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2018 Oscars: Will one film sweep both actress awards for the 11th time?

2018 Oscars: Will one film sweep both actress awards for the 11th time?
If our combined Oscar odds are correct, the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories will be dominated by the stars of three films: Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf of “Lady Bird”; Margot Robbie and Allison Janney of “I, Tonya”; and Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer of “The Shape of Water.” And if one pair of co-stars wins, it’d be the 11th time both actress awards went to the same film.

The best chance of this happening is with Ronan and Metcalf. The former sits in second place in lead, behind “Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri” star Frances McDormand, with 7/2 odds, while her onscreen mother is the favorite in supporting with 11/5 odds.

But after defeating Metcalf at the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice, Janney is watching her stock rise quickly. She stands at 5/2 odds, while her onscreen daughter, Robbie, is in fifth in lead with 8/1 odds.

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Oscars flashback: Iraq invasion in 2003 almost cancelled 75th anniversary Oscars family album reunion of 59 acting winners [Watch]

The 75th anniversary ceremony for the Academy Awards almost didn’t happen as scheduled. When America led an invasion of Iraq that weekend, broadcast network ABC pleaded with producer Gil Cates and Academy president Frank Piersen to move the event back a week. The duo claimed it would be too expensive to make the switch and that the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood would be unavailable.

On March 23, 2003, the ceremony went live on ABC as scheduled, hosted by comedian, actor, and writer Steve Martin, with the Best Picture proclaimed to be “Chicago.” However, several presenters such as Cate Blanchett, Jim Carrey, and Will Smith cancelled their appearances. That day’s events also caused several past winners to bail out on appearing in the Oscars family album slated for late in the show. Similar to a segment five years early for the 70th anniversary show (read more on the link above), the
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15 Things ‘Moonstruck’ Nailed About Italian-Americans: From Superstitions to Dean Martin (Photos)

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15 Things ‘Moonstruck’ Nailed About Italian-Americans: From Superstitions to Dean Martin (Photos)
From the family gatherings in the kitchen to the kooky nicknames and Drama Queen reactions to just about everything, “Moonstruck” hits the Italian-American personality out of the park. On the 30th anniversary of the film that brought Cher, Olympia Dukakis and screenwriter John Patrick Shanley Academy Awards and producer/director Norman Jewison nominations, I – a full-blooded Italian from both sides of the family – take a look at the Italian-inspired details that make it a classic. Dean MartinMoonstruck” opens with the quintessential Italian song (“That’s Amore”) sung by the quintessential Italian crooner (Dean Martin). Any song that pays tribute to.
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Four Mother-Daughter Movies Could Dominate Awards Season

Four Mother-Daughter Movies Could Dominate Awards Season
Mother-daughter relationships have always been the stuff of great drama. And the Oscars are no exception. Three decades ago the “Moonstruck” acting duo Olympia Dukakis and Cher both won gold for playing a strong-willed New York Italian mother and her feisty daughter. Six years later, as a mute Scottish teacher and her de facto interpreter in New Zealand, Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin repeated that twofer triumph with Jane Campion’s “The Piano.”

Onscreen mother-daughter conflict has resulted in other dual Academy Award nominations: selfless Barbara Stanwyck tricked Anne Shirley into marrying rich in tearjerker “Stella Dallas” (1937); Meryl Streep’s big mouth inspired a rebellious Julia Roberts in “August: Osage County” (2013); Piper Laurie was literally crucified by Sissy Spacek in “Carrie” (1976). At the start of this decade, Mo’Nique won an Oscar portraying the sexually abusive parent of fellow “Precious” nominee Gabourey Sidibe. Back in 1984, both Shirley MacLaine and
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Kate McKinnon Takes New Girlfriend to Emmys

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2017-09-19T14:15:53-07:00Kate McKinnon Takes New Girlfriend to Emmys

Kate McKinnon's impersonation of Hillary Clinton on Saturday Night Live won her an Emmy Award this weekend. As she celebrated the victory, she was supported by a new girlfriend with whom she's only recently been seen in public.

Via People.

