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"Noka: keeper of worlds" Trinidadian born filmmaker Shaun Escayg has worked in VFX for more than a decade. He loves to create and manipulate images, especially when it comes to anything supernatural, as he is a huge monster film fan. For inspiration, he often draws upon his own heritage and love of Caribbean folklore, which has a variety of dark creatures in its beliefs, myths, tales and practices. In this type of folklore, the supernatural exists side by side with humans, and Shaun decided to explore this theme in his short film "Noka, keeper of worlds" which he wrote and directed. In order to bring the Caribbean's dark creatures to life, Shaun relied on his expertise in VFX, but when it came to capturing the live action, he needed a very specific camera to support his workflow. ...Read More »
Patrick Schwarzenegger Hops on Board the Male Headband Trend By Clip Syndicate First One Direction’s Zayn Malik was spotted wearing one on Ellen and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and now Miley Cyrus’s new man Patrick Schwarzenegger has been seen wearing a headband during his jog on Thursday. Besides the questionable fashion choice, things have been heating up with Patrick and Miley of late. This past Tuesday night, the couple attended the MAC Cosmetics and MAC AIDS Fund premiere of the HIV/AIDS documentary It's Not Over. ...Read More »
De Niro Ends Assessment Fight With Upstate NY Town By Clip Syndicate Robert De Niro says he'll reimburse a town nearly $130,000 in legal fees it spent defending its assessment of the actor's upstate New York property. The agreement was first reported Tuesday by The New York Times. The trust that owns the compound on De Niro's behalf had been battling the 98-acre property's $6 million assessment, resulting in a lengthy court case. The Times reports De Niro's estate includes two guesthouses, a barn converted into a recreation center, a swimming pool, a boxing ring and film production suites.

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Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger's Romantic Date Night By Clip Syndicate Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger have been pretty much inseparable lately! The good-looking couple stopped by the MAC Cosmetics and MAC AIDS Fund premiere of the HIV/AIDS documentary "It's Not Over" in West Hollywood last night, but made sure to stay under the radar. Shortly after the event, the pair grabbed a bite to eat at nearby eatery, RivaBella. Cyrus and her new beau arrived through the back door and shared a truffle pizza and pasta dish during their romantic late-night dinner. ...Read More »
James Cagney's 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' Oscar to Hit Auction Block By Clip Syndicate Auction house Nate D. Sanders said, the late James Cagney's best actor Oscar statuette for the 1942 musical "Yankee Doodle Dandy" is expected to fetch at least $800,000 when it goes up for auction on Thursday in Los Angeles. Cagney was one of the most enduring performers of Hollywood's golden era having starred in films like 1949's "White Heat" and 1938's "Angels with Dirty Faces." He was nominated for three Academy Awards.

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German World Cup Documentary Pulls in Crowds Despite Bad Reviews By Clip Syndicate A behind-the-scenes documentary film about Germany's successful campaign to win the 2014 soccer World Cup in Brazil pulled in the crowds in Germany on its opening weekend, despite woeful reviews. Critics assailed "Die Mannschaft" as a sugar-coated, corporate PR-style production, a far cry from a more critical and stirring movie by independent filmmaker Soenke Wortmann about the 2006 World Cup, which Germany hosted. The 85-minute film, which premiered on Thursday on 600 of Germany's 2,000 cinema screens, includes some of the key moments of Germany's six wins and one draw en route to winning the cup with a 1-0 victory over Argentina.

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New Screenwriters Honored With Nicholl Awards By Clip Syndicate Five screenwriters new to Hollywood have already earned the film academy's stamp of approval. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented its annual Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Thursday at its Beverly Hills, California, headquarters. The winning screenplays were chosen from more than 7,500 submissions. Winners receive $35,000 and guidance from academy members as they complete a feature-length screenplay during their fellowship year.

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Andy Serkis Reveals 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Secrets in Blu-ray Extra By Clip Syndicate Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was the summer's blockbuster for the thinking man, tackling issues as broad as what it means to be human and what our place is on the planet. Andy Serkis and director Matt Reeves spent a long time thinking about these issues and open up about the topic in an extra feature that will be available when the film is released in Blu-ray.

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Image Entertainment Picks Up Hugh Grant Comedy 'The Rewrite' for U.S. By Clip Syndicate Image Entertainment has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the Hugh Grant - Marisa Tomei comedy The Rewrite . The Castle Rock-produced film is the fourth collaboration of Grant and writer-director Marc Lawrence , following Music & Lyrics , Two Weeks Notice and Did You Hear About the Morgans? It centers on a screenwriter played by Grant, who once had it all Fifteen years later, he's divorced and broke, so when his agent arranges him a teaching job at a small university in New York, he grudgingly takes the position while hoping to write a new script. His perspective starts to change when he gets to know his students, including a single mom, played by Tomei, looking for a fresh start.

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Microsoft Gives Lumia Phones the Video Editor They Deserve By Clip Syndicate Microsoft may be ditching the Nokia name but Lumia's cameras keep getting better and better. And better cameras need better software. Microsoft released a new video-editing app for Windows Phone Thursday that enables Lumia users to easily create and edit movies.

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