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‘Blame!’: Netflix’s Adaptation of Japanese Manga Cyberpunk Masterpiece Gets a New Trailer and Release Date — Watch

2 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Manga fans displeased by the changes made to “Ghost in the Shell” for this year’s live-action adaptation starring Scarlett Johansson (whom you may have noticed is not, in fact, Japanese) might have something to root for in “Blame!” Netflix has released the trailer for its take on Tsutomu Nihei’s beloved manga, which we’re assured has long been considered “visually impossible” to adapt. Watch below for a glimpse of how the streaming service fared.

Read More: TV Imports: The Best Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Acquired Series You’re Not Watching

Here’s the synopsis: “‘Blame!’ is set in the distant future where what’s left of the human race resides within the Megastructure, a vast and dangerous labyrinth that has grown wild and out of control. Thrown into this world is the mysterious Killy, a strange individual who is on a quest to bring civilization back from the brink of oblivion. »

- Michael Nordine

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Spirit Awards: ‘Moonlight’ Dominates En Route to the Oscars

21 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Four of the last five Film Independent Spirit Award winners for best feature have gone on to secure the best picture Oscar. But that wasn’t always the status quo. Rather, it’s indicative of the Academy Awards’ slow evolution into something resembling the Spirits.

The last best feature Spirit winner to sit out the Oscars’ top race was “The Wrestler” in 2008, which was notably the last time the Academy’s best picture field was limited to five nominees. Since that shift, every Spirit champ has also been Oscar-nominated for best picture (some fudged in thanks to softly governed budgetary limitations).

Why? You have to go back to that very critical Academy decision eight years ago, expanding the best picture field first to 10 nominees, then to anywhere from five to 10 depending on how Byzantine math unfolds. It was a move meant to open the door to popular films, but instead »

- Kristopher Tapley

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‘Toni Erdmann’ Remake: Maren Ade Praises Jack Nicholson, Says She Will ‘Definitely Not Be Involved’

22 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After winning a Spirit Award for best international film, “Toni Erdmann” director Maren Ade stepped into the backstage press tent where the media was interested in asking her one question in particular: What does she think of the news that her film is set to be remade with Jack Nicholson touted to play a central role?

“It’s a bit funny because I always had the feeling that it was a movie that could be remade,” she said. “When we were shooting it was one of my favorite jokes to say, ‘It doesn’t matter if it’s not perfect, it will be done better in the remake,'” Ade said.

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When asked if she would be a part of the remake, Ade dismissed rumors that she would be involved.

“That was a wrong announcement maybe, or it was misunderstood, I will definitely not be involved, »

- Will Thorne

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2017 Independent Spirit Awards: The Best Things Winners Casey Affleck, Isabelle Huppert and More Said Backstage

22 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Film Independent Spirit Awards pride themselves on doing things a little bit different, happily throwing one heck of a party the afternoon before Oscar Sunday (on the beach in Santa Monica, lubricated by a pre-show cocktail “hour” that clocks in closer to three) to honor the best in indie film. This year’s outing was no different, aided by characteristically amusing hosts Nick Kroll and John Mulaney and featuring a batch of impressive winners.

The nominees list was heavy on the “Moonlight” and “American Honey” nods, and the final awards tally leaned firmly to the “Moonlight” camp (filmmaker Barry Jenkins, quite charmingly, used his Best Director acceptance speech to call out other directors he loved from the category, including “American Honey” filmmaker Andrea Arnold), with the film picking up a stunning six awards.

Each winner happily shuffled backstage to chat with press after their wins, often serving up some of the most notable, »

- Kate Erbland

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Casey Affleck Slams Trump Administration’s ‘Abhorrent’ Policies in Spirit Awards Speech

23 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

During what was a mostly apolitical ceremony — especially when compared with those of the awards season so far — Casey Affleck took his moment at the Spirit Awards podium to call out the Trump administrations’ “abhorrent” policies.

Affleck won best lead actor at the independent film awards on Saturday for his role in “Manchester by the Sea.”

After Affleck grabbed his trophy and gave initial thanks, he expressed some hesitation about saying anything political.

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“Now I’m going to do something that I know I shouldn’t do,” he said, sounding trepidatious. “I should just whisper it in the bathroom, and I have whispered it to myself in the bathroom.”

Then he resolved, “But I feel like increasingly my kids don’t listen to me unless it’s something I say on TV.”

