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Oscar Winners Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett And Eddie Redmayne Join Presenter Line Up For 88th Academy Awards

7 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Oscars producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today a third slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars telecast. The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live Oscar Sunday, February 28, on ABC.

The presenters, including several Oscar winners, are:

Patricia Arquette

Abraham Attah

Cate Blanchett

Emily Blunt

Louis C.K.

Common

Russell Crowe

Chris Evans

Jennifer Garner

Louis Gossett, Jr.

Michael B. Jordan

Rachel McAdams   

Dev Patel

Eddie Redmayne

Daisy Ridley

Sarah Silverman

Sofia Vergara

“Through their work, these artists have shown us the unique, transformative power of cinema,” said Hill and Hudlin. “We are delighted they will be joining us on the Oscars stage this year.”

Previously announced presenters and performers include:

Steve Carell

Priyanka Chopra

Benicio del Toro

Tina Fey

Whoopi Goldberg

Ryan Gosling

Kevin Hart

Quincy Jones

Lady Gaga

Byung-hun Lee

Jared Leto

Julianne Moore

Olivia Munn

Margot Robbie

Jason Segel

Andy Serkis

J.K. Simmons

Sam Smith »

- Michelle McCue

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Michael B. Jordan, Daisy Ridley, Cate Blanchett Join Oscar Presenters

7 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Six previous Oscar winners are among the 17 new Academy Award presenters announced Friday by Oscarcast producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin.

The winners who will present at the Feb. 28 awards are Patricia Arquette, Cate Blanchett, Common, Russell Crowe, Louis Gossett Jr. and Eddie Redmayne.

Also on board are Abraham Attah, Emily Blunt, Louis C.K., Chris Evans, Jennifer Garner, Michael B. Jordan, Rachel McAdams, Dev Patel, Daisy Ridley, Sarah Silverman and Sofia Vergara.

“Through their work, these artists have shown us the unique, transformative power of cinema,” said Hill and Hudlin in a statement. “We are delighted they will be joining us on the Oscars stage this year.”

The 88th Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live on ABC.

This is the third announcement of presenters. The first group was unveiled on Jan. 28. The second group, announced Feb. 1, includes Steve Carell, Priyanka Chopra, Quincy Jones, Byung-hun Lee, Jared Leto, Julianne Moore, »

- Tim Gray

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James Franco on 'Freaks and Geeks' Reunion: 'Everybody's Kind of Old'

10 February 2016 9:12 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Judd Apatow sent the Freaks and Geeks fan community into hysterics last month when he told said that he could envision the show somehow coming back. "All of those characters died in a Supermax prison," he said. "You never know, It could happen. This year it won't happen. We'll see." Those few sentences caused headlines all across the Internet, though Apatow soon jumped on Twitter to clarify things. "I thought I was pretty clear that it wasn't going to happen with a tossed off 'you never know,' he wrote. »

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Kristen Stewart and James Franco Team for ‘Jt Leroy’; Yorgos Lanthimos and Pablo Trapero Find New Projects

9 February 2016 11:05 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Here’s a good sign of momentum: weeks after a documentary premiered at Sundance and received its first wave of fine reviews, the figure known as Jt Leroy is having their life story turned into a feature film. THR tell us Kristen Stewart, James Franco, Helena Bonham Carter, and writer-director Justin Kelly (the Franco-led I Am Michael) will team for Jt Leroy, which examines the eponymous figure — itself the outlet for a writer and actor who fooled the world with “a man who identifies as transgender, tricking the rich and famous in Hollywood, the fashion world and elite literary circles.”

If contracts are arranged, Carter and Stewart will respectively star as Laura Albert and Savannah Knoop, Leroy’s writing and public personas. There are many directions in which this narrative can reach, evidenced by the fact that writer-director-actress Asia Argento, who adapted Leroy’s The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, »

- Nick Newman

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Review: Did 'The Muppets' add 'a little more joy' with revamped show?

