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DVD Obscura: 'The Florida Project,' 'Blade of the Immortal,' 'Night of the Living Dead' and More

New Indie For a straight white guy, writer-director Sean Baker tells some of the most compassionate and empathetic stories about marginalized communities. The man behind Tangerine and Starlet returns with The Florida Project (Lionsgate Home Entertainment), a powerful tale of a young girl (played indelibly by Brooklynn Prince) and her barely-getting-by mother (Bria Vinaite) as they eke out a day-to-day existence in a Crayola-colored motel in the shadow of Walt Disney World. Willem Dafoe received richly deserved Oscar and Independent Spirit nominations for his turn as the hotel’s compassionate manager. Not always an easy watch – and I love the ending, even though it’s been divisive – this is a powerful and heartfelt story of people just trying to make it in...
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Exclusive: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is “very happy” with what he has seen of Aquaman so far

Actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (The Get Down, The Greatest Showman) is set to join the DC Extended Universe this coming December as he takes on the role of Black Manta in opposite Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry in Aquaman.

During an interview at SXSW to discuss his new film Boundaries, Abdul-Mateen confirmed to Flickering Myth’s Rafael Motamayor that he’s been very impressed by what he’s seen Aquaman so far, and also touched upon shooting in Australia.

“I can’t say much about that,” said Abdul-Mateen. “I have seen some of it, and I’m very happy with what I’ve seen thus far. Australia was beautiful. They have a word there, they say ‘cruising’, which means that it’s really, really comfortable, and low stress, and just beautiful, a lot of greenery and beaches and things like that.”

See Also: First reactions to an early screening of
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Here’s What You Can Stream on Amazon Prime in April

Amazon Prime Video is bringing Ufc pay-per-view live events to the U.S. market starting in April, kicking off with “Ufc 223 Ferguson vs Khabib” on April 7. Even if you don’t have a Prime membership, you can purchase Ufc on Prime pay-per-view separately. Several new titles for Prime members will also be available to stream next month, including original programming like “Bosch” Season 4 and the buzzy “The Florida Project” starring Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe. Other movies available to stream include “Uptown Girls,” starring Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning, “Friday the 13th,” “Spaceballs” and “Troy.” Emmy-nominated sports documentary series “All or Nothing:...
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Interview: The Stars Of ‘The Florida Project’, Brooklynn Prince & Bria Vinaite

Sean Baker’s The Florida Project, out on the home formats on Monday 12th March, isone of the hidden gems of last year, as anyone who has seen it will attest to. Set across one summer, the film depicts the day-to-day life six year-old Moonee and her mother Halley who live in a cheap motel just on the outskirts of Walt Disney World, Florida. It is an authentic account of a little-discussed pocket of poverty in America that deserved a great deal more attention from the likes of Oscar and his pals this past awards season.

We got the chance to interview the two actresses who play Moonee and Halley. They are Brooklynn Prince and Bria Vinaite respectively, both of whom are exceptionally talented young actresses and a great pleasure to talk to.

Congratulations on the film, it truly is a beautiful film with a great deal of charm and
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Zack Snyder Shares Photos Of Justice League’s Deleted Scenes

While fans are still waiting for that fabled Zack Snyder cut of Justice League, the man himself has alleviated the tension somewhat by sharing a few photos on his Vero account that hint at some of the deleted scenes from his version of the DC team-up movie that we never got to see.

First up, one image has Diane Lane’s Martha Kent and Amy Adam’s Lois Lane sharing a heart-to-heart at the ol’ Kent farm. It’s likely this was Snyder’s version of a similar scene which Joss Whedon directed for the theatrical cut, which took place in the Daily Planet. We’re guessing Snyder’s version didn’t feature a line about Lois being “the thirstiest woman” Clark ever knew, though.

Another pic features Ezra Miller geeking it up as Barry Allen, wearing an outfit that we never actually saw in the final version of Justice League.
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‘SNL’: Kate McKinnon Channels Frances McDormand on ‘Family Feud: Oscar Edition’ to Joke About Inclusion Riders — Watch

‘SNL’: Kate McKinnon Channels Frances McDormand on ‘Family Feud: Oscar Edition’ to Joke About Inclusion Riders — Watch
The Oscars have come and gone, but “Saturday Night Live” being a week behind means we were treated to one last round of jokes about the awards ceremony last night. Kenan Thompson resumed his “Family Feud” hosting duties once again for a special Oscar Edition, which pitted the winners — Frances McDormand (Kate McKinnon), Guillermo del Toro (Beck Bennett), Allison Janney (Heidi Gardner), and Jordan Peele (Chris Redd) — against the losers: Common (Sterling K. Brown), Sally Hawkins (Melissa Villaseñor), Willem Dafoe (Alex Moffat) and Timothée Chalamet (Pete Davidson).

