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What’s your favorite Best Picture Oscar winner of 1980s: ‘Rain Man,’ ‘Terms of Endearment,’ ‘Platoon’ … ? [Poll]

What’s your favorite Best Picture Oscar winner of 1980s: ‘Rain Man,’ ‘Terms of Endearment,’ ‘Platoon’ … ? [Poll]
The 1980s were a big era for the “epic” movie winning Best Picture at the Oscars. “Chariots of Fire,” “Gandhi,” “Out of Africa,” “Platoon” and “The Last Emperor” all share that grand-scale style of film that tends to be rewarded decade after decade at the Oscars. The ’80s also included just as many intense character studies winning Best Picture, including “Ordinary People,” “Terms of Endearment” and “Amadeus,” while others were on the lighter side, like “Rain Man” and “Driving Miss Daisy.”

In this divisive decade, which Best Picture-winning film remains your favorite? Let us take a look back on each winner and be sure to vote in our poll below.

Ordinary People” (1980) — “Ordinary People,” Robert Redford‘s directing debut, has gotten a bad rap over the years for beating Martin Scorsese‘s “Raging Bull,” but it remains one of the most moving films to win Best Picture. The film tells
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The Wait Is Over! Your First Behind-the-Scenes Look at Season 2 of Big Little Lies

Production is officially underway for season two of Big Little Lies. After much anticipation - and some exciting new additions to the cast - our prayers have been answered and we finally have a sneak peek of what's to come. On Thursday, Zoë Kravitz (Bonnie Carlson) shared an Instagram selfie of herself on set, writing, "Bonnie's. Back. #BLL2." Moments later, Shailene Woodley (Jane Chapman) followed suit with a snap of her own, captioning it, "Janes Back. #letsdothis #BLL2." According to The Hollywood Reporter, the reason HBO waited so long to confirm the second season was because they were finding a new director. Jean-Marc Vallée, who directed the first season, is now directing Sharp Objects. But don't worry, American Honey director Andrea Arnold has signed on for season two. We can't wait for even more fun behind-the-scenes shots! Related:Who Will Meryl Streep Play on Big Little Lies? Here's What We Know
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Bruce Willis movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, including ‘Die Hard,’ ‘The Sixth Sense,’ ‘Pulp Fiction’

Bruce Willis movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, including ‘Die Hard,’ ‘The Sixth Sense,’ ‘Pulp Fiction’
The latest Bruce Willis for 2018 is a remake of the Charles Bronson 1970s movie “Death Wish.” Willis has always been a box office success during his career and had occasional positive response from critics as well. Let’s take a look back at his greatest films in our photo gallery (view above) that ranks his top 15 performances from worst to best.

Willis grew up in New Jersey, but after appearing in a college production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” he dropped out and left for New York City to launch a professional acting career. He first became a famously flashy bartender in various clubs (think Tom Cruise in “Cocktail”), but found his big break years later understudying and later replacing Ed Harris in the acclaimed off-Broadway production of Sam Shepard’s play “Fool for Love.”

SEETop 20 Best Living Actors Who’ve Never Been Nominated for an Oscar
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Months of Meryl: Plenty (1985)

John and Matthew are watching every single live-action film starring Meryl Streep.

Charles Dance and Meryl Streep in "Plenty"

#11 — Susan Traherne, resistance fighter turned diplomat’s wife with a gnawing sense of unease about the life she must lead.

Matthew: “I just wish she were more ordinary,” a persnickety commercial director grumbles about an offscreen model hired to play the mother in a promo for dog food. “Will the audience identify?” he frets. We’re in England in the postwar 1940s and Susan Traherne, a former agent in the French resistance, is rolling her eyes through a mind-numbing advertising job that she will promptly vacate. The scene is quick but Susan walks out just in time for the director’s comments to resonate as a sly statement on the woman herself, the reliably erratic anti-heroine played by Meryl Streep in Fred Schepisi’s tepid cinematic adaptation of David Hare’s Plenty.
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Robert De Niro Calls Trump an 'Idiot' without 'Any Sense of Humanity or Compassion'

Robert De Niro Calls Trump an 'Idiot' without 'Any Sense of Humanity or Compassion'
Robert De Niro is calling President Donald Trump an idiot … again.

