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Meryl Streep in ‘Into the Woods’: A look back at her 19th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome

Meryl Streep in ‘Into the Woods’: A look back at her 19th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome
This article marks Part 19 of the 21-part Gold Derby series analyzing Meryl Streep at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at Meryl Streep’s nominations, the performances that competed with her at the Academy Awards, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the contenders.

After scoring her 18th Oscar nomination with “August: Osage County” (2013), Meryl Streep lined up a trio of promising projects for the following year. That 19th nomination would, no doubt, be lurking around the corner.

First, there was “The Giver,” the long-awaited film adaptation of Lois Lowry‘s best-selling dystopian young adult novel. The project paired Streep with, for the first time, two Hollywood heavyweights – Oscar winner Jeff Bridges and Australian director Philip Noyce. A late summer release, “The Giver” mustered decent box office receipts but was resoundingly trashed by critics.

Garnering warm reviews but a chilly box office reception was Streep’s second 2014 release,
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Meryl Streep in ‘August: Osage County’: A look back at her 18th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome

Meryl Streep in ‘August: Osage County’: A look back at her 18th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome
This article marks Part 18 of the 21-part Gold Derby series analyzing Meryl Streep at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at Meryl Streep’s nominations, the performances that competed with her at the Academy Awards, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the contenders.

In 2006, Meryl Streep and director David Frankel scored box office gold – the greatest financial success of Streep’s career at that point – with “The Devil Wears Prada.” Given her affection for working alongside filmmakers on several occasions, it was a sure thing the paths of Streep and Frankel would cross again.

They reunited six years later with “Hope Springs” (2012), a genial, breezy comedy-drama that at last paired Streep with Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones. While hardly a smash hit, the picture, which found both stars in fine form, was warmly received by critics and audiences alike. No Oscar nominations, however.

That
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Culture Dump #25: 4 Awkward Things That Happen at Awards Ceremonies

Awards season. That unapologetically back-slappy period where society’s richest and most privileged come together to reward each other with golden statues. While us ‘normies’ (that’s probably what they call us, right?) don’t get to partake in the fun, that doesn’t mean we come away empty handed. Our gift is getting to see first hand the stream of painfully awkward situations these live ceremonies often birth. Moments like…

People Getting Played Off

​Let’s start with the basics. Watching stars fumble through their acceptance speeches is often a hotbed for awkward award show moments. Not least of all when they start to get played off halfway through their ‘Thank You’’s, ‘I Love You’s’ and ‘Oh God, this is so unexpected’’s. Some throw caution to the wind, refusing to have their moment in the sun cut short. Others meanwhile start to get flustered and decide to power through,
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Michael Keaton To Star In ‘What Is Life Worth’

MadRiver Pictures announced today that Academy Award® nominee Michael Keaton (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Spotlight) is in negotiations to star in Academy Award® winner David Frankel’s (The Devil Wears Prada, Collateral Beauty) true-life biographical drama, What Is Life Worth. Additional casting is currently underway. Academy Award® winning producer Michael Sugar (Spotlight) will produce alongside Marc Butan, Sean Sorensen and Max Borenstein and Bard Dorros. Kim Fox will executive produce along with Riverstone’s Nik Bower and Deepak Nayar. Riverstone is financing.

Based on the acclaimed memoir by Kenneth Feinberg, the Black List script is penned by Max Borenstein. What Is Life Worth is an Erin Brockovich/Spotlight-type story of Ken Feinberg, a powerful insider D.C. lawyer put in charge of the 9/11 Fund, who in almost 3 years of pro bono work on the case, fights off the cynicism, bureaucracy and politics associated with administering government funds and in doing so,
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Michael Keaton Targets 9/11 Lawyer Biopic What Is Life Worth

MadRiver Pictures announced today that Academy Award nominee Michael Keaton (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Spotlight) is in negotiations to star in Academy Award winner David Frankel's (The Devil Wears Prada, Collateral Beauty) true-life biographical drama, What Is Life Worth. Additional casting is currently underway. Academy Award&#174 winning producer Michael Sugar (Spotlight) will produce alongside Marc Butan, Sean Sorensen and Max Borenstein and Bard Dorros. Kim Fox will executive produce along with Riverstone's Nik Bower and Deepak Nayar. Riverstone is financing.

