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Warner Bros sued by ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ author for – maybe – ripping off ‘Gravity’

Rizzoli & Isles author Tess Gerritsen is suing the makers of Gravity for ripping off her book. No, not the one about the spunky female detectives. Another one. According to Deadline, the complaint suggests Warner Bros were in breach of contract by using her 1999 novel Gravity as a basis for their 2013 blockbuster of the same name. […]

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’12 Years a Slave’ takes Best Picture at the 86th Academy Awards

12 Years a Slave prevailed over Gravity and American Hustle in what was one of the most hotly contested Oscars in years, walking away with the coveted Best Picture crown in Los Angeles yesterday. The film enjoyed two other victories, winning Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay. First-time film star Lupita Nyong’o collected the […]

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Sandra Bullock to earn “at least $70 million” for ‘Gravity’

Feeling sorry for Sandra Bullock, who has been largely steamrolled by the Cate Blanchett express this awards season? Yeah, prepare to not feel so bad anymore. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bullock is expected to collect “at least $70 million” for her work in Gravity. THR’s sources claim she was paid $20 million up front and […]

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’12 Years a Slave’ BAFTA’s Best Film but ‘Gravity’ dominates overall

Gravity dominated at the 62nd BAFTA Film Awards, picking up six awards including Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón and, weirdly, Outstanding British Film. (American studio Warner Bros. can thank British producer David Heyman for getting them into that category.) However, it couldn’t topple 12 Years a Slave for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ top […]

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American Hustle, Gravity are your leading 2014 Oscar nominees

The nominees for the 86th Academy Awards have been unveiled, hinting at the showdown between Gravity, American Hustle, and 12 Years a Slave for the big prize. Gravity and American Hustle scored 10 nominations a piece, followed closely by 12 Years a Slave, which earned nine. They’ll fight for Best Picture against Captain Phillips (6 […]

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American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave big winners at 71st Golden Globes

American Hustle was the big winner at the 71st Golden Globes, taking home Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Amy Adams), and Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Lawrence). Its three prizes amounted to the biggest tally of any film’s for the night. Oscar favourite 12 […]

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The Top 10 Films of 2013

By Simon Miraudo December 18, 2013 December: for avid list-makers, it’s the cinematic equivalent of Thunderdome. (Hundreds of movies go in. Only one comes out.) We’ve spent the past eleven months reviewing 2013′s releases as fairly and thoughtfully as possible, but that veneer of considerate criticism will be dropped in favour of sweet, sweet chart-making. […]

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’12 Years A Slave’ and ‘American Hustle’ lead the Golden Globe nominees

12 Years A Slave and American Hustle will go into the 71st Golden Globe Awards as the hot favourites to beat in their respective categories of Drama and Comedy. Olivia Wilde, Aziz Ansari, and Zoe Saldana announced the nominees in Los Angeles ahead of the upcoming 2014 broadcast, set to be hosted by Tina Fey […]

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The Top 10 Female Performances of 2013

By Simon Miraudo December 10, 2013 The performance that enraptured audiences most in 2013 was Jennifer Lawrence as ‘Regular Human Woman’ – an ambitious gambit that paid off spectacularly. So novel was the humanity emanating from this Hollywood actress, gifs of her playfully flipping off photographers and spilling all her mints during a press conference […]

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Watch the ‘Gravity’ spin-off short ‘Aningaaq’

Alfonso Cuarón, son and Gravity co-writer Jonás has directed a short companion piece to their epic sci-fi blockbuster. Titled Aningaaq, it concerns an Inuit man (Orto Ignatiussen) who [mild spoiler alert for Gravity] receives a distress call from an American astronaut. Warner Bros are submitting Aningaaq for Oscar consideration in the Live Action Short Film category: one of the few contests that inevitable Academy Award-scooper Gravity won’t […]

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The spaces between – Gravity review

By Simon Miraudo October 2, 2013 The old adage goes, ‘They just don’t make ’em like they used to.’ Alfonso Cuarón‘s Gravity should inspire a rephrasing: ‘They’ve never made anything like this before.’ Truly. Its VFX are bigger than your VFX. Even James Cameron – notorious egomaniac – conceded defeat after a viewing, declaring it […]

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The 10 most exciting spring films

By Simon Miraudo September 11, 2013 Winter’s gone, and with it the blockbuster season. We bid a fond adieu to the barrage of comic book adaptations, sequels, and debates about the destruction in Man of Steel and say bonjour to some more interesting fare. Yes, spring has sprung, and beside the blooming flowers come thoughtful […]

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Teaser Debut: Gravity

Ladies and gentleman, that recurring nightmare you’ve been having has been brought to life by Alfonso Cuarón! The teaser for his long-awaited Gravity has arrived online, and it’s about as claustrophobic and stressful as promotional materials get. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star as astronauts who are stranded in space following a technical malfunction. According […]

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Sandra Bullock defying Portman’s Gravity

Last week it was reported that Alfonso Cuaron had extended an offer to Natalie Portman to star in his upcoming sci-fi thriller Gravity. According to CinemaBlend, Warner Bros is nervous about having Portman carry the big budget feature alone, and is now courting Sandra Bullock for the role. The film centers around a woman left […]

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Natalie Portman to star in Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity?

Warner Bros have officially offered Natalie Portman the lead role in Alfonso Cuaron‘s upcoming sci-fi thriller Gravity. Portman jumped to the top of WB’s wishlist following the positive notices out of the Venice and Telluride film festivals for her performance in Black Swan. According to The Hollywood Reporter (who nabbed the exclusive): “[Gravity] centers on […]

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Cuaron’s Gravity will have 20-minute opening shot

Some interesting details have emerged regarding Alfonso Cuaron‘s upcoming sci-fi thriller Gravity, starring Robert Downey Jr. as a leader of a doomed space station team. The U.K. based special effects company Framestore have revealed details of the difficult task ahead of them. The Playlist have compiled their comments, which include Framestore’s claim that the project […]

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