Kate McKinnon,33, has a new lady in her life to help celebrate her Emmy win tonight.

The Saturday Night Live star picked up her second win as a member of the sketch comedy show Sunday at the 2017 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, where she also made her first appearance with her girlfriend, Jackie Abbott.

McKinnon, who is Saturday Night Live‘s first openly gay female cast member, was seated next to Abbott in the audience tonight, and gave her a hug before accepting her award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series.

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Kate McKinnon Makes First Appearance with New Girlfriend, Actress Jackie Abbott, at Emmys

Kate McKinnon Makes First Appearance with New Girlfriend, Actress Jackie Abbott, at Emmys
Kate McKinnon, 33, has a new lady in her life to help celebrate her Emmy win tonight.

The Saturday Night Live star picked up her second win as a member of the sketch comedy show Sunday at the 2017 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, where she also made her first appearance with her girlfriend, Jackie Abbott.

McKinnon, who is Saturday Night Live‘s first openly gay female cast member, was seated next to Abbott in the audience tonight, and gave her a hug before accepting her award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series.

According to her website, Abbott is an actor,
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Lifetime Scary Movie Set From Lionsgate

Get ready for a movie marathon of bone-chilling tales and supernatural thrillers when the Lifetime Scary Movie Set arrives on DVD September 12 from Lionsgate. For the first time, four of Lifetime’s best-selling, frightful films are available in one complete collection for a hauntingly great value. The set includes the movies Stephen King’s Big Driver, Manson’s Lost Girls, Hush Little Baby, and Devil’s Diary. The films feature stars such as Olympia Dukakis, Maria Bello, and more. Just in time for Halloween, the Lifetime Scary Movie Set DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

Now you can own the Lifetime Scary Movie Set on DVD. We Are Movie Geeks has four copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie based on Stephen King? (mine is Carrie!). It’s so easy! Good Luck!
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Lifetime Scary Movie Set Arrives on DVD September 12th from Lionsgate

Get ready for a movie marathon of bone-chilling tales and supernatural thrillers when the Lifetime Scary Movie Set arrives on DVD September 12 from Lionsgate. For the first time, four of Lifetime’s best-selling, frightful films are available in one complete collection for a hauntingly great value. The set includes the movies Stephen King’s Big Driver, Manson’s Lost Girls, Hush Little Baby, and Devil’s Diary. The films feature stars such as Olympia Dukakis, Maria Bello, and more. Just in time for Halloween, the Lifetime Scary Movie Set DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

A woman left for dead by a serial killer seeks revenge. A real-life Manson girl reveals how her communal sisterhood moved from free love to mass murder. A mother’s newborn baby is possessed by a vengeful spirit. Two high school girls unearth a centuries-old diary and unleash havoc and destruction.
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‘Women Who Kill’ Director Ingrid Jungermann Is the Unapologetic Lesbian Filmmaker We Need

‘Women Who Kill’ Director Ingrid Jungermann Is the Unapologetic Lesbian Filmmaker We Need
Ingrid Jungermann, unlike some of her contemporaries, does not balk at being called a lesbian filmmaker. “I think you should demand to be called a queer filmmaker,” she said. “It’s a badge. I think it’s kind of irresponsible when people are like — ‘I wanna be known as just a filmmaker.’ That insinuates you’re not proud.” One look at Jungermann’s already impressive but still fledgling career, and it’s easy to see where her loyalties lie.

Read More‘Women Who Kill’ Tribeca Review: Ingrid Jungermann’s Debut is the Best Lesbian Horror-Comedy Ever

Her breakout web series, “The Slope,” created with Desiree Akhavan while the two were in Ira Sachs’ class at Nyu film school, starred the creators as a content-to-be-bitter lesbian couple who bicker amusingly about everything from co-op etiquette to normative gender roles. After developing a cult following online, Jungermann stepped up her game with her next series,
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Horror Highlights: Five Nights At Freddy’S Board Game, Lifetime Scary Movie Set, Twin Cities Horror Festival 2017

See if you can survive five whole nights at Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria while playing the Five Nights at Freddy's board game from Moose Games. Also in today's Horror Highlights: a Lifetime Scary Movie DVD set and the lineup for the 2017 Twin Cities Horror Festival.