Based on the acclaimed memoir by Kenneth Feinberg, the Black List script is penned by Max Borenstein. What Is Life Worth is an Erin Brockovich/Spotlight-type story of Ken Feinberg, a powerful insider D.C. lawyer put in charge of the 9/11 Fund, who in almost 3 years of pro bono work on the case, fights off the cynicism, bureaucracy and politics associated with administering government funds and in doing so,
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Captain America Becomes The First Avenger: Journey to Infinity War Part 5

Captain America Becomes The First Avenger: Journey to Infinity War Part 5
As we soldier on with our journey to Infinity War series, we take a look back at Captain America: The First Avenger, which I'll start talking about by saying this may very well be the most underrated move in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date. But first, just to recap, we've covered every single Phase 1 solo movie so far, including Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2 and Thor. That just leaves Cap. The First Avenger was the final piece of the puzzle Marvel Studios needed to put in place in order to make The Avengers happen.

This is a movie that I feel many could do well to revisit. We've all come to not just love, but adore Chris Evans as Captain America and much of that has to do with the excellent trilogy of movies his character has been privy to outside of The Avengers movies. However,
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Milla Jovovich Set To Star in New Sci-Fi Action Thriller Hummingbird

Milla Jovovich has made quite a fun career out of starring in sci-fi action thrillers. She's got a new project in development called Hummingbird in which she will play an assassin. The script for the film was written by John McClain, and it must have been good because it was on the Black List of best-unproduced screenplays. But... Paul W.S. Anderson is rewriting the script, so I'm sure he'll manage to ruin a perfectly good script. Marcus Kryler and Fredrik Akerström will direct the film. The previously directed the cinematic content for the video game Battlefield I.

The film is said to be in the same vein of Lucy and the Bourne films. According to Deadline, "the story centers on a female assassin whose latest mark catapults her on a journey of shocking self-discovery."

Olivia Munn was previously attached to the project, but I think Jovovich is a much better fit for it.
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Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson reteam for sci-fi thriller Hummingbird

In news coming out of the Berlin Film Market, Deadline is reporting that Milla Jovovich is set to headline the sci-fi action thriller Hummingbird, which is being directed by Marcus Kryler and Fredrik Akerstrom from a Black List script by John McClain. Jovovich’s husband, filmmaker Paul W.S. Anderson, will pen revisions.

Hummingbird is described as “in the vein of Lucy and the Bourne films” and follows a female assassin whose latest mark catapults her on a journey of shocking self-discovery. The film was previously set up with Olivia Munn in the lead role.

Jovovich has recently completed filming on the Hellboy reboot, where she portrays the villainous Queen of Blood, and will next appear in Rob Reiner’s Shock and Awe opposite Woody Harrelson and Tommy Lee Jones.

Kryler and Akerstrom gained attention with their directing work on the cinematic content for EA’s Battlefield 1, and recently signed on to helm another sci-fi thriller,
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Milla Jovovich to Replace Olivia Munn in Action-Thriller ‘Hummingbird’

Milla Jovovich to Replace Olivia Munn in Action-Thriller ‘Hummingbird’
In a pre-Berlin Film Festival signing, Milla Jovovich has come on board to star in action-thriller “Hummingbird,” based on John McClain’s Black List script.

Jovovich is the third actress cast in the lead role. Zoe Saldana was cast a year ago and replaced in the fall by Olivia Munn in the role of a black-ops assassin who begins to question her skills and training when she’s placed on a questionable assignment. Jovovich will be replacing Munn. Producers said Tuesday that “Hummingbird” will be in the vein of “Lucy” and the Jason Bourne film franchise.

Production will start in the summer. China’s Fundamental Films will produce the movie alongside Broken Road Productions. Marcus Kryler and Fredrik Akerström, who directed Electronic Arts’ “Battlefield 1” video game, will direct.

Paul W.S. Anderson is writing a script revision. Lionsgate is handling international sales. UTA and CAA are co-repping domestic rights.

Mark Gao and Gregory Ouanhon are producing the project
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Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner of 1990s: Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr, Joe Pesci … ? [Poll]

Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner of 1990s: Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr, Joe Pesci … ? [Poll]
The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in the 1990s went to many long overdue veterans of the industry. Actors like James Coburn, Jack Palance and Martin Landau finally earned Oscars in this decade, alongside then-newer stars like Cuba Gooding Jr and Kevin Spacey. What is your favorite Best Supporting Actor performance of the 1990s?