And, with that, Affleck took aim at the White »

- Seth Kelley

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Spirit Awards: ‘Moonlight’ Wins Best Feature Film Award

25 February 2017 1:46 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age drama “Moonlight” won the best feature award at the Spirit Awards on Saturday. The film dominated as it won six awards total including prizes for director and screenplay.

Moonlight” won the feature award over “American Honey,” “Chronic,” “Jackie” and “Manchester by the Sea.” The trophy went to producers Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Adele Romanski.

Casey Affleck won best actor for his role in “Manchester by the Sea” and Isabelle Huppert took the best actress trophy for her role in Paul Verhoeven’s thriller “Elle.”

Affleck blasted President Donald Trump without naming him in his acceptance, saying, “The policies of this administration are abhorrent and will not last.”

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Huppert gave strong support to the role of independent film, saying, “Good cinema is independent — it’s independence that makes art win.”

Moonlight’s” Joi McMillon »

- Dave McNary

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6 Ways the Oscars Could Make History This Year

25 February 2017 12:09 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 89th Academy Awards are almost here, and with it come several opportunities for history to be made. Some chances may be long shots (how awesome it would be if Bradford Young won Best Cinematography), but others are as close to sure things (Damien Chazelle and Barry Jenkins would both make history as Best Director winners).

Below are six ways this year’s Oscars could make history. The ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, airs Sunday evening at 8:30pm Et on ABC.

Read More: Final Oscar 2017 Predictions: ‘La La Land’ Will Win Nine of Its 14 Nominations

1. Damien Chazelle Could Become the Youngest Best Director Winner

La La Land” is only Damien Chazelle’s third feature behind the camera, and he seems destined to take home the Oscar for Best Director. At only 32 years old, the filmmaker would become the youngest director in history to win the gold. The current record holder is Norman Rae Taurog, »

- Zack Sharf

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How to Watch the Spirit Awards Online

25 February 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Film Independent’s 32nd Spirit Awards will take place on Saturday afternoon — the day before the Academy Awards — in a tent on Santa Monica Beach. Comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney of “Oh, Hello” fame will co-host the awards.

The Spirit Awards are voted on by members of Film Independent and require that the films be produced in the U.S. for less than $20 million. “Spotlight,” “Birdman” and “12 Years a Slave” won both the Spirit Award and the Oscar best picture trophies, as did “The Artist.”

For those who want to watch the 2017 Spirit Awards online, IFC will stream the awards on its website with proper cable login. Sundance Now will also stream the show, which viewers can access through a seven-day free trial.

Film Independent will also live-tweet highlights from the show in real time, as will Variety‘s official account.

Edgar Ramirez and Jenny Slate announced this year »

- Variety Staff

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9 Oscars Winners Who Don't Hold Up to the Test of Time

24 February 2017 2:05 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Just because a movie or a celebrity wins an Oscar, that doesn't mean the win was deserved. While the Academy Awards are seen as the capstone to awards season -- and one of the highest honors in the business -- we all know that stars and movies get snubbed or overlooked all the time.

What's worse is when we look back at what did win, and shake our heads in confusion and disbelief. So, with the 89th Academy Awards just around the corner, let's take a look back over the show's illustrious history at a few times the Academy voters clearly made a mistake.

Watch: 2017 Oscar Awards Nominees: 'La La Land' Leads With 14 Nominations

1. How Green Was My Valley wins Best Picture at the 14th Academy Awards in 1942

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Beat Out: Citizen Kane, The Maltese Falcon, Blossoms in the Dust, Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Hold Back the Dawn, The Little Foxes, [link »

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‘The Secret Life of Muslims:’ Reza Aslan and Iqbal Theba Sound Off on Hollywood’s Portrayal of Muslims — Watch

24 February 2017 12:15 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Vox has released the new episode of its nonfiction web series “The Secret Life of Muslims,” titled “Dear Hollywood: stop portraying Muslims as terrorists.” In the new installment, Iranian-American author and commentator Reza Aslan, “Glee” actor Iqbal Theba and other prominent Muslims sound off on the problems of Hollywood’s portrayal of the group.

Read More: Mike Ott & Nathan Silver Blur the Line Between Fiction and Reality in ‘Actor Martinez’ — Trailer

“I loved the 1980s, when Chuck Norris used to kill swaths of my people with a machine-gun in some brown bouillabaisse of a country. It was awesome to watch,” says reporter Wajahat Ali at the beginning of the clip. This new episode also features comedian Omar Regan, who claims that “Muslims are always terrorists!” on the big screen.

