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The Complete List of Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners

independent spirit awardsThe 30th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards were given out at a ceremony on Saturday, February 21 in Santa Barbara, California with the awards being fairly divided between four movies with Alejandro Inarritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) winning the most awards with three.

Best Feature went to Alejandro Inarritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) but the award for direction was given to Richard Linklater for Boyhood.

Julianne Moore continued her run by taking the Independent Spirit Award for her lead performance in Still Alice, while Michael Keaton took the lead male performance for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and Patricia Arquette was honored for her supporting role in Boyhood.

Two awards were also given to Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash, for supporting actor J.K. Simmons and for Tom Cross’ editing, and two to Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler for Screenplay and First Feature. 

Birdman cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki’s award made it three for the movie that may be the frontrunner for tomorrow night’s Oscars.

Justin Simien received the Independent Spirit Award for First Screenplay for his film Dear White People, while Land Ho! took the John Cassavetes for Best Feature made for less than $500,000.

CitizenFour and Ida won for documentary and international film.

The Full List of Independent Spirit Awards Winners: 

Best Feature – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Director – Richard Linklater for Boyhood
Lead Male – Michael Keaton for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Lead Female – Julianne Moore for Still Alice
Supporting Male – J.K. Simmons for Whiplash
Supporting Female – Patricia Arquette for Boyhood
Screenplay – Dan Gilroy for Nightcrawler
Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Editing – Tom Cross for Whiplash
Best First Feature – Nightcrawler
First Screenplay – Justin Simien for Dear White People
John Cassavetes Award – Land Ho!
Documentary – CitizenFour
International Film – Ida
Robert Altman Award – Inherent Vice
Special Distinction Award to Foxcatcher
Piaget Producers Award –  Chad Burris, Elisabeth Holm and Chris Ohlson
Kiehl’s Someone to Watch Award – H., directors Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia
Lenscrafters Truer Than Fiction Award – The Kill Team, director Dan Krauss

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Hugh Jackman Wants to Continue Playing Wolverine Until He Dies

Hugh Jackman Wants to Continue Playing Wolverine Until He Dies

Despite previously indicating that his time as Weapon X could come to an end, Hugh Jackman says in a new interview he’d like to keep playing the character of Wolverine until he dies. Jackman tells Cigar Aficionado (via E! Online) that watching Michael Keaton in Birdman stirred something inside him.

“I said to my wife, ‘The moral is that I should never stop playing Wolverine. I’ve got to find a way to keep playing him until I die.’ I know that someday they’ll recast the role with another actor…I’d be happy if the role was eventually recast. It would mean that it had become iconic.”

He went on to talk about his mindset for each time he plays Wolverine, saying he hopes to push himself more and more each time.

“I always want to be in better shape than I was for the last one. I don’t believe in stagnation. People say they try to maintain the status quo. But I believe the natural cycle means you’re either advancing and getting closer to something or you’re receding…Every time I play Wolverine I want to go further, physically and emotionally.”

There’s been no official word if Jackman will play the character in X-Men: Apocalypse, set for release on May 23, 2016, though he has teased there’s a possibility of his return. In addition, a third Wolverine film is set for release on March 3, 2017 which Patrick Stewart recently said could be a team-up film between Logan and Professor Xavier. David James Kelly is scripting the film which will once again be directed by James Mangold.

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The Complete List of Cars in Fast & Furious 7

The Complete List of Amazing Cars in Fast & Furious 7

In a movie where the rides play as pivotal of a role as the actors driving them, the vehicles featured in the latest installment of The Fast and the Furious deserve some recognition. Furious 7 is slated to be one of the most action-packed installments yet and it’s no surprise that part of the $250 million budget went towards an impressive lineup of vehicles.

1970 Dodge Charger R/T
Dom (Vin Diesel) will continue to enjoy his classic black Charger from the first, fourth, and fifth installments. The vehicle is reported to feature 4×4 tires for at least some of the scenes, which should be interesting on a muscle car.

By now fans and casual followers alike should be able to recognize Dom’s Charger from the Fast & Furious series.

1970 Plymouth Barracuda
This black muscle car is the same one that appears at the end of Furious 6 and will make its return in the seventh installment. It’s likely the vehicle has an important role because several copies of the vehicle were reportedly spotted on the Los Angeles set.

