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2018 SAG Awards: Top 6 film upsets to watch out for include ‘Mudbound,’ Timothee Chalamet, ‘Baby Driver’ …

2018 SAG Awards: Top 6 film upsets to watch out for include ‘Mudbound,’ Timothee Chalamet, ‘Baby Driver’ …
Last year at the SAG Awards we were shocked when “Hidden Figures” won the top prize for its ensemble cast over “Manchester by the Sea” and the eventual Oscar winner for Best Picture, “Moonlight.” Well, most of us were shocked. The 2018 awards season has been even more divided, so while, as always, we think we know who’s going to win, we should probably keep our eye out for some major upsets. Here are the top 6 shockers to watch out for.

“Lady Bird” cast — Though most of our users are torn between “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “Get Out” for the top prize, we shouldn’t take our eye off of “Lady Bird.” It’s tied with “Three Billboards” as the largest nominated ensemble with 11 credited cast members. This would also be an opportunity to honor lead actress Saoirse Ronan and supporting actress Laurie Metcalf if voters decide to
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‘Heathers’ Trailer: The Cult Classic Returns, This Time as a TV Show — Watch

‘Heathers’ Trailer: The Cult Classic Returns, This Time as a TV Show — Watch
Now that Winona Ryder has made her comeback, it appears that “Heathers” is next. The cult classic has been remade for television courtesy of the Paramount Network, formerly known as Spike TV, with a new cast and fresh setting lest the millennial audience be alienated by a property that was first released before many of them were born. Watch the trailer below.

Read More:‘Heathers’ First Teaser: The Infinitely Quotable Cult Classic Gets a 21st Century Television Reboot

Melanie Field, Brendan Scannell, Grace Victoria Cox, Jasmine Mathews, James Scully, and Nikki SooHoo star in the show; true to the title, three of them play characters named Heather. Cox plays Veronica Sawyer, who was previously portrayed by Ryder. Per the synopsis, this new iteration is to be an “hour-long pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day, as heroine Veronica Sawyer deals with a very different but equally vicious group of Heathers.
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Santa Barbara Film Festival Honoring Sam Rockwell for ‘Three Billboards’ (Exclusive)

Santa Barbara Film Festival Honoring Sam Rockwell for ‘Three Billboards’ (Exclusive)
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has selected Sam Rockwell as the recipient of its 2018 American Riviera Award, Variety has learned exclusively.

Rockwell will be honored with a tribute celebrating his performance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

at the Arlington Theatre.

“In Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, audiences are treated to the kind of mesmerizing and extraordinary performance we have come to expect from Sam Rockwell,” said Roger Durling, the festival’s executive director. “We are long overdue to celebrate this tremendous talent who has lit up the screen for decades.”

Rockwell plays the second-in-command to Woody Harrelson’s police chief in Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards.” Rockwell won a Golden Globe on Jan. 7 for his supporting actor role. The movie also won Globes for Best Motion Picture – Drama; Best Actress in a drama for Frances McDormand and best screenplay for McDonaugh.

The American Riviera Award was established to recognize actors who have made a significant
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Review: Darkest Hour (2018)

As awards season gets underway it is that time of year where Drama reigns, historical figures are brought to big screens and Meryl Streep gets prepared to embarrassingly look away when the host makes a crack or two about her being nominated yearly because she is so brilliant. It seems that with every awards season you get a lot of fresh and emerging talents trying to break into the Hollywood hierarchy but every so often you get some long overdue recognition of a great (see Michael Keaton for Birdman). Throughout history many superb actors never received big awards – especially Oscars – and some were not even nominated…until 2012 this was the case for the excellent Gary Oldman. Known for his range and commitment, Oldman has missed out on Oscar acknowledgement for years until being nominated for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Little gold awards, of course, ultimately means nothing next to the power of a fantastic performance,
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Golden Globes: 5 Things You Didn’t See On TV