Comedian Maz Jobrani, author of “I’m Not a Terrorist, but I’ve Played One on TV,” says how much he »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘The Secret Life of Muslims:’ Reza Aslan and Iqbal Theba Sound Off on Hollywood’s Portrayal of Muslims — Watch

24 February 2017 12:15 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Vox has released the new episode of its nonfiction web series “The Secret Life of Muslims,” titled “Dear Hollywood: stop portraying Muslims as terrorists.” In the new installment, Iranian-American author and commentator Reza Aslan, “Glee” actor Iqbal Theba and other prominent Muslims sound off on the problems of Hollywood’s portrayal of the group.

Read More: Mike Ott & Nathan Silver Blur the Line Between Fiction and Reality in ‘Actor Martinez’ — Trailer

“I loved the 1980s, when Chuck Norris used to kill swaths of my people with a machine-gun in some brown bouillabaisse of a country. It was awesome to watch,” says reporter Wajahat Ali at the beginning of the clip. This new episode also features comedian Omar Regan, who claims that “Muslims are always terrorists!” on the big screen.

Comedian Maz Jobrani, author of “I’m Not a Terrorist, but I’ve Played One on TV,” says how much he »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ Trailer: BFI Re-Releasing the Best Picture Winner for Jack Nicholson’s 80th Birthday — Watch

24 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For the first time in more than 40 years, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” has a new trailer. BFI is re-releasing the multiple Oscar winner to mark the occasion of Jack Nicholson’s 80th birthday, which the actor will celebrate on April 14. Watch the new trailer below.

Read More: Watch: 13 Minutes of Deleted Scenes From ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

Miloš Forman’s adaptation of the best-selling novel by Ken Kesey belongs to an exclusive club: “Cuckoo’s Nest” is just one of three films to win the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay, the other two being “It Happened One Night” and “The Silence of the Lambs.” Made for $3 million, it grossed more than $100 million.

Read More: Watch: Exploring the Set-Ups in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

Louise Fletcher, Will Sampson, William Redfield, Brad Dourif, Christopher Lloyd and Danny DeVito co-star in the film. »

- Michael Nordine

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My favorite best picture Oscar winner: Unforgiven

21 February 2017 5:28 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Clint Eastwood went back to the genre that made his name and deconstructed its tropes, making it current by incorporating the psychological impact of killing

The best picture race at the 1993 Oscars was one where many sides of 20th century machismo were examined – usually by groups of men shouting really loudly at each other. There was Scent of a Woman, where Al Pacino road tested his mid-90s “maximum volume” approach; Stephen Rea’s howls in the Crying Game; and Jack Nicholson’s bellows of pure testosterone in A Few Good Men. Merchant-Ivory’s rather more subtle Howard’s End featured mostly internal screams brought on by that most vexing of subjects: Edwardian class struggle. The winner, though, was a film in which toxic masculinity oozed out of the screen, delivered with a mix of muttering and barely raised voices.

Related: My favorite best picture Oscar winner: Midnight Cowboy

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- Lanre Bakare

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Silver linings playback: will Jack Nicholson's return inspire film's dormant veterans?

20 February 2017 2:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The role of an eccentric dad in Toni Erdmann has persuaded the Hollywood heavyweight to make his first movie since 2010. Which of his retired peers are also due a comeback?

Related: Jack Nicholson set to come out of retirement for Toni Erdmann remake

So it turns out that Jack Nicholson might un-retire himself and return to the big screen with a Us remake of the recent German hit Toni Erdmann. Before he stopped working in 2010 – after the toothless James Brooks flop How Do You Know – Jack was offering one interesting performance per decade, down from a tally of about one every nine months in the 1970s. But perhaps Erdmann – an eccentric weirdo who creates a bewigged alter ego to try to reconnect with his daughter – is a meaty enough role to rescue his acting talent, now long marooned in lukewarm romantic dramas.

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- John Patterson

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Roman Polanski’s Rape Victim Samantha Geimer Speaks Out: ‘He’s Apologized, I Forgive Him’

17 February 2017 7:19 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Earlier this week, Roman Polanski’s heavy-hitting lawyer Harland Braun made a move to put a close to the horrific child rape case that unfolded in 1977, leading to the French-Polish filmmaker’s controversial plea deal and his fleeing the country.

