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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Trailer and Poster are Here

23 February 2017 4:00 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

I’m pretty sure that will all of the Marvel, DC and other million and a half promos, teasers, and posters coming out the real one you were waiting for was “The Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” All jokes aside though, a new trailer is here. You know who else isn’t joking? Author Jeff Kinney who created this book-series. It’s one of the most successful book series of all time. While it’s not Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling I think it’s safe to say that Kinney doesn’t have to work another day in his entire life. Anyway, 20th Century Fox has

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Trailer and Poster are Here »

- Nat Berman

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Podcast Pre-Oscar Show. What Are We Rooting For?

21 February 2017 2:05 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Katey (with her little Charlie in tow) rejoins Nathaniel and Nick to discuss our hopes for Oscar night and various mini conversations on Moana, Moonlight, Arrival, La La Land, Suicide Squad, and many more...

Index (43 minutes)

00:01 Animated, Screenplays

08:30 Cinematography, Costumes

16:11 Production Design, Editing

21:00 VFX, Makeup, Score, Song, Sound

30:00 Actor, Supporting Acting

38:00 Documentaries, Actress

41:08 Musical sign-off silliness!

With of course much name dropping and detours including Hacksaw Ridge, Jk Rowling, Annette Bening, Viola Davis, Weiner, Janelle Monae, and Michael Shannon

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post or download from iTunes. Continue the conversations in the comments, won't you?  »

- NATHANIEL R

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Every Book Emma Watson Has Ever Recommended

21 February 2017 2:04 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

 A version of this article originally appeared on ew.com.

Emma Watson loves to read.

The actress has that in common with her brainy Harry Potter character Hermione as well as bookish Belle, who she plays in the much-anticipated film Beauty and the Beast, out March 17. In addition to being a bookworm, Watson is also an outspoken feminist and as well as a Un Women Goodwill Ambassador and promoter of the organization’s HeForShe movement, which is dedicated to recruiting men into the movement for gender equality. As a response to her work with the Un, she launched the feminist »

- Madeline Raynor

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Watch: VFX reel for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

21 February 2017 9:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It may have missed out on an Oscar nomination for this month’s 89th Academy Awards, but Warner Bros.Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them still featured some very impressive visual effects, and Rodeo FX has released a breakdown video showcasing their work on the Harry Potter spinoff prequel; take a look here…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” stars Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), Katherine Waterston (“Steve Jobs, »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’: Designing the Immigrant Experience

20 February 2017 11:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For three-time Oscar winners Stuart Craig and Colleen Atwood, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” offered fascinating stylistic departures. J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” standalone takes place in New York in 1926 — a time, of course, when the immigrant experience flourished.

“New York was all about diversity, and [director] David Yates wanted [to express that],” Atwood told IndieWire. “There were people new to New York and there were people that had been there for a generation — and it was an open-minded time.”

Thus, for both production and costume design, there was great class and cultural diversity to explore in architecture and wardrobes. Although they considered shooting in New York City, that proved to be impractical, so they returned to the back lot of Leavesden Studios outside of London.

J.K. Rowling identified particular buildings in her script, including the Gothic Woolworth [for the Magical Congress headquarters], which at that time was the largest building in the world,” Craig told IndieWire. »

- Bill Desowitz

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Emma Watson Cried Happy Tears Seeing Hermione’s Future in Cursed Child

20 February 2017 10:32 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A version of this article originally appeared on ew.com. Even after you let go of a character, sometimes the character doesn’t let go of you.

With the new live-action Beauty and the Beast, Emma Watson picked up the role originated by Paige O’Hara in the 1991 animated movie, but she has also been on the other side of that situation — handing off the part of J.K. Rowling’s Hermione Granger to Noma Dumezweni for the London play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

In her interview with Entertainment Weekly for this week’s cover story, Watson spoke in »

- Anthony Breznican

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Trump, Triumph and Speaking Truth to Power: Politics Take a Bow at 2017 Writers Guild Awards

19 February 2017 9:50 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

When you think about the Writers Guild of America, which hosted two award ceremonies on Sunday night in two Blue cities, New York and Los Angeles, it’s no surprise that the writers spoke out. (Check out videos of some of the best bits below.)