While the president, 71, was making his first official trip to Los Angeles since his inauguration, the Goodfellas star, 74, was slamming him across town at an event for the Fulfillment Fund, a local organization that promotes higher education.

“A college education is important, but education without humanity is ignorance,” the actor began, according to PageSix. “Look at our president. He made it through [the] University of Pennsylvania, so he was exposed to a quality education, but he’s still an idiot.”

For years, Trump has cited the Ivy League education he
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‘Mom’ star Allison Janney’s Oscar win for ‘I, Tonya’ proves that TV and film worlds continue to merge

‘Mom’ star Allison Janney’s Oscar win for ‘I, Tonya’ proves that TV and film worlds continue to merge
Earlier this month the star of a network television sitcom, Allison Janney, won an Oscar. In fact, she had to cut her appearances at post-Oscar parties short because she had to be at work on the CBS show “Mom” the next day. While this has happened before, Janney’s victory for “I Tonya” and the lack of media attention to a sitcom star winning a movie award just shows how the television and film worlds have merged to an extent that actors now move freely in between both venues.

See Oscar hosts gallery: Performers who have hosted the Academy Awards

Until fairly recently you were either a television actor or a film actor. You pretty much did one or the other. It was even common for young actors to stipulate that they would only audition for film. Some actors such as Bruce Willis were able to parlay their TV stardom into movie careers,
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Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon Set New High-Profile TV Projects at HBO and Hulu

In the age of #PeakTV it’s become extremely rare for a show to hit the zeitgeist in a way that gets everyone talking. Usually everyone’s watching different shows at different times, and the days of “watercooler TV” are out the window save for a precious few series. Big Little Lies was one of those shows, which was originally intended as a limited series but was such a hit on HBO that the network not only paid up for a second season, but enlisted Andrea Arnold to direct and Meryl Streep to co-star. The Emmy-winning series originated …
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New Review Aggregate of Female Critics Launches at SXSW

According to a 2016 report from The Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film, women comprise just 27 percent of top critics on Rotten Tomatoes and men 73 percent of these individuals. Women account for more than half of moviegoers, but “major critical outlets … aggregate overwhelmingly male voices that deliver their ratings and reviews with a splat of gender bias,” a press release announcing the launch of CherryPicks details.

The new media review service is “by and for women” and aims to offer an alternative to male-dominated criticism — “a system that more accurately represents the range of critical and audience opinion, along with high-quality content from both established and new critical female voices.” The review aggregate and rating service will use female critics exclusively.

CherryPicks is headed by producer and director Miranda Bailey (“You Can Choose Your Family”) and producer and co-founder Rebecca Odes (“This Is Me”).

Set to
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Nicole Kidman, David E. Kelley Reunite for ‘The Undoing’ at HBO

HBO is re-teaming three of the driving forces behind “Big Little Lies” for the its next big miniseries.

The pay cabler has ordered “The Undoing” from Nicole Kidman, David E. Kelley, and Bruna Papandrea. Kidman will executive produce with her Blossom Films partner Per Saari and star in the adaptation of Jean Hanff Korelitz’s novel “You Should Have Known.” Kelly will serve as executive producer, writer, and showrunner. Papandrea will exec produce through her company Made Up Stories.

“We’re thrilled to continue our creative relationships with both Nicole and David,” said HBO programming president Casey Bloys. “and can
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Reese Witherspoon just revealed when ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 begins filming [Watch]

Reese Witherspoon just revealed when ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 begins filming [Watch]
Big Little Lies” won’t be back on HBO until next year, but the ladies of Monterey will be back in town this week: Production on Season 2, with the inimitable Meryl Streep, begins Friday, Reese Witherspoon revealed on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”

“Y’all, we’re starting next Friday on ‘Big Little Lies 2.’ I can’t believe it,” Witherspoon said on last Friday’s show. “Not only do we have every cast member coming back, but also Meryl Streep is joining us.”

See Meryl Streep joins ‘Big Little Lies’ — will she win her fourth Emmy?