Five Nights at Freddy's Board Game Release Details: "Five Nights at Freddy's Board Game: "(Moose Games; Ages 8+; August 2017; $24.99) Five Nights at Freddy’s from Moose Games is the first licensed, non-digital game to bring the popular entertainment property from Scottgames to life. The jump/scare-style game tests players’ nerves and adrenaline levels as they try to collect the most pizza game pieces without waking Freddy Fazbear.

Game play is as simple as it is scary! Each player takes a chance spinning the spinner board and collecting the required number of colored pizza pieces from Freddy’s pizza tray. The player that awakens the included animatronic Freddy,
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Tales of the City: Netflix Developing Revival Series with Laura Linney & Olympia Dukakis

Is Tales of the City making a comeback? Deadline reports Netflix is developing a revival of the PBS miniseries with original stars Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis.Based on the novels by Armistead Maupin, the drama follows the inhabitants of a vibrant neighborhood in 1970s San Francisco. The original miniseries spawned two sequels, which aired on Showtime in 1998 and 2001.Read More…
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Netflix Developing ‘Tales Of The City’ Revival With Laura Linney & Olympia Dukakis

Netflix is developing a revival of Armistead Maupin’s San Francisco-set Tales of the City, with original cast members Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis attached to star, sources confirm to Deadline. The new iteration would be a modern take on the Lgbt-themed series, set 25 years later, and possibly would be shot in San Francisco. The first of nine books in Maupin’s series, Tales of the City explores “alternative lifestyles” and “underground” culture in San Francisco in the…
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Tales of the City Revival Eyed at Netflix

Tales of the City Revival Eyed at Netflix
Revival-enamored Netflix is looking to resurrect another beloved television tale.

TVLine has learned that the streamer is developing a 10-episode, present-day continuation of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City. Sources confirm that original cast members Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis are attached to star, with other Tales vets expected to join them.

Netflix declined to comment.

This would mark the fourth TV chapter of the Lgbt-themed, San Francisco-set Tales, following the landmark 1993 version (which aired stateside on PBS) and the “sequels” More Tales of the City and Further Tales of the City, which ran on Showtime in 1998 and 2001, respectively.
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Tribeca Winner ‘Women Who Kill’ Lands at FilmRise, Film Collaborative (Exclusive)

Tribeca Winner ‘Women Who Kill’ Lands at FilmRise, Film Collaborative (Exclusive)
FilmRise has acquired worldwide VOD and digital rights to Ingrid Jungermann’s comedy-thriller “Women Who Kill,” which won the narrative feature screenplay award at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

The non-profit Film Collaborative will release the film theatrically. The story centers on Morgan — a commitment phobic woman — and her ex-girlfriend who are locally famous true-crime podcasters and suspect Morgan’s new love interest is a murderer.

In addition to directing, Jungermann wrote the script and stars in the film alongside Annette O’Toole, Ann Carr, Sheila Vand, Sheila O’Neill and Deborah Rush. The film was produced by Alex Scharfman and Jungermann, and executive produced by Cliff Chenfeld, Craig Balsam, Jim Rosenthal, Rick Milenthal, Victor Zaraya, Stacie Passon, Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen. Lauren Brady was a co-producer on the film.

Dennis Harvey gave the film a strong review for Variety: “A shaggy, banter-driven quasi-thriller in the mode of ‘Manhattan Murder Mystery
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Alexander Payne in La Greek Film Festival honour

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Alexander Payne in La Greek Film Festival honour
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Alexander Payne will receive the 2017 Orpheus Award at the 11th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival in June.

The award will be presented as part of the Orpheus Awards ceremony following the closing night film on June 11 in Hollywood.

Alexander Payne was selected by the committee to receive this year’s honor because of his worldwide contributions to movies and his dedication to the preservation of its history,” festival director Aris Katopodis said.

“We are delighted to be among those who recognize his brilliance as a filmmaker and his dedication not only to the craft but the people that work with him. His ability to entertain and intrigue audiences worldwide is surpassed by none.”