Read through a recap of their performances and vote in our poll below. (See 2018 Oscar predictions for Best Supporting Actor.)

Joe Pesci, “Goodfellas” (1990) — Joe Pesci won his Oscar with the most iconic role of his career. In “Goodfellas” Pesci plays Tommy DeVito, a blustering gangster who provides some of the funniest lines in the film. Pesci was previously nominated in Best Supporting Actor for “Raging Bull” (1980).

SEEWho’s your favorite Best Director Oscar winner of the 1990s: Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Jonathan Demme … ? [Poll]

Jack Palance, “City Slickers” (1991) — Jack Palance finally won his Oscar thanks to “City Slickers,
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France’s Cesar Awards Lavishes Nominations on Robin Campillo’s ‘BPM (Beats Per Minute)’ and Julia Ducornau’s ‘Raw’

France’s Cesar Awards Lavishes Nominations on Robin Campillo’s ‘BPM (Beats Per Minute)’ and Julia Ducornau’s ‘Raw’
As awards season takes over Hollywood, keep up with all the ins, outs, and big accolades with our bi-weekly Awards Roundup column.

– France’s Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences has unveiled the nominees for this year’s Cesar Awards – considered the country’s equivalent to the Oscars – with Cannes Grand Prize winner “BPM (Beats Per Minute)” leading the pack with 13 nods, including best film, best director, best editing, and best original screenplay. Other standouts included Albert Dupontel’s “See You Up There” (13 nominations), Mathieu Amalric’s “Barbara” (9 nominations), and “Bloody Milk” (8 nominations). Also of note, Julia Ducornau’s debut film, the vicious horror outing “Raw,” picked up 6 nods.

You can see the full list of Cesar nominations right here. This year’s ceremony will be held on March 2 at Paris’ Salle Pleyel.

Check out the rest of our Awards Roundup below.

– The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Sbiff) has
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Straight Outta Compton’s F. Gary Gray in talks to helm Men in Black Spin-off

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Author: Zehra Phelan

Straight Outta Compton and The Fate of the Furious director, F. Gary Gray is currently in talks to take the helm of the upcoming Men in Black Spin-off.

Sony and Amblin have been looking to reinvent the franchise since the final instalment of the franchise was released in 2012. With Gray, they are looking to bring the same success the franchise had with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, although the pair are not expected to return.

The spin-off has already been written by Iron Man scribes Matt Holloway & Art Marcum and the studio greenlit the picture on their draft. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are back as producers and Steven Spielberg will be executive producers. A release date of June 14, 2019, has already been set.

Sony have toyed with the idea of crossing the Men in Black universe with that of the Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill led 21 Jump Street,
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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Director Set For ‘Men In Black’ Reboot

F. Gary Gray, director of Straight Outta Compton and this past year’s Fast and Furious 8, is being lined up by Sony Pictures to reboot the Men In Black series.

The news comes via Deadline who say that Gray is now officially in negotiations to helm the movie, which is written by Iron Man scribes Matt Holloway & Art Marcum. The film is a go project at the studio, but sources say that neither Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones, who both starred in the first three movies, will return for more action.

The trade blog reiterates that this movie is not the 21 Jump Street crossover that still remains in active development.

More as we get it.

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F. Gary Gray in talks to direct Men in Black spinoff

Coming off the box office success of The Fate of the Furious, it seems that Sony and Amblin have identified F. Gary Gray as the man to launch its Men in Black spinoff, with Deadline reporting that the Straight Outta Compton helmer is now in talks with the studio.

Sony has been looking to reboot the franchise since the release of Men in Black 3 back in 2012, even going so far as to develop a crossover with the 21 Jump Street franchise. However, the plan now is to produce a reboot which will “acknowledge and build on the world” of the previous movies, albeit with new characters and a more global scale.