McKinnon channeled the “Three Billboards” star’s righteous indignation over the last few months, beginning with a joke hinging on her call for inclusion riders: “For all you ladies out there, I have two words that are going to change our industry: burlap dress,” she said. Hers wasn’t the only worthy impression, however, with Redd making a pointed joke about Peele moving
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SNL Highlights: Sterling K. Brown Stars in Black Panther, Plays Family Feud

SNL Highlights: Sterling K. Brown Stars in Black Panther, Plays Family Feud
This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time this weekend — about time, right? — and of course, he didn’t make it through the night without getting choked up.

After a cold open that placed Kate McKinnon’s Robert Mueller in a savage Bachelor parody, Brown kicked things off with a monologue that saw him admit the “K” in his name stands for “Kathleen” — ha! — and then start crying thinking about his This Is Us castmates, and Kenan Thompson… and everything, really. Leslie Jones joined him on stage to try to help — but then she started crying,
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Wonder Woman’s Rupert Gregson-Williams to score Aquaman

It looks as though the Dceu may have a returning face behind the scenes. According to Film Music Reporter, Rupert Gregson-Williams, who scored last year’s Wonder Woman, has been hired by Warner Bros. and DC to write the score for James Wan’s Aquaman.

Gregson-Williams is also known for his work on The Legend of Tarzan, Hacksaw Ridge and Netflix’s The Crown, for which he’ll be returning for the third season. Some of his upcoming projects also include The Happytime Murders comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and the Margot Robbie thriller Terminal.

See Also: First reactions to an early screening of Aquaman surface online

What do you think of the news? Are you excited to see Gregson-Williams return to the Dceu? Did you have another composer in mind for Aquaman? Let us know in the comments below…

Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis,
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Joaquin Phoenix Doesn’t Regret Missing Out On McU Roles

There are many actors who briefly flirted with joining the Marvel universe and ultimately missed out on the opportunity – but few of them have had two chances to become an Avenger and lost out on both. So far as we know, that honour is unique to Joaquin Phoenix.

The actor was initially pegged as the first choice to replace The Incredible Hulk‘s Edward Norton as Bruce Banner for The Avengers, before Mark Ruffalo got the gig. Then, Phoenix was approached to play the lead in Doctor Strange. He reportedly almost got that one, too, but he ultimately passed when faced with the prospect of signing on for several follow-up movies.

You might expect him to have mixed feelings about these missed opportunities, then, but it doesn’t sound like Phoenix has any regrets about his dalliance with the Marvel universe. When talking with Little White Lies about the subject,
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Harry J. Ufland, ‘Last Temptation of Christ’ Producer, Dies at 81

Harry J. Ufland, ‘Last Temptation of Christ’ Producer, Dies at 81
Agent, producer and frequent Martin Scorsese collaborator Harry J. Ufland, whose career spanned more than 60 years in Hollywood, died March 2 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 81.

Ufland’s producing credits included Scorsese’s 1988 “The Last Temptation of Christ,” starring Willem Dafoe.

Born in Manhattan, Ufland kicked off his career in entertainment as an agent working at the New York William Morris office in 1958. He later left the agency in 1974 to join Cma/ICM for two years until 1976, then started his own agency.

Clients on his roster included Scorsese as well as Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel.

Other clients of Ufland’s included Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Jodie Foster, Joel Grey, Donald Sutherland and Martin Sheen. Aside from his work as an agent, Ufland also co-founded Ufland-Roth Productions with partner Joe Roth.

Ufland worked with Scorsese on such films as “Mean Streets
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Vanity Fair Party: Joel Coen Guards Frances McDormand’s Oscar, Tom Holland and Zendaya Stick Together

Vanity Fair Party: Joel Coen Guards Frances McDormand’s Oscar, Tom Holland and Zendaya Stick Together
Frances McDormand’s Oscar may have been temporarily stolen, but it had returned to its rightful owner by the time she arrived at the Vanity Fair Oscar party on Sunday night. Of course, Hollywood royalty like McDormand doesn’t need to carry her own statuette. As she made her way through the star-studded crowd at around midnight, greeting the likes of Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer, she had a babysitter for her new prize. His name was Joel Coen.

Coen, who has his own shelf of Oscars at home for “No Country for Old Men” and “Fargo,” seemed to be the right person for this task. He firmly clutched his wife’s Academy Award for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” occasionally allowing others to glimpse at it or cradle it, but certainly not to run away with it. Two onlookers who were particularly impressed by the glimmering object were “Spider-Man: Homecoming
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The first double Egot and more: All of the the highlights and history-making moments of the 90th Academy Awards

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The first double Egot and more: All of the the highlights and history-making moments of the 90th Academy AwardsThe first double Egot and more: All of the the highlights and history-making moments of the 90th Academy AwardsAdriana Floridia3/5/2018 12:08:00 Pm

The 90th Academy Awards took place last night, and it was a magical night.

