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Just How Many Black Actors Have Won an Oscar? The Number Is Disturbingly Low

24 February 2017 1:25 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Image Source: Getty / Lee Celano With nominees like Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Ruth Negga, and Mahershala Ali rounding out the acting categories, Sunday night's Academy Awards could potentially deliver the most diverse set of winners in years. The Oscars have been plagued by obvious race issues since they began in 1929, and things seemingly came to a head with the #OscarsSoWhite discussion a couple of years ago; the overwhelming lack of diversity in nominees in both 2015 and 2016 resulted in Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs taking bigger, more noticeable steps to double the number of diverse members in its voting body by 2020. Nevertheless, a black actor (the incomparable Sidney Poitier) wasn't awarded until 1964, and it was only in 2002 that Halle Berry became the first black woman to win a best actress trophy. So, just how many black actors have won Oscars over the years? Fourteen. A whopping fourteen distinguished, talented people in 87 years. »

- Brittney Stephens

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Set pics surface for that gritty Robin Hood movie starring Taron Egerton

24 February 2017 12:41 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It looks like bystanders in Croatia are stealing from the rich (the filmmakers) and giving to the poor (us) by sneaking set pics from the new, gritty Robin Hood movie starring Taron Egerton (Kingsman) and Jamie Foxx (Bait). Let's take a look: Well, it certainly looks explode-y and action-packed, so that's a good sign. However, we Still don't see Egerton in tights,... Read More »

- Damion Damaske

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First Look at Jamie Foxx as Little John in Robin Hood: Origins

24 February 2017 11:16 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, production got under way on Lionsgate's highly-anticipated Robin Hood: Origins, with the first set photos revealing Taron Egerton as the title character. Today we have even more images from the set in Dubrovnik, Croatia, which offers our first look at Jamie Foxx as Little John. We also have a brief video which shows Jamie Foxx and Taron Egerton taking a stroll together, before they're interrupted by a group riding past on horseback.

These new photos and video comes from The Dubrovnik Times, the local publication where the film is shooting. Their report reveals that last night's shoot took place in the eastern entrance to the Old City section of Dubrovnik, with this scene taking place on the stone bridge that leads into the city from the Ploce Gate. While little context was given for the scene, a brief video shows Little John pulling Robin Hood out of »

- MovieWeb

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Croatia to Continue Production Incentives Despite Film Center Crisis

24 February 2017 3:01 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The Croatian government will continue its production incentives for filmmakers despite a crisis at the national film center that administers the 20 percent tax rebate scheme.

Production incentives in the European Union member state, where Lionsgate's retelling of British folklore story Robin Hood: Origins, starring Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx is currently shooting, have attracted a raft of projects since they were launched in 2011.

Projects that have shot in the country include HBO's Game of Thrones, and the country's popular filming locations include the Adriatic medieval port city of Dubrovnik.

The financial incentives are not under threat, Croatia's Minister »

- Nick Holdsworth

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The Weekend Warrior 2/24/17: Get Out, Collide, Rock Dog

22 February 2017 11:00 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.  

This Past Weekend:

Presidents' Day weekend was an interesting one at the box office, and as with most holiday weekends, it was particularly difficult to figure out how things might fare, other than The Lego Batman Movie, which remained at #1 with almost $45 million over the four-day weekend. Fifty Shades Darker followed with $21.3 million, about a 50% drop.  Last week, I thought that the Ice Cub comedy Fist Fight would beat The Great Wall, although it seemed like it could be a close race. Nope. Matt Damon’s action epic came in third place with $21.6 million, which is a couple million more than my original prediction, but The Fist Fight fell short of my prediction by almost $10 million, grossing $14.5 million in its first four days. »

- Edward Douglas

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Croatian filmmakers protest against 'political influence and control'

22 February 2017 3:38 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Industry figures have issued a rallying cry to protect their autonomy in the face of perceived government interference.

