Sniper" played much bigger than expectations once again as it easily retains its box office crown.The estimate take for its second wide release weekend is $64.37 million. Going in, that figure was looking at around $40-50 million.
"Birdman" just hauled in the top prize from the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and adds more drama to an uncertain Best Picture Oscar race. Both "Boyhood" and "Birdman" have been battling it out during award season.
UPDATE: It looks like the movie that gained greater on the Martin Luther King Jr holiday was "American Sniper" and not "Selma." Add $2 million more to "American Sniper" as it beat expectations all weekend long.
UPDATE: Sony has announced today (Dec. 24) that they will upload "The Interview" to You Tube. Now, in theaters and offered up on You Tube for a movie that would have never gotten this much attention had it gone on as scheduled.
Nicolas Cage and Ron Pearlman in 'Season Of The Witch'
'Lego Movie" builds a win.
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Nikki and Nora
Along with sonically casting past and present singers in her work, Kat Edmonson extends her cinematic approach in her songwriting. “I’m pretty visual,” she explains, “I see scenes when I’m writing a song — in my mind I'm directing a whole scene in a film.”
Folk music movie hits the right notes.
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Christian Kane, Gina Bellman, Timothy Hutton, Beth Reisgraf and Aldis Hodge on Leverage: Season 3
Just in time for the holidays.
Iranian film-maker Jafar Panahi wins the Berlin Silver Bear award in 2006 for his film 'Offside' and now he wins the Sakharov prize
Zach Galifianakis and Robert Downey, Jr. in 'Due Date'
Aldis Hodge and Timothy Hutton on Leverage: Season 3
Hal Douglas, movie trailer voiceover actor, dead at 89
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