Oscars News: Will ‘Interstellar’ be the ‘grandest adventure’ ever on film?

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey proclaims his upcoming film “Interstellar” will be “the grandest adventure I think any of us will ever see on film.” Directed by multiple nominee Christopher Nolan, the film is set for release on November 7. It chronicles a group of explorers making use of a newly-discovered wormhole to surpass all levels of space travel. Nolan himself compares the film to his blockbuster hit and Best Picture nominee “Inception.” Other stars include Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine, John Lithgow, and Ellen Burstyn. Empire

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Sasha Stone offers her latest “state of the Oscar” race for 2014. She reminds that we are currently in the “critics phase” where they can have huge influence on which films are being discussed and considered. However, some audience pleasers like “The Blind Side” and “The Help” have found a different approach and relied on high-powered celebrity parties. Several unseen films might still have a big impact on the race, including “American Sniper,” “Fury,” “Interstellar,” “Into the Woods,” “A Most Violent Year,” “Selma,” and “Unbroken.” Awards Daily

The 2014 AFI Festival will feature the world premiere of “A Most Violent Year” on November 6. The film is directed by J.C. Chandor and stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain. It is a thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history. It follows the lives of an immigrant and his family as corruption drags them down. Rope of Silicon

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Kevin Polowy  encourages you to watch a new video mash-up in tribute to director Paul Thomas Anderson. His latest Oscar contender “Inherent Vice” is screening for the first time this week at the New York Film Festival. The eight-minute video expertly blends clips from all of his previous movies: “Hard Eight,” “Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia,” “Punch-Drunk Love,” “There Will Be Blood,” and “The Master.” Yahoo Movies

India chooses the movie “Liar’s Dice” as its submission in the Oscar race for Best Foreign Language Film. Directed by Geetu Mohan Das, it was a somewhat surprising pick over “Mary Kom.” South Korea’s selection is “Sea Fog.” The final deadline for countries is October 1. See the full list of over 50 titles entered so far. Variety

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