Kenneth Branagh Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh, Kt. is a British actor, director, producer and screenwriter from Northern Ireland. He has directed or starred in several film adaptations ... 10/29/2014 - 12:47 pm | View Website
The trick with these awards shows is to pick well in advance among the likely awards contenders and get them to show up--and their studios to buy tables--during the height of the awards campaign season.
Inevitably with the long lead time some misjudgments occur. The night's biggest star, accepting the Kubrick excellence award, was Robert Downey, Jr., whose "The Judge" did not sail with critics.
With Marvel Studios announcing that Captain Marvel will be getting her own movie in 2018, we reached out to Kelly Sue Deconnick, the woman who has been writing the comic book since Carol Danvers was re-branded as Captain Marvel in 2012. Believe it or not, she had no idea the announcement was coming.
"I was gobsmacked," she said.
Over the past two years the members were on their own, picking and choosing among the titles they were sent over the course of the year. That was Michael Moore's controversial rule change. The results were two excellent shortlists of 15 features, the best in years.
This year the branch returned to a version of the old rules, demanding that out of each packet the members screen a designated 20% and watch the rest as they have time.
Nightcrawler writer-director Dan Gilroy opens up about the Tim Burton Superman film that wasn't to be.
Speaking with IndieWire, Gilroy reveals that Burton's take on the Man of Steel planned to feature both Braniac and Doomsday, and would have been "a Superman for the ages."
The Bourne Legacy screenwriter says he came on board after Kevin Smith and Wesley Strick had penned drafts, and was taken in by Burton's approach to the film.