Following the surprise resignation of Hrvoje Hribar, the chief executive of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (Havc), during this month’s Berlin Film Festival, the Croatian film industry is banding together to face what it considers to be unwelcome political interference in the country’s film industry.

An initiative founded by the Croatian Producers Association and the Croatian Film Directors’ Guild - dubbed ‘Puk’o nam je film’ (Croatian slang for ‘We’ve Had Enough’) – issued a statement earlier this week saying that it had been founded to “protect Croatian cinematography from political influence and control”.

The move comes in response to a recent paper published by Croatia’s State Audit Office that looked into the activities of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre.

According to various news reports, the Audit states that any film production supported by Havc with more than »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Jamie Foxx Target of Racial Slur While Dining Inside Croatia Restaurant

21 February 2017 7:59 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Police in Croatia are set to file misdemeanor charges against two people who allegedly used a racial slur to insult Jamie Foxx. On Sunday night, officers received information about a disruption at a restaurant in Dubrovnik. According to police, a criminal investigation established that two men "in a particularly rude and insolent manner insulted the guests and staff catering facility."   While the press release from police does not name Jamie by name as the victim, the actor reportedly spoke out about the situation on Instagram stories. "I came to the table and they assaulted us!" Jamie reportedly said in one post that has since been deleted. The Oscar »

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Jamie Foxx Insulted By Racist Slur In Croatian Restaurant

21 February 2017 7:06 PM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Jamie Foxx is in the Croatian capital of Dubrovnik filming “Robin Hood: Origins”, in which the Oscar-winning “Ray” star plays Robin Hood’s iconic sidekick Little John. While Foxx has been taking to social media to declare how much he loves the country and its people, there are two people in particular with who he’s not […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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Jamie Foxx Was the Target of a Racial Slur in Croatia

21 February 2017 4:57 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jamie Foxx was the target of a racial slur while in Croatia after two people allegedly used a racial slur to insult the Django Unchained actor in a restaurant.

According to the Associated Press, Croatian police filed disorderly conduct charges against the two people after receiving reports on Sunday of “particularly arrogant and rude” insults made against a restaurant patron, as well as “one of the guests on racial grounds.”

While the AP indicated that the police report did not name Foxx, 49, the actor took to Instagram to address the incident in a now-deleted post. Police told the AP they »

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Newswire: Jamie Foxx had to deal with racist Croatian locals while filming Robin Hood: Origins

21 February 2017 1:47 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Jamie Foxx is currently filming Robin Hood: Origins, in which he stars as Little John opposite Taron Egerton’s Robin Goodfellow. Production is located in Dubrovnik, a Croatian resort town near the Adriatic Sea, where The Associated Press reports Foxx had a run-in recently with a couple of racist locals. According to Croatian police, two men were charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly using a racial slur in reference to Foxx.

The Oscar winner was not named in the police report, but Foxx reportedly expressed dismay over the incident on his Instagram account not long after it happened. He’s since deleted his comments, but Croatian police are apparently considering pursuing other charges against the men, who reportedly made “particularly arrogant and rude” comments about the actor. The AP points to a rise in far-right sentiments across Europe (and the U.S.), which apparently has reached even scenic seaside towns »

- Danette Chavez

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Deadpool 2: Kerry Washington Responds To Domino Casting Rumors

21 February 2017 9:01 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Last week there was a hot rumor I posted about how Kerry Washington was being tested for Domino, from Deadpool 2. She is not the first name thrown around for this iconic role as Lizzy Caplan (My pick for Lyssa Drak in the Glc movie), Ruby Rose, Sofia Boutella, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Sienna Miller, and Mackenzie Davis have all been rumored.

While being interviewed by Extra on the red carpet, Washington was asked if there was any truth to the rumor.

"I don’t have anything to say about that. Of course I would [want the role], but of course you have to get the right person for whatever role."

That is slightly misleading as she could simply be saying, "no comment," or, "yup, it's me seeing as you need the right person." I have a feeling we will be hearing more about this in a few days or weeks to come.