2 February 2016 6:00 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Last month, I spoke with new Muppets showrunner Kristin Newman about her plans to bring the characters back to their roots. Those ideas all sounded promising, but how well were they executed? Well, tonight's episode was the first she was involved with from beginning to end (though she did some rewriting on the last episode to air back in December), and I have some thoughts on whether it lived up to expectations coming up just as soon as I sell oven mitts on Etsy... Self-awareness has always been a key part of the Muppets formula. The Muppet Show was a backstage showbiz comedy, The Muppet Movie featured the characters making and watching a movie about how they first met (and the script for the movie itself becomes a plot device), Kermit and the others in The Great Muppet Caper commented about what part of the movie they were in, and »

- Alan Sepinwall

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5 great TV one-season wonders: The Watchlist

2 February 2016 1:58 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Some TV shows are meant to run for years and years, only getting better and more impactful the longer they go. Others, though, were destined to live fast, die young, and leave a good-looking corpse, and in some ways feel even more special because our time with them are so brief. Here are the five best one-season wonders: 5)Terriers. Terrible name, terrible marketing, and a premise that sounded been-there, done-that doomed this wonderful 2010 private eye drama with spectacular buddy chemistry between Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James. 4)Ez Streets. This intricate and engrossing 1996 drama about the cops and crooks of an unnamed Rust Belt city was a few years early for the cable drama revolution, and wildly out of place on CBS, but the lucky few who tuned in saw something special. 3)Joss Whedon's 2002 sci-fi/Western mash-up Firefly was doomed from the start, with a premise that was hard to »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Margot Robbie, Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon Among Second Group Of Presenters For 88th Oscars

1 February 2016 6:22 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Oscars producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today the second slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars telecast. The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live Oscar Sunday, February 28, on ABC.

The presenters, including Oscar winners and nominees, are:

Steve Carell

Priyanka Chopra

Quincy Jones

Byung-hun Lee

Jared Leto

Julianne Moore

Olivia Munn

Margot Robbie

Jason Segel

Andy Serkis

J.K. Simmons

Kerry Washington

Reese Witherspoon

“These artists have enriched the international moviegoing experience with a range of memorable work from the comic to the profound,” Hudlin and Hill said. “In the process, they have won over millions of fans, and we count ourselves among them.”

The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. Et/4 p.m. Pt. The Oscar presentation also will »

- Michelle McCue

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Oscar presenters: Winners Jared Leto, Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon join ceremony roster

1 February 2016 2:00 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Previous Oscar winners Jared Leto, Julianne Moore, J.K. Simmons and Reese Witherspoon are among the second set of presenters announced for the Oscar ceremony this month. Moore and Simmons took home trophies last year for "Still Alice" and "Whiplash," respectively. Leto was a winner the prior year for "Dallas Buyers Club." Witherspoon won Best Actress for the 2005 film "Walk the Line." -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions Other names unveiled on Monday are Steve Carell, Priyanka Chopra, Quincy Jones, Byung-hun Lee, Olivia Munn, Margot Robbie, Jason Segel, Andy Serkis and Kerry Washington. Previously announced presenters include Benicio Del Toro, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Ryan Gosling, Kevin Hart, Charlize Theron and Jacob Tremblay. Performers announced for the 88th Academy Awards show slated for February 28 on ABC include Lady Gaga ("Til It Happens to You&q..." »

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Oscars Add Kerry Washington, Margot Robbie, Priyanka Chopra as Presenters

1 February 2016 12:31 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Steve Carell, Priyanka Chopra and Margot Robbie are among the new group of Oscar presenters announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday. Steve Carell, Quincy Jones, Byung-hun Lee, Jared Leto and Andy Serkis were also announced as presenters, along with last year’s Oscar winners J.K. Simmons and Julianne Moore. Olivia Munn and Jason Segel, who are hosting the sci-tech Oscar ceremony, have also been added as presenters. They join previously announced presenters including Benicio Del Toro, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Ryan Gosling, Kevin Hart, Charlize Theron and Pharrell Williams. Also read: How Many Oscars. »