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Golden Globes: 5 Things You Didn’t See On TV
With dozens of #MeToo moments and an Oprah Winfrey speech that brought Hollywood to its feet, the 2018 Golden Globes provided plenty of made-for-television moments. But we caught a few you didn’t see onstage or onscreen. A lot happened during the commercial breaks, from celebs live-streaming their own star-struck moments to some of the night’s biggest winners partying hard. Here are the five best things you didn’t see on TV. Sarah Paulson’s Instagram Story While people swarmed the bar for cocktails and champagne, “American Horror Story” star Sarah Paulson casually talked to fans online. “There’s Michael Keaton,
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Lady Bird Wins Best Picture Comedy at 2018 Golden Globes

Lady Bird Wins Best Picture Comedy at 2018 Golden Globes
Tonight is Lady Bird's night to shine! As presenters Michael Keaton and Alicia Vikander announced the winner for Best Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy Sunday night at the 2018 Golden Globes, the crowd erupted in applause when Lady Bird won big. While producer Eli Bush received the mic first when accepting the award, he quickly gave the stage to director Greta Gerwig. "Thank you so much. Thank you so much. Thank you to the HFPA," she shared with the audience. "Thank you to my producers, Eli Bush, Evelyn O'Neal, and Scott Rudin." Greta continued, "Thank you to my beautiful cast. The goddesses, Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf are incredible. And Timothee and Lucas and...
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Golden Globes 2018: How to Watch, What to Expect

Golden Globes 2018: How to Watch, What to Expect
The Golden Globe Awards will likely kick off the awards season with some controversy given the call for change within Hollywood's power structures.

Comedian Seth Meyers will host the event. He recently told People that his monologue won't shy away from hot topics. "As far as talking about anything in the news right now, it seems like this year more than ever Hollywood has its own internal politics that obviously deserve to be talked about," Meyers said. 

Here's what you need to know about not only how and when to watch,
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Tim Burton’s Batman Returns was originally very different

The original vision for Tim Burton’s Batman Returns was much different in plot and tone to the final film.

After the success of Burton’s first Batman film where Michael Keaton’s Caped Crusader did battle with Jack Nicholson’s Joker, Burton was tempted into returning for a sequel.

And, as explained in the video below, the 1992 film was originally meant to be written by Batman (1989) screenwriter Sam Hamm but his script did not impress Warner Bros.

Significantly lighter in terms of tone, Hamm’s script for the film still included Penguin but saw the character, here named Mr. Bonafice, team up with Catwoman to hunt down a set of antique ravens, one of which was hidden under Wayne Manor.

The story was supposed to be slightly inspired by Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, even including the image of Batman riding on a horse.

The film, before
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Christian Bale Hasn’t Seen Any Movies Featuring Ben Affleck’s Batman

For many, Christian Bale defined Batman for a generation, having played the iconic character in three films directed by Christopher Nolan, culminating with The Dark Knight Rises. In the time since, the Caped Crusader has been recast, but the impression left by Bale is undeniable. Really, countless fans have kept their fingers crossed in hope that he’ll eventually take up cape and cowl once again.

As was to be expected, his successor, Ben Affleck has accrued a generous fanbase of his own, having already put in appearances in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League. By now, you’d think that Bale would’ve seen at least one of those, but according to what he said on a recent appearance on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, that’s not the case:

“I have not [seen Ben Affleck’s Batman]. Yes I’m interested [in seeing it], my son seemed like he was really interested,
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Flickering Myth’s Top Ten Movies of 2017

Flickering Myth’s writing team present our top ten movies of 2017…

With 2017 drawing to a close in just a few hours, the writers here at Flickering Myth have been voting on our favourite films of the past twelve months, in order to present our top ten movies of the year.

As with previous years, our writers each presented their own individual top tens, which we used to collate the overall list. We’ve gone by U.S. release dates, and as many of our writers are U.K. based, films such as The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri may well have featured much higher had we all had a chance to see them.

Anyway, without further ado, here’s the Top Ten…

The Disaster Artist

Directed by James Franco.