Jimmy Kimmel took on hosting duties for the second year in a row, and let's just say things went much more smoothly this time than the last. Because it was such a milestone event, the ceremony went for a more "Classic Hollywood" feeling, celebrating the decades of winners with montages, bringing back Hollywood legends like Rita Moreno and Eva Marie Saint, and keeping the night rather safe and classy in terms of the comedy segments. Our favourite gag of the night was "The Price is Right" inspired competition, where the person with the shortest speech
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Oscars 2018: Full list of winners from the 90th Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honoured the very best in film last night in Hollywood at the 90th Academy Awards, with Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water winning four Oscars in Best Picture, Best Director, Best Production Design and Best Original Score.

On the acting from, Gary Oldman and Frances McDorman were honoured for Best Actor and Best Actress for Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri respectively, while the Support Actor and Actress awards went to Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards) and Allison Janney (I, Tonya).

Other winners included Get Out (Best Original Screenplay), Call Me by Your Name (Best Adapted Screenplay), Coco (Best Animated Feature) and A Fantastic Woman (Best Foreign Language Feature Film).

Check out a full list of the winners here…

Best Picture:

Call Me by Your Name

Darkest Hour


“Get Out”

“Lady Bird”

“Phantom Thread”

“The Post”

“The Shape
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Win The Florida Project on DVD

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To mark the release of The Florida Project on 12th March, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.

The Florida Project tells the story of Moonee (Brooklyn Prince), a precocious six-year-old and her ragtag group of friends. The children’s summer break is filled with wonder, mischief and adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.

The story takes place just outside of Orlando, the vacation capital of the world and home to “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” Along the main highway that runs through the land of theme parks and resorts, budget motels that once attracted tourists by exploiting the Disney mystique, now house homeless families.

Moonee and her twenty-two year old mother, Halley (Bria Vinaite), live at one such establishment — The Magic Castle Motel. The closest thing Moonee has to a father is Bobby (Willem Dafoe), the motel’s manager,
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Oscar winners 2018: the full list

All the winners from the 90th Academy Awards

•Oscars 2018: how the night unfolded

•Oscars red carpet 2018: from Jennifer Lawrence to Salma Hayek – in pictures

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Winner!

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water

Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
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Guillermo del Toro Wins Best Director and The Shape Of Water Wins Best Picture at The Oscars!

The 90th Academy Awards has concluded and I think a lot of movie geeks are happy with the way things played out! I couldn't be more excited to see Guillermo del Toro win Best Director and his film The Shape of Water win Best Picture of the year!

We also saw Gary Oldman win Best Actor, which he definitely deserved! Frances McDormand, took home the Best Actress Award and Sam Rockwell won for Best Supporting Actor for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Then there was Jordan Peele, who won Best Original Screenplay for Get Out, which so freakin' cool!

Personally, the one film that I didn't think should have won was Call Me By Your Name for Best Adapted Screenplay. Molly's Game, Logan, Mudbound, and The Disaster Artist were all better films with better scripts!

Below you'll find a full list of the nominees with the winners bolded. Are you happy with the winners?
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The full list of winners at the 90th Oscars