For example, while accepting his life achievement award, filmmaker Oliver Stone got two standing ovations. After conservative James Woods was targeted at the top of the evening by WGA West Awards show host Patton Oswalt, retaliating by going onstage to steal his shoe, Woods presented the WGA award to the ultra liberal Stone, who starred him in “Salvador,” won three Oscars for “Midnight Express,” “Born on the Fourth of July” and “Platoon,” and penned “greed is good.”

Stone thanked mentors Robert Bolt and Ernest Lehman as well as Wma agent Ron Mardigian. He reminded that when he told Billy Wilder about his “Nixon” running time of 3 hours 10 minutes, »

- Anne Thompson and Kate Erbland

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Trump, Triumph and Speaking Truth to Power: Politics Take a Bow at 2017 Writers Guild Awards

19 February 2017 9:50 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When you think about the Writers Guild of America, which hosted two award ceremonies on Sunday night in two Blue cities, New York and Los Angeles, it’s no surprise that the writers spoke out. (Check out videos of some of the best bits below.)

For example, while accepting his life achievement award, filmmaker Oliver Stone got two standing ovations. After conservative James Woods was targeted at the top of the evening by WGA West Awards show host Patton Oswalt, retaliating by going onstage to steal his shoe, Woods presented the WGA award to the ultra liberal Stone, who starred him in “Salvador,” won three Oscars for “Midnight Express,” “Born on the Fourth of July” and “Platoon,” and penned “greed is good.”

Stone thanked mentors Robert Bolt and Ernest Lehman as well as Wma agent Ron Mardigian. He reminded that when he told Billy Wilder about his “Nixon” running time of 3 hours 10 minutes, »

- Anne Thompson and Kate Erbland

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President Donald Trump Praises Himself on Twitter for His ‘Unhinged’ Press Conference

17 February 2017 6:19 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

President Donald Trump took to Twitter to congratulate himself for his Thursday press conference, citing conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh.

Trump called his first solo press conference as president to announce his new pick for labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, after his first pick, embattled fast-food executive Andrew Puzder, withdrew on Wednesday. It turned into a sparring match between Trump and members of the media, lasting over an hour.

“Thank you for all of the nice statements on the Press Conference yesterday,” the president wrote on Twitter Friday morning. “Rush Limbaugh said one of greatest ever. Fake media not happy! »

- Stephanie Petit

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Newswire: Persepolis creator Marjane Satrapi is making a movie about Marie Curie

16 February 2017 1:33 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Marjane Satrapi, best known for writing the autobiographical graphic novel Persepolis and directing the film adaptation, is set to direct a movie about Marie Curie, according to Deadline. It’s another adaptation of a graphic novel, Lauren Redniss’ Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale Of Love And Fallout. (The title is being shortened to Radioactive for the film.) The script is coming from Jack Thorne, the British playwright and screenwriter who recently wrote J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter And The Cursed Child for West End. He’s also written for English TV, notably Skins (the original and superior U.K. version) and the new National Treasure miniseries (already a hit in England that makes its way Stateside via Hulu in March; not related to the Nicolas Cage film). Thorne is also set to write the His Dark Materials miniseries, so it’s safe to say he’s a »

- Caitlin PenzeyMoog

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Trump Lashes Out at Media in ‘Unhinged’ Press Conference: Alec Baldwin and More Stars React

16 February 2017 12:47 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Celebrities including J.K. Rowling, Alec Baldwin and Josh Gad are up in arms on Twitter after President Donald Trump held a combative, marathon White House press conference on Thursday in which he accused America’s news media of being “out of control.”

The president called the press conference to announce his new pick for labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, after his first pick, embattled fast-food executive Andrew Puzder, withdrew on Wednesday.