This black Plymouth Barracuda will get a lot of screen time in Furious 7, & there’s speculation Dom (Vin Diesel) will be behind the wheel.

1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
This gray muscle car is expected to feature the same 4×4 tires as the 70 Charger. The vehicle will be heavily modified for off-roading abilities.

1989-94 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
?Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) has been spotted in several Japanese cars throughout the series and Furious 7 won’t be any different. You can expect to see him driving a black Nissan Skyline in the film.

Expect to see Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker) at the helm of this model. Throughout the Fast & Furious series his character has had an affinity for Japanese cars.

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT-8
This green and black ride will be spotted in various chase scenes. The newer body reflects the classic muscle car styling.

Furious 7, out April 3, will not disappoint with its showcase of modded and classic cars with impressive styling and speed.

2011 Bugatti Veyron
The French sports car will be spotted in white in some desert scenes through the film. The race scenes should be particularly gut-wrenching since these cars start at $2.25 million.

Ferarri 458 Italia
This sleek yellow ride from Italy will be in the same scenes as the 2011 Bugatti Veyron. A race at this price point is sure to be glorious but with The Fast and the Furious’s propensity for destroying beautiful vehicles, who knows what will survive.

The Fast & the Furious franchise is known for the destruction of expensive vehicles. Will this Ferarri survive?

2004+ Aston Martin DB9
A brand new Aston Martin DB9 goes for around a base price of $184,000, which is obviously no drop in the bucket. The car appears to be driven by the new lead antagonist, Deckard Shaw played by Jason Statham.

This Aston Martin DB9 has been cast as the villain car with Jason Statham behind the wheel in the upcoming Furious 7 film.

2014 Maserati Ghibli
The Maserati Ghibli is surprising low priced by comparison, coming in at about a $67,000 base price. The vehicle is rumored to be driven by Roman (Tyrese Gibson) and it will appear in some action-packed scenes.

Dreaming of owning your own Furious 7 car? Depending on your income, this Maserati Ghibli starting at $67,000 may be your best bet.

2011+ Subaru Impreza WRX STi
The Subaru Impreza is a popular vehicle for racing enthusiasts, particularly because of its low base price. Paul Walker’s character maintains his affinity for Japanese made vehicles and is expected to appear in this car.

This STi is coming to a theatre near you when Furious 7 hits theatres April 3, but is a common commodity at any local meetup.

Lykan HyperSport
The Lykan HyperSport was revealed as an addition to The Fast and the Furious franchise in a big way during this year’s Super Bowl spot. In the spot, Vin Diesel’s Dom jumps the car from one skyscraper to another! At $3.4 million, the Lykan HyperSport is the third most expensive car to ever be made.

The Lykan HyperSport was revealed as an addition to The Fast and the Furious franchise in a big way during this year's Furious 7 Super Bowl spot.

The vehicles featured in Furious 7 are expected to be amazing as is expected from the film series. Furious 6 featured 124 different cars and whether that number will be met or exceeded by this latest installment is yet to be known. However, you can expect to be blown away by the bevvy of classic and modern vehicles that will be featured throughout the film when it hits theatres April 3rd.

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Documentary Filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky Dead at 58

Bruce SinofskyIt’s with great sadness that we’ve learned that documentary filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky has passed away at the age of 58 from complications due to diabetes. 

The Oscar-nominated filmmaker was best know for his work with Joe Berlinger, starting in 1992 with Brother’s Keeper. Shortly after, they began to follow the case of the West Memphis Three, about three teens from Arkansas who had been accused, convicted and imprisoned of murdering three younger boys despite a lack of evidence. Their coverage of the case led to the documentary Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills and its follow-up Paradise Lost 2: Revelations a few years later. 

They then moved onto other things including Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, a look at a difficult phase in the career of the veteran metal band, but a few years later, there was movement on the case of the West Memphis Three thanks to the attention brought to the case from Berlinger and Sinofsky’s films and they returned to cover the developments in a third movie, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory. Before the film’s festival premiere, the three accused were released from prison after 18 years, which was added to the film, which went on to be nominated for an Oscar a few months later.

Sinofsky previously won an Emmy for his work on Paradise Lost and a Directors Guild Award for his work on Brother’s Keeper, as well as a Peabody, an Independent Spirit Award as well as an award from the Sundance Film Festival for his early work.