OscarsFilmmaker Christopher Nolan's war drama 'Dunkirk' won top sound honours, while 'The Shape Of Water' won the Best Director and Best PictureTNM StaffImage for representationThe 90th Academy Awards were held in Los Angeles on Sunday night with popular TV host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel hosting the ceremony at the Dolby Theatre. Jibes on Harvey Weinstein, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and the envelope-gate controversy were the star attractions of Jimmy Kimmel's opening monologue. Image: Twitter/JimmyKimmelLive Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan's war drama Dunkirk won top sound honours. The film won the gold statue in -- Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing category. Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo and Mark Weingarten picked the Best Sound Mixing honour for the film, and Alex Gibson and Richard King took the Best Sound Editing trophy. The film, which has also been written by Nolan, brings the story of Operation Dynamo as it unfolds on land, sea and air. Icarus, which was about doping in Russian sports, and helmed by director Bryan Fogel, was named as the Best Documentary (Feature). Meanwhile, Coco was named as Best Animated Feature Film at the Oscars 2018, and co-director Lee Unkrich dedicated the honour to the people and culture of Mexico, saying "representation matters". Filmmaker James Ivory became the oldest Oscar winner at 89 for his adapted screenplay for Call Me By Your Name. The screenplay of the gay romance movie, directed by Luca Guadagnino, is based on the eponymous novel by Andre Aciman. Jordan Peele won an Oscar for Original Screenplay, with Get Out. Best Supporting Actor Actor Sam Rockwell won his first Oscar in the Best Supporting Actor category for his performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. He was up against Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project), Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri), Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water) and Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World) for the award. Helmed by Martin McDonagh, the film is about a mother who, when the police in her town fail to find a suspect in her daughter's murder, purchases three billboards to call public attention to the unsolved crime. Meanwhile, actor Allison Janney took home her first Oscar in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category for her powerful performance in I, Tonya. She was in the race to win the coveted trophy with Mary J. Blige (Mudbound), Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread), Laurie Metcalfe (Lady Bird) and Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water). Best Actor Gary Oldman won the Best Actor Oscar for Darkest Hour, for his portrayal of Winston Churchill, which involved daily four-hour makeup sessions. For Oldman, it was his second nomination in the Actor in a Leading Role category. He was previously nominated for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy in 2011. While accepting the award, Oldman said: "I've lived in America for the longest time, and I am deeply grateful to her for the loves and the friendships I have made and the many wonderful gifts it has given me. My home, my livelihood, my family, and now Oscar." On the other hand, Frances Mcdormand won the Oscar for Best Actress, for her role in Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri. She was given the award for essaying the role of Mildred, a woman with a burning sense of injustice over the police failure to find the killer of her daughter. 60-year-old McDormand pipped, among others, The Post star Meryl Streep, who scored her 21st nomination and the 17th in this category at the Oscars. McDormand left an impact with her acceptance speech after she asked every female nominee in the room to stand up and asked male gatekeepers to ask them about their projects and ideas not just at Oscar after-parties, but in office meetings following awards season. Best Actress winner Frances McDormand rallies the crowd. Presented by @Att. #Oscars pic.twitter.com/6loAtYheKZ — The Academy (@TheAcademy) March 5, 2018 Best Director and Best Picture Guillermo del Toro, who faces a copyright infringement lawsuit for The Shape Of Water, won the Best Director and Best Picture Academy Awards for the movie. The Shape of Water, a fantasy drama, has been in the midst of allegations that it is a copy of a 1969 play Let Me Hear You Whisper. And the Oscar goes to... pic.twitter.com/M7o7QJKacs — The Academy (@TheAcademy) March 5, 2018 The film stars Sally Hawkins as a mute cleaner working in a Cold War-era lab facility, who bonds with a sea creature being kept there. It dominated the Academy Awards' nomination pack with nods in a maximum of 13 categories this year.
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Oscars 2018: The Shape of Water Tops Winners with Best Picture, Director

Oscars 2018: The Shape of Water Tops Winners with Best Picture, Director
Hollywood’s biggest night of the year is a wrap!

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water cleaned up at the 90th Academy Awards, winning four Oscars including the night’s biggest honor, Best Picture.

In the lead actor categories, Frances McDormand and Gary Oldman dominated — as expected — for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Darkest Hour respectively. McDormand’s costar Sam Rockwell won Best Supporting Actor, while I, Tonya‘s Allison Janney netted Best Supporting Actress.

Box office sensation Get Out didn’t go home empty-handed despite losing out on Best Picture — its director/writer Jordan Peele won Best Original Screenplay.
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Oscars 2018: Full list of winners

The Shape Of Water wins four awards at 90th Academy Awards.

Fox Searchlight’s The Shape Of Water won best picture, best director for Guillermo del Toro, best score for Alexandre Desplat, and best production design for Paul D. Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin, Shane Vieau.

Searchlight’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won best lead actress for Frances McDormand, and best supporting actor for Sam Rockwell.

Gary Oldman was named best lead actor for Focus Features’ Darkest Hour, while Allison Janney was named best supporting actress for I, Tonya, distributed in the Us by Neon and 30West.

Spc’s A Fantastic Woman
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my picks for tonight’s 90th Academy Awards (the Oscars for 2017’s films) (winners indicated)

Update: Winners are now indicated. I correctly guessed 15 out of the 24 categories, which is one of my better showings ever, I think.


Just under the wire!

I’ve now seen as many of the nominated films as I will be able to before tonight’s ceremony, and here finally are my educated guesses about who will take home each award — projected winners are Xed at the lefthand side. Keep in mind: those Xes don’t represent whom I think should win Oscars but whom I think will win, based on what little I can grasp about how the Academy thinks. I’ve also noted which nominees I think should win. Kindly note that this is not necessarily my take on who did the best performance/writing/FX/whatever of the year, but whom I think is best among the nominees.

The only films I have not yet seen are:
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