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What's Goin' On? 6 Movies Pushed To 2014 And Why They Moved

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 24, 2013 4:30 PM
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6 Movies Pushed Into 2014
Movies are dropping like flies from the Oscar season this year. Or rather, that seems to be the conventional wisdom out there as a handful of pictures have moved out of the awards season, switched dates or been punted into 2014. And you’ve heard time and time again that it’s a crowded season this fall and winter. And it is, but it’s really no more crowded than any other year -- this prestige season is always busy and there are always casualties and movement. Sure, the Oscar landscape is changing, and there’s been seismic shifts under our feet. George Clooney’s “Monuments Men” is now landing in February, what everyone thought was a surefire Oscar nominee in “Foxcatcher” has moved to unknown lands in 2014 and several other pictures thought to be 2013 Academy contenders have also adjusted plans.

Harvey Weinstein Now Battling Director Olivier Dahan Over Cut Of 'Grace Of Monaco'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2013 9:03 AM
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Grace Of Monaco, Nicole Kidman
Harvey Weinstein's reputation precedes him, but it's a complicated one. While the producer has been known for championing difficult movies, and using the full power of the PR machine to get the word out about his movies, he's equally reputed for his battles with filmmakers over the edits of their films. And it's the latter quality that's getting the most attention in the past couple of months. Word of Bong Joon-ho's displeasure at having to recut "Snowpiercer" for Harv is already surfacing, and now another director is airing his grievances about the producer meddling with his film.

'Grace Of Monaco' Gets Not-So-Awards-Friendly Spring 2014 Date, Harvey Weinstein Wants 'Scream 5' To Happen

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 1, 2013 10:22 AM
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Last week saw the latest Weinstein Company-backed biopic “Grace of Monaco” formally drop out of this year’s Oscar race with Harvey Weinstein citing the film’s incompletion for the delay, saying it “just wasn’t finished, the sound, anything.” While Weinstein promised a full-court press for the Nicole Kidman-led film when it was released, we’re not sure the film’s new date bodes well for the biopic.

Harvey Weinstein Calls 2013 Awards Race "The Most Competitive Season I've Ever Seen," Praises 'Prisoners'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 30, 2013 11:04 AM
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If there is one person who knows the ins and outs of any award season, it's Harvey Weinstein. The producer extraordinaire has been behind countless campaigns, and knows how the system works backwards and forwards, and more than any prognosticator, his feelings on the 2013 race certainly carry with them some tremendous weight. And if Harvey is sensing the field is one of the toughest he's been part of, then you know it's going to be an interesting few months leading up to the Oscars.

Oscar Pool Shrinks As 'Grace of Monaco' Bumped To Spring, 'Wolf of Wall Street' Debates Move To 2014

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 24, 2013 9:23 AM
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The recent talk around TIFF and Venice ushered in a seasonal change, away from the flurry of big-budget tentpoles and into the onslaught of Oscar talk. “12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity” were the big names coming out of those two festivals for awards consideration, but while the other studios are by no means backing down in terms of pushing their hopeful entries, the rush to the finish line has made one remove their film from the race completely, and another possibly face the same fate with Martin Scorsese's latest.

Watch: First Teaser Trailer For 'Grace Of Monaco' Starring Nicole Kidman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 16, 2013 8:01 AM
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While certain Oscar prognosticators have already called the awards season race over and given all the awards to "12 Years A Slave," there is still months to go and lots of pictures to come into play, and one that has been behind the curtain thus far is "Grace Of Monaco." Skipping the fall festival circuit, the latest effort from "La Vie En Rose" helmer Olivier Dahan tackles another historic figure, this time from the movie world, although in tale that has little to do with the action on set. And now we have our first look.

Adjust Your Calendar: '12 Years A Slave' Moves Up Two Months For October Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2013 12:02 PM
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12 Years A Slave
Of course, making Oscar predictions this early in the game is a fool's errand, with six months to go until the end of the year, campaigns are starting to take shape and the picture for the awards season is beginning to get a little bit clearer. And one move that's already on the tip of everyone's tongue is Steve McQueen's star-studded "12 Years A Slave." And feeling the hype, Fox Searchlight is looking to make the movie their Oscar horse.

Cannes 2013: The Weinstein Sizzle Reel Showcases 'Grace Of Monaco,' 'Mandela' & More, Only Occasionally Sizzles

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 17, 2013 4:43 PM
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Cannes 2013 TWC Sizzle Reel
In what has apparently become something of a tradition on the Croisette, this evening saw a select group of journalists forgo tempting Official Selection screenings to attend instead the starry, champagne-fuelled preview of The Weinstein Company’s forthcoming slate. Perhaps not quite as salivating a prospect as last year’s auteur-heavy brand-new lineup, which included early glimpses of “Django Unchained,” “The Master,” and “Silver Linings Playbook” it’s still a mark of TWC’s high standing on the awards circuit that what is essentially an invite-only marketing event got so many clamoring to attend. Well, that and the canapes (foie gras toastinis, breaded shrimp and mini eclairs, if you must know). Oh, and the presence of the legendary Harvey Weinstein.

New Image Arrives Of The Cast Of Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac,' Part One Opens In Denmark On Christmas Day

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2013 9:19 AM
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Cannes is underway, and it's a quieter place without Lars Von Trier there. Despite guesses from some, the Danish auteur isn't on the Croisette with his latest, "Nymphomaniac," but it's not because of the outrage he caused in 2010 with his comments about Hitler, but instead because the sex-laced two-part epic simply isn't ready. Still, there is a presence of some kind, as the films' backers have used the festival to unveil an image that shows the film's starry cast in various suggestive positions.

The Weinstein Company Sets Oscar Release Dates For Nicole Kidman's 'Grace Of Monaco,' Meryl Streep In 'August: Osage County' & More

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 2, 2013 12:22 PM
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Maybe they were reading our Premature Oscar Predictions? Just days after our series ended, looking way far at the horizon of next year's potential Oscar nominees, The Weinstein Company has dated four films of their late fall awards season hopefuls. Obviously, those films were going to land in Oscar season regardless, but kudos to our features for being on point; Harvey and co. will be driving hard the very films we had touted as potentially strong contenders for next year's Academy season.

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