But the presser quickly went off the rails as Trump switched gears to vehemently defend his presidency and lash out at the “dishonest” press for publishing “fake news,” including about his Russia scandal. »

- Tierney McAfee

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How J.K. Rowling Had A Hand In The Lego Batman Movie

13 February 2017 12:18 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

More than any other franchise in history, the Lego movies seem like they can pretty much do whatever they want with almost any character. Just take a look at the likes of their use of Star Wars, the Justice League, and even Harry Potter, among countless others. While they’re never disrespectful of these properties, they’re more than happy to poke fun at them in a big way. 

The same can definitely be said of The Lego Batman Movie, which has ironically turned out to be one of the better reviewed Batman films in existence, if you can believe that. That’s right. Better than pretty much every other incarnation, with the exception of Nolan’s The Dark Knight. Though while it is a Batman movie, it was sure to spread the love to other properties.

If you have yet to see The Lego Batman Movie, and don’t »

- Joseph Medina

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Recommended New Books on Filmmaking: Princess Leia, Alfred Hitchcock, Going Rogue, and More

13 February 2017 9:31 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The world of film-related books has been dominated by Star Wars for the last two years, and that’s not a bad thing. With insightful authors like Pablo Hidalgo and gorgeous efforts like Star Wars: Galactic Maps, there has never been a better time to be force-crazed. This month is no exception, but you’ll also find new releases about Hitchcock, the Marx Brothers, and even two involving X-Files prequels. Let’s start with a book that took on new relevance just weeks after its release.

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher (Blue Rider Press)

Carrie Fisher’s The Princess Diarist, a hilarious and touching look at her life as Star Wars icon Princess Leia, was a must-read even before the sudden, shocking passing of its author in December. It is even more poignant now. While the book earned pre-release buzz over its revelation of an on-set affair with Harrison Ford, »

- Christopher Schobert

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My Baftas adventure: Dev Patel, liquid diabetes and clapping injuries

13 February 2017 9:23 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

All the stars were at the awards ceremony. And so was our columnist, stuffing his face with weird food and applauding everything from duff skits to political point-scoring

My anxiety kicks in days before the actual show, which is the first glitzy awards ceremony I’ve ever attended. “What does black tie actually mean?” I think, wondering if it requires tails and a bow tie, or if a literal black tie will be Ok. I Google image search “Bafta” and it throws up a picture of tartan iconoclast Eddie Redmayne essentially dressed as Rupert the Bear, which doesn’t help me. A workable definition of fame is a group of people who don’t carry their own bags, so will there even be a cloakroom? And how do I get to the Royal Albert Hall? “Practice,” one of my unhelpful friends advises.

At the pre-show champagne reception inside the Royal Albert Hall, »

- Rhik Samadder

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My Baftas adventure: Dev Patel, liquid diabetes and clapping injuries

13 February 2017 9:23 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

All the stars were at the awards ceremony. And so was our columnist, stuffing his face with weird food and applauding everything from duff skits to political point-scoring

My anxiety kicks in days before the actual show, which is the first glitzy awards ceremony I’ve ever attended. “What does black tie actually mean?” I think, wondering if it requires tails and a bow tie, or if a literal black tie will be Ok. I Google image search “Bafta” and it throws up a picture of tartan iconoclast Eddie Redmayne essentially dressed as Rupert the Bear, which doesn’t help me. A workable definition of fame is a group of people who don’t carry their own bags, so will there even be a cloakroom? And how do I get to the Royal Albert Hall? “Practice,” one of my unhelpful friends advises.