Payne, the grandson of Greek immigrants and a native of Omaha, Nebraska, launched into directing with Citizen Ruth in 1996, and followed that up with Reese Witherspoon break-out Election.

His other films
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The Untold Tales Of Armistead Maupin – QFest St. Louis Review

Review by Mark Longden

The Untold Tales Of Armistead Maupin screens Sunday, Apr. 2 at 5:15pm at the .Zack (3224 Locust St., St. Louis, Mo 63103) as part of this year’s QFest St. Louis. Ticket information can be found Here

A completely sober retelling of Armistead Maupin’s life would still be interesting – his great-grandfather was a Congressman, then a Confederate soldier, dying in the Civil War; Maupin himself was a Vietnam veteran who met Richard Nixon in the Oval Office; worked for ultra-right-wing Senator Jesse Helms; was once seduced by Rock Hudson; and became famous for his fiction because no-one would go on the record for him and he just decided to fictionalise the people he was meeting every day. But this documentary, as well as having all that in it, is colourful and fun and hilarious, and is definitely recommended.

We go on a roughly chronological wander through Maupin’s life,
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Talent Agent Gene Parseghian Dies at 72

Longtime Gotham talent agent Gene Parseghian, who repped stars including Daniel Day Lewis, Eddie Redmayne, Olympia Dukakis, and Kathleen Turner, died March 16 of cancer at his home in Manhattan. He was 72.

Among the other actors he repped were Kit Harington, Rufus Sewell, Hugh Dancy, Essie Davis, Christopher Abbott, Miranda Richardson, Billy Connolly, and Betty Buckley.

Over the years, he also worked with Judi Dench, William Hurt, Joan Hackett, Isabella Rosellini, Emma Thompson, Mark Rylance, Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, Christopher Walken, Jul​i​e Andrews and many others. He also represented cinematographers such as Michael Ballhaus.

Born in Oneonta, N.Y., Parseghian started out as an actor. He studied in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and received an Mfa in acting from Stanford. After acting in Manhattan in the early ’70s, he became an agent specializing in actors and in 1977 opened Parseghian Associates. In 1978 his
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10th Annual Qfest St. Louis – Lgbtq Film Festival Runs March 29th – April 2nd at the .Zack

It’s almost time to get your Q on, St. Louis!!

The 10h Annual QFest St. Louis, presented by Cinema St. Louis, runs March 29th – April 2nd at the .Zack (3224 Locust St., St. Louis, Mo 63103)

The St. Louis-based Lgbtq film festival, QFest will present an eclectic slate of films from filmmakers that represent a wide variety of voices in contemporary queer world cinema. The mission of the film festival is to use the art of contemporary gay cinema to illustrate the diversity of the Lgbtq community and to explore the complexities of living an alternative lifestyle.

All screenings at the .Zack (3224 Locust St., St. Louis, Mo 63103). Individual tickets are $13 for general admission, $10 for students and Cinema St. Louis members with valid and current photo IDs.

Advance tickets may be purchased at the Hi-Pointe Backlot box office or website. For more info, visit the Cinema St. Louis site Here

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Career-Damaging Taylor-Burton Bomb Revisited and (Surprisingly) Appreciated

'Boom!' movie with Elizabeth Taylor: Critically panned box office disaster featuring memorable headwear. 'Boom!' movie: Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton critical & box office bomb reappraised as 'cult classic' fare If you've never seen Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's 1968 vanity production Boom!, don't feel singled out. Boom! bombed at the box office almost as soon as it blasted on the screen. Since then, however, it has been rediscovered. Directed by Joseph Losey from a screenplay by Tennessee Williams (based on his play The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore), Boom! is a good example of a movie depicting art imitating life imitating art; one that deserves to be described in detail. Sexually repressed temper tantrums and bronchial attacks By then a two-time Academy Award winner, Elizabeth Taylor (Butterfield 8, 1960; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 1966) plays Flora “Sissy” Goforth, a middle-aged, sexually repressed American (inspired by and written
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