Streep, whose casting was announced in January, was a big coup for Witherspoon and fellow producer and star Nicole Kidman, who co-starred with Streep in “The Hours” (2002) but shared no scenes with her. The “A Wrinkle in Time” star said she was in disbelief when Streep agreed to play Mary Louise Wright, who comes
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HBO Orders Nicole Kidman Limited Series Thriller The Undoing

One good turn certainly deserves another, as Nicole Kidman is set to reunite with Big Little Lies screenwriter David E. Kelley for another HBO limited series, this one titled The Undoing. Kidman and Kelley’s previous collaboration for the premium channel earned her numerous awards last year, but it also proved a big enough hit that the powers that be at HBO deigned it necessary to order a second season, one that will not only reunite the main cast that also includes Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz, Shailene Woodley, and Adam Scott, but it will also bring perennial Academy Award nominee Meryl Streep on board as the mother of Alexander Skarsgård’s Perry Wright.
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Lily James in talks to star in Danny Boyle’s new film

Last week it was announced that Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) is teaming with Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral) for an as-yet-untitled comedy for Universal and Working Title, which is described as “a musically-themed film set in the 1960s or 1970s” and reportedly has a Beatles theme.

The original report stated that Himesh Patel (EastEnders) would be playing a struggling up-and-coming musician in the film, and now comes word from Variety that Lily James (Cinderella) is in talks to join the project.

James is coming off the back of last year’s Baby Driver and Darkest Hour, and will next be seen as a young version of Meryl Streep’s character in the musical sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which opens in July.

In addition to this project, Boyle has also recently been linked to the director’s chair on Bond 25, with his regular collaborator John Hodge
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Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington Will Co-Star in a New TV Show (We Can't Wait!)

Apparently, Reese Witherspoon is having the time of her life producing and starring in TV series based on bestselling novels. Amid the success of her HBO show Big Little Lies, the Oscar winner has another limited series on the slate — and this time, she's bringing Kerry Washington along for the ride! The two actresses have signed on the dotted line as executive producers and stars of a limited series based on Little Fires Everywhere, the bestselling 2017 novel by Celeste Ng. Set in Celeste's hometown of Shaker Heights, Oh, the story tracks a picture-perfect family whose suburban existence is uprooted by the single mother who rents a house from them. A post shared by Reese’sBookClubxHelloSunshine (@reesesbookclubxhellosunshine) on Sep 12, 2017 at 9:29am Pdt Liz Tigelaar, who recently served as showrunner for Casual, will adapt the book and lead the writers' room for this project. The show is currently being pitched to premium and streaming networks,
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10 Oscar Moments No One Can Forget

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is an American institution just like the Super Bowl or Mcdonald’s. There’s a ton of history in the Academy – almost double both previous examples. For 90 consecutive years, it has hosted an awards show that is the most comprehensive record of acting prowess in the American pantheon. It recognizes the best of the best in film, and serves as the ultimate authority on cinematic greatness. Because of this, the Academy record book is dense, telling the history of American film through winners and losers in dozens of categories. Some of these superlatives stand out more than others. While everyone knows about Hattie McDaniel and Denzel, the Adrien Brody/Halle Berry fiasco, and Meryl Streep’s continuously expanding legend, the following are memorable moments that aren’t yet historical fixtures – but they should be.
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New ‘Mamma Mia! The Movie’ 4K, Blu-ray and DVD Coming for 10th Anniversary

Abba fans rejoice! Not only do you get new renditions of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus songs this summer in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, you'll also get a shot at seeing the original Mamma Mia! The Movie clearer than you ever have before.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment, via a listing at Amazon, has plans to release a Mamma Mia! The Movie 10th Anniversary Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray versions on May 1st. The Mamma Mia! The Movie 4K Uhd Blu-ray marks the film's debut on that format.

You can pre-order Mamma Mia! The Movie at Amazon right now on your preferred format for a discounted price.

Mamma Mia! The Movie stars Meryl StreepPierce BrosnanColin FirthStellan SkarsgårdJulie WaltersDominic CooperAmanda Seyfried, and Christine Baranski. It was originally released on July 18th, 2008.