Washington got »

- Drew Carlton

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First look images of Taron Egerton and Eve Hewson on set of Robin Hood

21 February 2017 6:11 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

As Taron Egerton suits up to rob the rich to give to the poor on the set of Robin Hood – which started filming in Dubrovnik, Croatia yesterday – a number of photos have emerged from the set showing some of the cast, including Egerton, in a jovial mood.

Related: Taron Egerton on his first animation, Sing

The tale of Robin Hood has been told time and time again on the big screen from the 2010 version starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, to 1991’s version with Kevin Costner and the 1938 outing with Errol Flynn. It’s an age-old story which never gets old and moves with the times to engage new audiences with the latest in the hottest names brought in to put bums on seats.

This latest version of the poor man’s hero is due for release in 2018 and has a number of actors to thrill a wide range of audience. »

- Zehra Phelan

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Robin Hood set photos: Taron Egerton pictured as iconic character

21 February 2017 1:32 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Robin Hood set photos featuring Taron Egerton!

Some Robin Hood set photos from the in-production Robin Hood: Origins have been posted online. They feature the film’s lead actor in Taron Egerton and some of the massive sets built specifically for the movie.

Robin Hood: Origins is now shooting over in Hungary with the likes of Jamie Dornan, Jamie Foxx and Tim Minchin amongst the cast.

Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders) is directing the new Robin Hood movie for Lionsgate, which will also see Eve Hewson (Bridge of Spies) star as Maid Marion and Paul Anderson (Peaky Blinders, The Revenant) in an undisclosed role.

Bathurst recently revealed why is bringing a new Robin Hood movie to screens.

“To be honest, when this film was first offered to me, I turn it down immediately,” Bathurst said. “The world doesn’t need another Robin Hood film, we had enough. But when started to »

- Paul Heath

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First look at Taron Egerton’s Robin in photos from Robin Hood: Origins

20 February 2017 1:15 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier today we brought you some comments from director Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders) about the social relevance of Robin Hood: Origins, and now with production getting underway in Croatia today, we have our first look at Taron Egerton’s Robin along with Eve Hewson’s Maid Marion thanks to the first photos from the set; check them out here…

See Also: Jamie Foxx describes 2018’s Robin Hood: Origins as gritty and real

Photos of Taron on the set of Robin Hood: Origins.

– First Set Photos of Taron Egerton as Robin Hood!

Read more at https://t.co/31D853dzmy pic.twitter.com/MwUCbCK8cm

— Taron Updates (@EgertonUpdates) February 20, 2017

Robin Hood: Origins is scheduled for release on March 23rd, 2018 and features a cast that includes  Taron Egerton as the legendary English folk figure, Jamie Foxx as Little JohnBen Mendelsohn as the Sheriff of Nottingham, Eve Hewson as Maid Marian, Jamie Dornan as Will Scarlett, »

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Robin Hood: Origins First Look at Taron Egerton On Set

20 February 2017 1:09 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production began today on Lionsgate's highly-anticipated Robin Hood: Origins, with filming taking place in Dubrovnik, Croatia. We already have our first look at stars Taron Egerton and Eve Hewson on set. Filming is expected to last in Dubrovnik until March 6, with over 1,000 extras assembled for the shoot, which recreate The Crusades. There is one photo in particular that has captured the attention of fans, which has Taron Egerton's Robin Hood kissing Eve Hewson's Maid Marian.

These first photos surfaced at The Dubrovnik Times, which reports that all of the "main actors" are on location in Dubrovnik, except for Jamie Dornan. The actor plays Will Scarlett, the husband of Maid Marian. It hasn't been announced when he will begin filming on this epic adventure. With filming to continue in Dubrovnik for at least a few more weeks, hopefully we'll get to see even more photos from the set soon. »

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First Set Photos For Robin Hood: Origins Offer A Sneak Peek At Lionsgate’s Reboot

20 February 2017 1:00 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword isn’t the only rebooted folklore classic cramming up the pipeline – over at Lionsgate, Peaky Blinders director Otto Bathurst is currently overseeing development on Robin Hood: Origins, a gritty origin story in which Taron Egerton plays the skilled archer and swordsman.