At the pre-show champagne reception inside the Royal Albert Hall, »

- Rhik Samadder

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Piers Morgan Blasts Meryl Streep As a ‘Pseudo-Political Bore’

13 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Daily Mail editor-at-large Piers Morgan penned a column on Monday detailing his weekend, which included a controversial appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” and a Twitter feud with “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling. He also ended up mocking Meryl Streep in the process. “Me-Me-Me-Meryl’s a great actress but she’s rapidly turning into the world’s most crashing Hollywood pseudo-political bore,” Morgan wrote. He continued: “I dread to think what this haughty dame of Tinseltown has got lined up for the Oscars. In fact, I dread to think what the whole night’s going to be like, »

- Brian Flood

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Simon Key Tweets Harry Potter Book line-by-line to Piers Morgan

13 February 2017 3:27 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

First Piers Morgan got into a heated debate with comedian Jim Jefferies on Real Time with Bill Maher regarding Trump’s travel ban.  Needless to say that debate got pretty ugly with Bill Maher practically having to restrain Jim Jefferies from going after Morgan.  But it didn’t end there.  The latest on Piers Morgan and Trump’s travel ban extended to Harry Potter writer J.K. Rowling.   It began on February 11th when Morgan tweeted to Rowling that he’d never read her “drivel” after Rowling initially tweeted to him “If only you’d read Harry Potter, you’d know the downside of sucking up to

Simon Key Tweets Harry Potter Book line-by-line to Piers Morgan »

- Nat Berman

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Piers Morgan Mocks Meryl Streep, Argues With Hollywood Over ‘Real Time’ Brouhaha

12 February 2017 11:43 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Piers Morgan is either still smarting or still giddy from his run-in with Jim Jefferies on Friday’s Real Time With Bill Maher, now adding Meryl Streep to his ever-growing roster of combatants in the feud’s wake. “Meryl Streep abusing President Trump again?,” Morgan tweeted today, apparently a response to the actress’ speech at last night’s Human Rights Gala in New York. “She, Jk Rowling & all the other smug ‘we know best!’ luvvie shriekers will get him re-elected.” The… »

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Baftas 2017: Full list of winners

12 February 2017 10:01 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

La La Land wins top prize at the ceremony.

La La Land was the big winner at the 2017 Baftas, winning five prizes, including best film, best director (Damien Chazelle) and best actress (Emma Stone).

Casey Affleck won leading actor for Manchester by the Sea, with Dev Patel (Lion) and Viola Davis (Fences) winning supporting actor and actress.

I, Daniel Blake won outstanding British film.

The 2017 Baftas took place on Feb 12 at the Royal Albert Hall and were once again hosted once again by Stephen Fry.

Read: Eight talking points ahead of the BaftasThe full list of winners

Winners in bold.

Best Filmarrival Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, David Linde, Aaron RyderI, Daniel Blake Rebecca O’BrienLA La Land Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc PlattMANCHESTER By The Sea Lauren Beck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Kimberly Steward, Kevin J. WalshMOONLIGHT Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adele RomanskiLEADING Actressamy Adams ArrivalEMILY Blunt The Girl on the TrainEMMA Stone La La LandMERYL Streep »

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Baftas 2017: Full list of winners - as they happen

12 February 2017 10:01 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

La La Land, Arrival, Nocturnal Animals and I, Daniel Blake among films competing for Bafta glory.

The 2017 Baftas take place on Feb 12 at the Royal Albert Hall and are hosted once again by Stephen Fry.

The show is broadcast on BBC One on a time delay, but Screen will be following the action as it happens from around 6:45Gmt and updating the winners as they are announced, below.

Read: Eight talking points ahead of the BaftasThe nominations

Winners in bold.

Leading Actorandrew Garfield Hacksaw RidgeCASEY Affleck Manchester by the SeaJAKE Gyllenhaal Nocturnal AnimalsRYAN Gosling La La LandVIGGO Mortensen Captain FantasticCINEMATOGRAPHYARRIVAL Bradford YoungHELL Or High Water Giles NuttgensLA La Land Linus SandgrenLION Greig FraserNOCTURNAL Animals Seamus McGarveyORIGINAL Screenplayhell Or High Water Taylor SheridanI, Daniel Blake Paul LavertyLA La Land Damien ChazelleMANCHESTER By The Sea Kenneth LonerganMOONLIGHT Barry JenkinsOutstanding British contribution to cinemaCURZON Cinemassupporting Actoraaron Taylor-johnson Nocturnal AnimalsDEV Patel LionHUGH Grant Florence Foster JenkinsJEFF Bridges Hell or High »

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