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'Gravity' Wins 6 At 2014 BAFTAs But '12 Years A Slave' Takes Best Film & Actor

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 16, 2014 4:35 PM
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Gravity and 12 Years A Slave
After a few weeks off from awards ceremonies, the two-week homestretch of the season, ahead of the Oscars two weeks from now, gets underway tonight with the 2014 BAFTA Awards. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts have, in recent years, become an increasingly convincing predictor of which way the Academy will go, though as ever, there's always some differences (last year, for instance, saw "Amour" star Emmanuelle Riva take Best Actress).

Leonardo DiCaprio Talks His Work With Martin Scorsese, Says He Wants More Movies Like 'Wolf Of Wall Street' & More

  • By Alex Suskind
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  • February 14, 2014 11:02 AM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
“We got hipsters in the house!” This phrase makes even less sense now than when I heard Leonardo DiCaprio say it last night at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City, where hundreds braved the horrendous weather to hear him talk about his decade-long partnership with director Martin Scorsese. The panel, which included longtime Scorsese editor Thelma Schoonmaker along with screenwriter Terence Winter, was part of a two-day series highlighting all five films Scorsese and DiCaprio have collaborated on. As for the hipster comment, Leo had just asked those in the audience whether they had already seen "The Wolf of Wall Street," one of the most divisive films of 2013.

Watch: Martin Scorsese Talks About His Quaalude Adventures, Matthew McConaughey Explains 'Wall Street' Chant

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 12, 2014 10:44 AM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
While they'll have to wait until Oscar night to see if there's more to celebrate, the folks behind "The Wolf Of Wall Street" can go ahead a raise a glass anyway, as the film has crossed $300 million worldwide, becoming the biggest hit of Martin Scorsese's career. And the talent behind the film are doing one last push to get the word out.

Cristin Milioti Talks Alternate Ending Of Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2014 12:00 PM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
It speaks to the enduring curiosity of Martin Scorsese's much discussed 4-hour rough cut, that once again rumors of a "director's cut" on DVD have floated. But the director has long maintained he doesn't do that sort of thing, and the version you saw in theaters is the one he wanted you to see, though Scorsese did say last month that deleted scenes could surface. And could one of them be an alternate ending? According to Cristin Milioti, there was a conclusion that was different to the one you saw of Jordan Belfort weaving his manipulative magic as a motivational speaker.

Watch: 35-Minute Interview With Paul Thomas Anderson & Martin Scorsese About 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 23, 2014 10:36 AM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street, DiCaprio, Scorsese
Heavily cut in The UAE, banned in Kenya, and clumsily criticized for its supposed glorification of Wall Street antics, Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” continues to make waves, showing that the director hasn’t slowed one bit in his ability to provoke or renovate. Scorsese has discussed the film’s controversy a million times in his awards season run-up, but what better pleasure than to let him examine it with another supremely talented director?

Jonah Hill Says He Was Only Paid $60,000 For 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Plus Watch A New Clip From The Film

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 22, 2014 10:24 AM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
While the U.S. Justice Department investigates Jordan Belfort’s claim that he made no money on “The Wolf Of Wall Street”—he allegedly pocketed roughly $1.066 million—the actor who played Belfort’s right-hand man in the Martin Scorsese-directed epic hasn’t been shy about revealing the fee he received.

Watch: Run With 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Infographic & Video And Academy Award TV Spot; Film Banned In Kenya

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2014 9:44 AM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
Notching 5 Academy Award nominations yesterday, Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf Of Wall Street" survived the controversy and has been embraced both by the industry and audiences, with the film heading toward $100 million domestic. And now the film is rolling out to various international territories this weekend, and a pretty slick campaign has been put together for the financial world bacchanalia.

2014 Oscar Nominations: 'American Hustle' & 'Gravity' Nab 10 Nods Each, '12 Years A Slave' Close Second With 9

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 16, 2014 10:36 AM
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2014 Oscar Nominations: 'American Hustle' Leads The Pack With 10 Nominations, 'Gravity' & '12 Years A Slave' Get 9 Each
As the tradition goes, Hollywood is waking up bleary-eyed this morning to see if after months of campaigning, handshakes, personal appearances, interviews and more, their efforts will be rewarded with an Oscar nomination. For many actors, directors, screenwriters and more, it will mean being woken up by their excited agents and managers who will share with them the good news. For others, it will mean sleeping in and waking up in a few hours from, realizing they have sadly missed out. And so, with a fresh pot of coffee, we're here to let you know how this is all shaping up.

Is Jordan Belfort Lying About Not Making Money From 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2014 10:04 AM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
"For the record, I am not turning over 50% of the profits of the books and the movie, which was what the government had wanted me to do. Instead, I insisted on turning over 100% of the profits of both books and the movie, which is to say, I am not making a single dime on any of this. This should amount to countless millions of dollars and hopefully be more than enough to pay back anyone who is still out there....So, again, for the record: I am not making any royalties off the film or the books, and I am totally content with that," the real life Jordan Belfort claimed at the start of the new year in a Facebook post, addressing concerns that he was profiting off "The Wolf Of Wall Street." Is one of the financial world's slickest operators of all time, once again, twisting the truth?

Watch: Impressive VFX Reel For ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’, UAE Cinemagoers In Uproar As 45 Minutes Cut From Film

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 14, 2014 9:04 AM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
While they undoubtedly exist in the film, walking out of Martin Scorsese's “The Wolf of Wall Street” you'd swear a static, locked-down shot was absent from its three-hour entirety. That breathless display comes from Scorsese and his longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker, sure, but credit must also go to the visual effects team that knit the film together in a variety of subtle and surprising ways, as a new VFX reel shows.

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