Sinofsky spent the last few years working on a number of television shows including the “Iconoclasts” for the Sundance Channel along with Michael Bonfiglio as well as as number of “Oprah Presents: Master Class” episodes for the OWN Network.

ComingSoon.net last spoke with Sinofsky and Berlinger three years ago for Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, having first met them while they were doing press for the Metallica doc Some Kind of Monster

Sinofsky was always the quieter of the two filmmakers, although he also had a great sense of humor, which was quite surprising considering the relatively grim subject matter of some of his films. 

(Photo Credit: PNP/WENN)

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Wonder Woman Set to Shoot This Fall!

Wonder Woman Set to Shoot This Fall!

Deadline brings word, in a story unrelated to the DC Cinematic Universe, that Gal Gadot will be suiting up as Diana Prince for her solo Wonder Woman film later this year as production will begin in the fall.

“Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead” director Michelle MacLaren will helm the upcoming movie, which features a script by Jason Fuchs (Ice Age: Continental Drift, the upcoming Pan). Gal Gadot will make her first cinematic appearance in 2016?s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Recent rumors have suggested that, as a franchise, Wonder Woman is being targeted for development as a trilogy with the first film planned to take place in the 1920s, revealing Themyscira’s first encounter with the outside world and Wonder Woman’s own experiences with a USA that still had a lot to learn about equal rights. 

Wonder Woman is set for release on June 23, 2017 with Justice League Part One to follow on November 10, 2017.

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Check Out New Photos from the Mission: Impossible V Set!

Mission: Impossible V

Although there were reports earlier today of a halted production, Mission: Impossible V writer and director Christopher McQuarrie was quick to deny rumors that a new ending would be scripted for the upcoming franchise sequel. Now, as new photos from the London set roll it, it seems pretty apparent that production is, indeed, in full swing and the film should be on track for its planned July 31, 2015 release. The below photos don’t seem to reveal any spoilers and should serve as a nice tease for fans looking forward to the big screen return of Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt. Check them out in the gallery viewer below!

Directed by McQuarrie (The Way of the Gun, Jack Reacher), Mission: Impossible V also stars Jeremy Renner (Marvel’s The Avengers, Kill the Messenger), Alec Baldwin (The Departed, “30 Rock”), Simon Pegg (Star Trek, The World’s End), Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Dawn of the Dead) Simon McBurney (The Last King of Scotland, The Theory of Everything) and Rebecca Ferguson (Hercules, The Red Tent) and features a screenplay by Will Staples and Drew Pearce.

No plot details for Mission: Impossible V have, as of yet, been released, but check back for updates as soon as they become available.

(Photo Credit: WENN.com)

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Batman v Superman Costume Designer Talks Aquaman

Aquaman Costume

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder revealed the first image of Jason Momoa as Aquaman this week and now toofab has talked to the film’s costume designer, Michael Wilkinson, about the look. Wilkinson has previously teamed up with Snyder for Man of Steel, Sucker Punch, Watchmen and 300.

“It has been a thrill and an honor to bring this iconic character to life for a modern audience,” Wilkinson said about the Aquaman design.

“Zack Snyder has a brilliant vision for making this character powerful and relevant,” he added. “I enjoyed designing a costume that reflects this vision and honors the character’s rich legacy.”

Former “Game of Thrones” star Momoa is set to first appear as the character in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, then will star in Justice League Part One in 2017, followed by the solo Aquaman movie in 2018.

Starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Jena Malone, Holly Hunter and Scoot McNairy, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, 2016.

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Game of Thrones Blooper Reel from Season 4 Revealed

Game of Thrones Blooper Reel

 HBO has revealed a blooper reel for the fourth season of “Game of Thrones” which you can watch below. 

Season 5 of “Game of Thrones” is set to premiere April 12 at 9 p.m on HBO, and will include new cast members Alexander Siddig, Toby Sebastian, Nell Tiger Free, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Jessica Henwick, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, DeObia Oparei, Jonathan Pryce, Hannah Waddingham, Enzo Cilenti, Michael Condron, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.

Series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss return as executive producers and showrunners for Season 5, which will be based mostly on the fourth and fifth novels of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series, “A Feast for Crows” and “A Dance with Dragons.”

Don’t miss the Game of Thrones Season 5 trailer.

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