Here's a look at the Mamma Mia! The Movie 4K Uhd cover art.
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What Happened When Meryl Streep Joined Big Little Lies, According to Reese Witherspoon

What Happened When Meryl Streep Joined  Big Little Lies, According to Reese Witherspoon
The ladies of Big Little Lies are returning to Monterey sooner than you thought! Reese Witherspoon revealed season two of Big Little Lies starts filming next Friday, March 16.  Deep breaths! The show isn't expected to premiere until 2019 still. "So, y'all, we're starting next Friday on Big Little Lies 2, I can't believe it," Witherspoon told Seth Meyers on Late Night. "Not only do we have every cast member coming back, but also Meryl Streep is joining us." Streep will play Mary Louise Wright, the mother to Perry Wright, the deceased abusive husband to Nicole Kidman's Celeste. Streep's character comes to town looking for answers about her son's passing and with concern...
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Lily James in Talks to Star in Danny Boyle, Richard Curtis’ Comedy

Lily James in Talks to Star in Danny Boyle, Richard Curtis’ Comedy
Baby Driver” actress Lily James is in talks to star in the untitled Danny Boyle comedy for Working Title and Universal, sources confirmed.

Boyle is directing from a script by “Love Actually” writer-director Richard Curtis. Curtis and Boyle will also produce the film.

Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce alongside Matt Wilkinson and Bernie Bellew. Nick Angel and Lee Brazier are executive producers.

Exec VP of production Erik Baiers will oversee the project for Universal.

Variety recently revealed that Boyle is high on MGM’s list to direct the next James Bond pic, starring Daniel Craig. James’ commitment seems to confirm that no matter what happens with “Bond 25,” this will likely be Boyle’s next movie.

Boyle most recently directed “Steve Jobs” for Universal and also has the John Paul Getty FX series “Trust” bowing this spring. Curtis most recently wrote and directed “About Time” for Universal.
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Girl Rising, David Oyelowo, Andra Day And Others Join Forces To End Global Gender Inequality

This International Women’s Day, Girl Rising, the global campaign for girls’ education and empowerment, debuts the film Girl Rising: The Fifth Anniversary Edition.

This special edition commemorates nine incredible girls whose lives have been changed by the power of education. Acclaimed actor David Oyelowo narrates this edition, which features voice performances from a host of actresses including Meryl Streep, Salma Hayek and Kerry Washington.

“If we are going to create a more just and equal world, men and boys must be part of the solution,” Oyelowo explains. “That’s why I stand with Girl Rising – to hopefully serve as an example and role model for other men. We must be vigilant in our support and continue to stand up and speak out until we see change happen.”

Oyelowo will be honored as a newly-named Girl Rising Ambassador at the film’s March 8 premiere. Known for his roles in films such as Selma,
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Uh, Do the Olsen Twins Owe Their Success to Their 'Full House' Baby Wrangler?

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen won America's heart as little Michelle Tanner on Full House, and without that, the twins would hardly be a household name today. But that isn't credit to the girls' charisma (lol) or comedic timing — it was baby wrangler Adria Later pulling the strings of the doll-like duo. As Full House lore goes, John Stamos wanted to get rid of the disobedient baby Olsens from the get-go. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Apparently in those early episodes, the Olsens, as most babies do, cried a lot. And yeah, John Stamos was not about it. "I said, 'Get rid of these kids,' and they brought on a couple of unattractive red-headed kids," he revealed at a Grandfathered panel. "We tried that for a while and that didn't work. So I said, 'Ok, get the Olsen twins back.' And that's the story." Perhaps the girls were saved by not being,
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Months of Meryl: Falling in Love (1984)

John and Matthew are watching every single live-action film starring Meryl Streep.

#10 —Molly Gilmore, a married woman who, against her better judgment, falls in love with a married man.

John: Falling in Love is my favorite movie. Well, not exactly. I only just watched it for the first time, so I can’t exactly gauge the extent of my affection. But I’ll repeat: Falling in Love is my favorite movie. It’s hard not to fall in love (sorry) with a movie where Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro have an affair in 1983 New York City, aided by best pals Dianne Wiest and Harvey Keitel. After a chance encounter at the beautiful Manhattan bookstore Rizzoli on Christmas Eve, the two meet again months later, care of the blessed Metro North, and eventually have their desires and marriages tested. One could say it’s a Mazursky-inflected Deer Hunter reunion, minus the wit,
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