Matt Holloway and Art Marcum (Iron Man) have written the script for the reboot, which will see Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald back as producers and Steven Spielberg executive producing. Neither Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones are expected to return,
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The 7 Best Movies New to Netflix in February 2018

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Netflix isn’t exactly known for adventurous film programming, but their February lineup is even more geared toward comfort cinema than usual — not that we’re complaining. The world is a cold place these days, so it’s worth celebrating life’s small pleasures; say what you will about the state of our union, but we now live in a world where you can watch “Ocean’s Twelve” on your watch. Steven Soderbergh’s criminally underrated masterpiece is only one of the reliable standbys coming to the streaming giant this month: the heist sequel is joined by a Martin Scorsese classic, Quentin Tarantino’s two best movies, a current Oscar nominee for Best Foreign-Language Film, and more.

Here are the seven best films coming to Netflix this month.

7. “Mute” (2018)

Full disclosure: We haven’t actually seen Duncan Jones’ new film yet, but anything from the visionary director of “Warcraft” deserves
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Men in Black Spin-Off Gets Fate of the Furious Director

Sony Pictures' highly-anticipated Men in Black spin-off is moving full steam ahead, with the studio bringing in director F. Gary Gray to take the helm. The studio confirmed a summer 2019 release date back in September, but just a few weeks ago they moved it up from June 14, 2019 to May 17, 2019, which could indicate that the studio has put this on the fast track. Now that they already have a director on board, that could be the case, although it has yet to be confirmed when production is starting.

This project went through a few different incarnations at first, with Oren Uziel coming aboard in 2013 to write this spin-off, which became a hybrid of both Men in Black and 21 Jump Street, tentatively entitled Mib 23. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill were initially set to reprise their roles from the 21 Jump Street franchise, with James Bobin coming aboard to direct, but that project ultimately fell apart.
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F. Gary Gray is in Talks To Direct New Men In Black Film

F. Gary Gray, the director behind Straight Outta Compton and The Fate of the Furious is in negotiations with Sony Picture and Amblin Entertainment to direct the new Men in Black movie. I've enjoyed these most recent films that Gary Gray has made and it seems like Men in Black would be a solid project for him.

The script for the film comes from Iron Man scribes Matt Holloway and Art Marcum and the studio greenlit the picture on their draft. The producing team, which consists of Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Steven Spielberg, have been trying to figure out the best way to reboot the franchise. 

There's no word on what this next installment will entail, but we do know that it will feature a whole new cast. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will not return. And in case you were wondering, Sony Pictures is also still developing
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F. Gary Gray in Talks to Direct ‘Men in Black’ Reboot

That Men in Black reboot and/or spinoff is definitely happening, and now Sony Pictures and Amblin have zeroed in on a director. Deadline reports that The Fate of the Furious and Straight Outta Compton filmmaker F. Gary Gray is in negotiations to direct the new Men in Black movie, which will relaunch the franchise that began with Barry Sonnenfeld’s 1997 sci-fi comedy. That movie spawned two sequels, but Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are not expected to reprise their roles in this new film, which will effectively start fresh. Sony had considered the idea of using …
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F. Gary Gray in Talks to Join ‘Men In Black’ Revamp as Director

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F. Gary Gray in Talks to Join ‘Men In Black’ Revamp as Director
F. Gary Gray (“The Fate of the Furious”; “Straight Outta Compton”), is in talks to direct Sony’s planned fourth installment of the “Men In Black” series, individuals with knowledge of the film confirmed to TheWrap. The new film will not see Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith return to play Agents J and K, instead following a new pair of agents who work for the secretive New York agency that defends Earth from hostile aliens and helps friendly ones blend into human society without being discovered. The film is being compared to “Jurassic World” in that it will take the...
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F. Gary Gray in Talks to Direct ‘Men in Black’ Spinoff

F. Gary Gray in Talks to Direct ‘Men in Black’ Spinoff
“Straight Outta Compton” and “The Fate of the Furious” director F. Gary Gray is in talks to direct Sony Pictures’ “Men in Black” spinoff, Variety has learned.

The studio fast-tracked the project earlier this fall, setting Matt Holloway and Art Marcum to pen the script and dating a May 17, 2019, release.

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will not reprise their roles in the film, which is meant to launch a new franchise with fresh talent. Sony had originally planned on combining the “Men in Black” and “21 Jump Street” franchises, but have since tabled that idea.

The original movie followed Smith and Jones, who played agents of a secret organization, known as the Men in Black, and protected Earth from intergalactic bad guys. The first film was huge hit and produced two more sequels.

Sources tell Variety that the new leads will not be different versions of Smith’s Agent J and Jones’ Agent K, but rather
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