Filming is now underway in Budapest, Hungary, and the first wave of set photos are here to prove it. First spotted by The Dubrovnik Times, the images above offer but a fleeting glimpse of Egerton in costume as the legendary outlaw, who can be seen puckering up for a kiss with Maid Marian (Eve Hewson). Flanked by scores of extras and other cast members, it’s safe to assume Bathurst and the production team have kicked off with one of the film’s final scenes, after Hood and Co. have successfully robbed from the rich at the benefit of the poor. »

- Michael Briers

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Robin Hood: Origins director discusses the film’s social relevance

20 February 2017 7:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As production gets underway on Robin Hood: Origins, director Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders) has been speaking to Croatia’s Dubrovnik Daily about this latest take on the English folk hero, revealing that he was drawn to the project due to the social relevance of its story.

“To be honest, when this film was first offered to me, I turn it down immediately,” Bathurst said. “The world doesn’t need another Robin Hood film, we had enough. But when I started to look into it and investigate this man and legend, the story seemed more relevant today than it has ever been. For me, making a film is about reflecting what’s going on at the moment, to bring back something to humanity, to society. So there is a purpose to the film rather than being pure entertainment. We want to be entertained as well. Every day the film seems to be more and more important. »

- Gary Collinson

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Sidney Poitier Turns 90: Inside the Actor, Activist and Diplomat’s Incredible Life

20 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Legendary filmmaker, activist and human-rights trailblazer Sidney Poitier can now add “nonagenarian” to his list of accomplishments.

The two-time Academy Award winner turned 90 on Monday, and celebrated the milestone with friends and family, including his wife, Joanna Shimkus, whom he married in 1976, as well as six daughters, Beverly, Pamela, Sherri, Gina, Anika and Sydney. He also has eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Poitier, who made a career out of defying expectations, began his life beating the odds. The actor was born two months premature in Miami in 1927 to a pair of poor immigrant farmers from the Bahamas, and the likelihood »

- Mike Miller

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Otto Bathurst on the plot and subtexts of Robin Hood: Origins

19 February 2017 10:18 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Peaky Blinders director Otto Bathurst has been talking about his upcoming version of the Robin Hood legend, Robin Hood: Origins, which is set to start production in Dubrovnik, Croatia next week. Taron Egerton is leading the cast of the film, which also stars Jamie Dornan, Jamie Foxx and Tim Minchin.

The filmmaker spoke at a press conference this past week, which was picked up by the Dubrovnik Daily. The filmmaker spoke about accepting the offer to helm the Lionsgate-housed redo. It sounds like we’re going to be in for something quite special indeed.

“To be honest, when this film was first offered to me, I turn it down immediately,” Bathurst said. “The world doesn’t need another Robin Hood film, we had enough. But when started to look into it and investigate this man and legend, the story seemed more relevant today than has ever been.”

“For me, making »

- Paul Heath

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Jamie Foxx in Sleepless Arrives on Digital HD April 4th and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand April 18th

15 February 2017 8:10 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Jamie Foxx stars as an undercover homicide detective seeking revenge in the must-see action film Sleepless, arriving on Digital HD on April 4 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on April 18 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, White House Down) stars as an undercover homicide detective seeking revenge on his son’s kidnappers in the must-see action film Sleepless, available on Digital HD on April 4, 2017 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on April 18, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Sleepless also stars Golden Globe® nominee Michelle Monaghan (Patriot’s Day, “True Detective”), Gabrielle Union (Almost Christmas, The Birth of a Nation), Grammy Award® winner T.I. (Ant-Man, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping), Dermot Mulroney (August: Osage County, My Best Friend’s Wedding), David Harbour (“Stranger Things”, Suicide Squad) and Scoot McNairy (12 Years a Slave, Argo). The Blu-ray™ and DVD delve even deeper into the intense story with bonus »

- Tom Stockman

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