Starring Dave Franco, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Josh Hutcherson, Sharon Stone,
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From ‘Citizen Kane’ to ‘The Post,’ a History of Newspaper Movie Scores

From ‘Citizen Kane’ to ‘The Post,’ a History of Newspaper Movie Scores
When Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” opens on Friday, John Williams will join an exclusive club: that handful of composers who have successfully tackled one of the most difficult genres to score: the newspaper movie.

The Post” is Williams’ 28th film for the director and could, when the Oscar nominations are announced a month from now, become his 51st. He already has five Academy Awards and is the most-nominated living person.

In general, composers say, newspaper movies are tough assignments. First, they tend to be verbose and expository; and second, they are often as objective as the journalists they depict, and manipulative music may seem out of place. Yet, over the years, some have produced compelling music to complement powerful dialogue.

Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane” (1941) was the first film score to composed by the legendary Bernard Herrmann, who had spent much of the previous decade working with Welles in radio. Here, the Boston Pops
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‘Jackie Brown’ at 20: Pam Grier Has a Better Idea for an Ending

‘Jackie Brown’ at 20: Pam Grier Has a Better Idea for an Ending
Quentin Tarantino’s acclaimed crime thriller “Jackie Brown,” which celebrates its 20th anniversary on Christmas Day, was the filmmaker’s valentine to stars Pam Grier and Robert Forster.

Grier came to fame as the groundbreaking female action superstar of such Blaxploitation films as 1973’s “Coffy” and 1974’s “Foxy Brown.” Though Grier continued working in film and television, she hadn’t had a meaty leading film role since the demise of the genre.

Forster, who starred in such classics as Haskell Wexler’s 1969’s “Medium Cool,” was primarily doing “B” films and didn’t even have a manager or an agent when “Jackie Brown” came along.

Both veteran actors found their careers revitalized by the film. Grier earned a Golden Globe nomination for “Jackie Brown” and since has appeared in such TV series as Showtime’s acclaimed “The L Word” and films including “Larry Crowne,” and published her autobiography. Forster received a supporting actor nom as bail bondsman
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Christian Bale Reflects on Dark Knight and What Batman Means to His Career

Christian Bale Reflects on Dark Knight and What Batman Means to His Career
There's a lot of news surrounding the role of Batman lately, but it wasn't that long ago that Christian Bale was the only Bruce Wayne that people could talk about, except for the mighty Michael Keaton. Bale brought an even darker psychology to the character and together, with director Christopher Nolan, they made 3 of the best Batman movies ever produced. Christian Bale was recently doing press for his latest project Hostiles and the subject of Batman was brought up, leading the actor to indulge in some rare reflection on The Dark Knight trilogy and what it means for his career.

The Academy Award winning actor was interviewed for Variety's Playback podcast where he went into detail about his time as Bruce Wayne while revealing that a component of his method acting may have backfired on him while filming the movies. In addition, Christian Bale also talked about what the
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Ranking 2017’s Superhero Movies From Worst to Best

Liam Hoofe ranks this year’s superhero movies from worst to best…

To describe a year as being ‘a marquee year’ for superhero movies feels redundant by this point. Every year fans are treated to at least five superhero movies and 2017 was no different. With DC, rather haphazardly, having entered the game in 2016, all eyes were on their first team-up attempt, Justice League this year, to see whether or not their cinematic universe could really compete with Marvel.

Fox, having hit the jackpot (financially, at least) with Deadpool last year, turned their attention to bringing to an end one of cinema’s most iconic characters with Logan, while Marvel delivered the last of their phase 3 movies before next year’s Avengers: Infinity War. But in a year where six movies were released between the three major players, who reigned supreme? Let’s take a look back at the six superhero
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Today in Movie Culture: Batman vs. Dracula Fan-Made Trailer, How 'Star Wars' Was Saved and More

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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Mashup of the Day: There have been many versions of both Batman and Dracula, but this fan-made retro version from Stryder HD pits Michael Keaton against Gary Oldman:   Remade Trailer of the Day: With Star Wars: The Last Jedi in theaters this weekend, here's another sweded version of its trailer:   Film Studies Lesson of the Day: This video essay from RocketJump Film School looks at how Star Wars was saved in the editing:   Movie Science of the Day: For Nerdist, Kyle Hill scientifically explains why death by lightsaber would be much worse in real life:   Movie Inspiration of the Day: ScreenCrush looks at how Star...

