Thursday, November 14, 2013

Oscar Voters Tough Choice: Important vs. Nice, Studio Release Date Changes To Know

Directors Weigh In On Other Directors’ Potential Oscar Contenders

Variety has the thoughts of directors on the work of their peers 2013 films, including: Ryan Fleck on Derek Cianfrance (The Place Beyond The Pines), John Turturro on The Coen Bros. (Inside Llewyn Davis), Julian Schnabel on Lee Daniels, and more. (VAR)

The Oscar Voter’s Quandary: Important vs. Nice

HitFix breaks down the Oscar race’s annual fine line for voters, often played to via ad campaigns, that juxtaposes a film that makes you feel vs. one that makes you think (i.e. The King’s Speech vs. The Social Network) and the difficulty in choosing between a film that’s kindly noble or a film that’s harder-edged than typical awards prospects. (HF)

Sony Takes ‘Fifty Shades’ Original Release Date With Jason Segel-Cameron Diaz Comedy ‘Sex Tape’

Variety on Sony’s two release date moves, partly inspired by successful 2013 summer trends, as Sex Tape will open August 2014, a month where broader adult comedies like We Are The Millers have shown mettle. Sony’s adaptation of the nonfiction paranormal thriller Beware The Night will open July 2014, the same month that launched horror hit The Conjuring. (VAR)

Release Date Changes To Know, From ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ to ‘Independence Day 2’

Latino Review has the original and shifted dates for Assassin’s Creed, The Monuments Men, The Fantastic Four, and more. (LR)

Death & Resurrection In A Single Reel: Killing Off Characters, But Not Really

Vulture’s vent about the trend in blockbusters, especially superhero flicks, that kills off a major character only to revive them minutes later, as opposed to traditionally waiting until the next film – or leaving them dead for good. (VUL)

Trailer Buzz: ‘Divergent’

The first full trailer for the March 21, 2014 release is here. Divergent stars Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Maggie Q, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Ashley Judd, Zoe Kravitz, and Theo James. (DH)

“Your platform for distribution is the world” : @MysteryExec Posts Hopes For Hollywood

The anonymous Hollywood exec Twitter account and social media hit @MysteryExec posts their first column for and explains why they started the account and what they want to bring back to the Industry. (TRIB)

Emma Thompson Reveals Forgiveness After Affair That Ended Marriage To Kenneth Branagh, Says It Imbued Her ‘Love Actually’ Performance

The Los Angeles Times on Thompson’s recent Sunday Times (Britain) interview where she revealed she’s forgiven Helena Bonham Carter for her affair with Thompson’s then-husband, Kenneth Branagh, which contributed to their 1995 split. (LAT)

MTV Revamps ‘The Real World’ With Return To San Francisco, Casting Twist

The Live Feed details MTV’s reality TV groundbreaker The Real World’s upcoming 29th season, also known as Real World: Ex-Plosion, as it returns to San Francisco for the first time in 19 years and puts the roommates’ exes in the house with them. (LF)

Self-Publishing More Than Doubles: Who’s Leading The Pack

Galleycat on Bowker’s self-publishing report that shows a 59% spike from 2011-2012 : that’s over 391,000 books, 40% of them eBooks. Amazon’s CreateSpace was the leader in print titles while Smashwords led in eBooks. (GALLEY)

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