Per TMZ, Braun “has asked an L.A. County Superior Court judge to unseal a long-secret transcript of the testimony of the prosecutor in the Polanski case. Braun believes the secret testimony supports Polanski’s claim that he cut a deal to serve only 48 days behind bars for raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977, and the judge signed off. Polanski actually spent 42 days in Chino State Prison and was released. But Judge Laurence Rittenband allegedly reneged on the deal and told prosecutors he decided Polanski should spend up to 50 years in prison.”

Read More: IndieWire and FilmStruck’s ‘Movies That Inspire Me’: Jody Hill Looks at Roman Polanski’s Debut, »

- Kate Erbland

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2017 Oscars Predictions: Who Should Win, Who Will Win

15 February 2017 12:46 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The battle lines are drawn: It's La La Land, a musical fantasy about white lovers in Hollywood, versus Moonlight, a searing drama about black youth surviving on the streets of Miami. That contest is symptomatic of how serious Oscar is – or isn't – about diversity. After two years in which not a single black actor showed up among the acting nominees, this year's crop includes seven actors of color: Mahershala Ali, Viola Davis, Naomie Harris, Ruth Negga, Dev PatelOctavia Spencer and Denzel Washington.

"Wow, what a difference a year makes, »

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Bill Murray lost out to Jack Nicholson for Toni Erdmann remake because he mislaid DVD

14 February 2017 3:47 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The actor has said he was approached by Kristen Wiig – now confirmed as Nicholson’s co-star – but by the time he’d watched the German original, it was too late

From the moment German comedy Toni Erdmann premiered at Cannes last May, Bill Murray’s name was linked – if only by critics – to a possible Us remake. Last month, however, Jack Nicholson was announced as coming out of retirement to take on the role of the larky father to a stern businesswoman, who will be played by Kristen Wiig.

But speaking to CNBC, Murray – who doesn’t have an agent – revealed that he was approached with the role in mind by Wiig, but missed out because of disorganisation.

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- Catherine Shoard

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Newswire: Bill Murray isn’t in the Toni Erdmann remake because he couldn’t get his shit together

13 February 2017 12:16 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Bill Murray would theoretically be a great fit for the American remake of Toni Erdmann. He was even part of a fantasy cast put together by Indiewire. After all, what other over-60 male celebrity comes to mind when you think of an impish-yet-melancholy prankster? However, Jack Nicholson got the role, a move that might be in part because Murray could not get his shit together to watch the screener.

In an interview with CNBC, Murray, wearing overalls, doesn’t mention the film by name. He does, however, relay a story in which Kristen Wiig, who is co-starring with Nicholson, wanted him to watch “something” and he didn’t. “I’m in trouble with myself because Kristen Wiig, who I think is so wonderful, sent me something and said, ‘Would you look at this thing?’ And I’m just not very organized,” he explained. So he lost what we presume is »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Bill Murray Reveals He Had a Shot at Jack Nicholson’s Role in the ‘Toni Erdmann’ Remake

13 February 2017 7:46 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Bill Murray marches to the beat of his own drum, and the legendary actor will be the first to tell you that most of the time, it’s a slow beat. In the fast-paced world of Hollywood, however, a slow response time can mean losing the opportunity to star in a hot project, and that’s exactly what happened to Murray recently with Paramount Pictures’ remake of “Toni Erdmann.”

Read More: ‘Toni Erdmann’ Director/Producer Maren Ade Will Not Be Involved With the English Remake

During an interview with CNBC over the weekend, Murray revealed that Kristen Wigg recently sent him a copy of writer-director Maren Ade’s movie, one of the most acclaimed foreign films of 2016, to see if he’d be interested in playing one of the two lead characters in the remake.

“She said, ‘Will you look at this thing?’ And I’m just not very organized, »

- Graham Winfrey

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Bill Murray Explains How He Lost The Lead Role In The ‘Toni Erdmann’ Remake To Jack Nicholson

13 February 2017 6:10 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

By his own admission, Bill Murray isn’t the easiest guy to get on the phone for a gig, and he generally doesn’t want to work too hard if he doesn’t have to. It must be a sweet life, but that laissez faire attitude means that sometimes, opportunity knocks, but he misses the call. And that’s what went down with the brewing “Toni Erdmann” remake starring Jack Nicholson and Kristen Wiig.

Continue reading Bill Murray Explains How He Lost The Lead Role In The ‘Toni Erdmann’ Remake To Jack Nicholson at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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