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Sandy Hook Five Years Later: Celebrities, Pundits & Politicians Remember

On the fifth year mark of the horrific mass shooting that left dead 20 children and six adult staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the tragedy is being recalled and its victims honored by Hollywood celebrities, politicians and many of the journalists and pundits who covered the massacre. CNN’s Jake Tapper is tweeting remembrances of each and every victim, while stars like Michael Keaton and Reese Witherspoon are holding Washington to account. Here’s…
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Sandy Hook Five Years Later: Celebrities, Pundits & Politicians Remember

Sandy Hook Five Years Later: Celebrities, Pundits & Politicians Remember
On the fifth year mark of the horrific mass shooting that left dead 20 children and six adult staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the tragedy is being recalled and its victims honored by Hollywood celebrities, politicians and many of the journalists and pundits who covered the massacre. CNN’s Jake Tapper is tweeting remembrances of each and every victim, while stars like Michael Keaton and Reese Witherspoon are holding Washington to account. Here’s…
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Jennifer Lawrence's 'mother!' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

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Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Despicable Me 3 (animated sequel; voices: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Steve Coogan, Jenny Slate, Dana Gaier, Julie Andrews, Russell Brand; rated PG) American Assassin (action-thriller; Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Latham, Shiva Negar, David Suchet, Navid Negahban, Scott Adkins, Taylor Kitsch; rated R)   Digital HD: Rent from $4-$7 or own from $13-$20 (HD may cost more than Sd). Check with your favorite Digital HD provider to see if the...

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Fist Fight director to helm comic book adaptation Imagine Agents

Back in 2015 it was announced that Michael Keaton would be producing an adaptation of Brian Joines and Bachan’s Boom! Studios comic book series Imagine Agents, and now it seems that the project is starting to move forward.

THR is reporting that 20th Century Fox has tapped Richie Keen (Fist Fight) to direct the film, which Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) has come on board to produce through his 21 Laps Entertainment.

The comic “tackles the idea that the imaginary friends of children are actually very real and centers on an organization titled I.M.A.G.I.N.E., which handles things when these figments get out of control [and tells the story of] a jaded 20-year veteran agent who must mentor a young archivist, with a routine day becoming something much larger.”

Keaton, Levy, Michael Sugar and Boom’s Ross Richie are producing the film, with Stephen Christy, Dan Cohen and Ashley Zalta executive producing
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Film News Roundup: ‘Fist Fight’ Director Richie Keen Boards ‘Imagine Agents’ for Fox

Film News Roundup: ‘Fist Fight’ Director Richie Keen Boards ‘Imagine Agents’ for Fox
In today’s film news roundup, “Fist Fight” director Richie Keen boards “Imagine Agents,” Caitlin Carver and Nick Bateman are the leads in “Matchmaker’s Playbook,” and the Orchard dates Zoey Deutch’s “Flower.”

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Fox has tapped “Fist Fight” director Richie Keen to helm fantasy actioner “Imagine Agents,” based on the Boom! Studios comic.

Simon Rich has written the screenplay. “Stranger Things” producer Shawn Levy, is producing through his 21 Laps Entertainment along with Michael Keaton, Michael Sugar, and Boom!’s Ross Richie. 21 Laps exec Dan Cohen is exec producing with Stephen Christy and Ashley Zalta. Adam Yoelin is co-producing and overseeing the project for Boom!

The comic, published in 2013, was created by writer Brian Joines with Bachan illustrating. The story is centered on an organization (I.M.A.G.I.N.E.) to combat the uncontrollable imaginary friends that children create. Two agents find themselves pushed to the limit when one of the baddest “figments
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