- Linda Ge

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Watch How to Be Single Stars Dakota Johnson and Leslie Mann Hit on 'Hot' Reporter in Hilarious Interview

1 February 2016 7:50 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Dakota Johnson and Leslie Mann have cemented their place in the annals of hilarious and memorable press junket interviews, right alongside the Fantastic Four cast and Paul Rudd and Jason Segel. In an interview promoting their new comedy How to Be Single, Johnson, 26, and Mann, 45, opted not to talk about the movie. Instead, they decided to hit on the reporter interviewing them, because why not. "Are you single? You're handsome," Mann tells reporter Chris Van Vliet from Wsvn in Miami after complimenting his socks. The Fifty Shades of Grey star, meanwhile, adds, "You look like you have really big muscles. »

- Chancellor Agard, @chancelloragard

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Watch How to Be Single Stars Dakota Johnson and Leslie Mann Hit on 'Hot' Reporter in Hilarious Interview

1 February 2016 7:50 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Dakota Johnson and Leslie Mann have cemented their place in the annals of hilarious and memorable press junket interviews, right alongside the Fantastic Four cast and Paul Rudd and Jason Segel. In an interview promoting their new comedy How to Be Single, Johnson, 26, and Mann, 45, opted not to talk about the movie. Instead, they decided to hit on the reporter interviewing them, because why not. "Are you single? You're handsome," Mann tells reporter Chris Van Vliet from Wsvn in Miami after complimenting his socks. The Fifty Shades of Grey star, meanwhile, adds, "You look like you have really big muscles. »

- Chancellor Agard, @chancelloragard

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20 Film Directors Who Could Define 2016

30 January 2016 7:25 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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It’s the beginning of a new year, and with it comes a deluge of new movies: blockbusters, biopics, arthouse films… you name it. There’s a lot to be excited for.

The start of the year inevitably also brings a torrent of lists compiling and comparing the most anticipated upcoming movies, but what about the faces behind the cameras. What of the film-makers? Why shouldn’t they be given a similar share of the spotlight? After all, it is their work, their decisions and their talent that shapes which films will be considered the best come years end. This then is a celebration of the most important film-makers of the year.

A lot can happen in a single year — directors who were complete nobodies in 2014 may have become superstars in 2015. Honestly, before Jurassic World, who on Earth had known about Colin Trevorrow? Before Star Wars, who had »

- Spencer Serra

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Zack Snyder and Jesse Eisenberg Talk Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman

29 January 2016 11:35 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The casting of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor was a controversial one, to say the least. As most interpretations of the character are of a middle-aged man, to swing so far into the opposite direction seemed to fly in the face of any aspect of the comic canon. It didn't help that Jesse Eisenberg had, as recently as 2010, portrayed another technological wunderkind in the film The Social Network.

In a recent interview with Empire, director Zack Snyder said the following in regards to that very subject.

"Just from a pop-cultural viewpoint you can't pretend the [Social Network] movie doesn't exist. Because he has played Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse represents a very contemporary sort of business model. I the sort of post-dotcom world where fortunes can be made from your basement, it is not hard to image Jesse-as-Lex being as powerful as he is." 

Actor Jesse Eisenberg didn't seem to agree with his director on this front. »

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Olivia Munn, Jason Segel to Host Sci-Tech Oscars

29 January 2016 11:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Olivia Munn and Jason Segel will team up to host this year's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation.

The "Ride Along 2" actress and "End of the Tour" actor will give out 11 awards to 33 recipients on on Saturday, January 13 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

"The Sci-Tech Awards Presentation is one of our special events during Oscar season, and we're thrilled to have Olivia and Jason as this year's hosts," said Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs in a statement. "Their humor and charm will be terrific complements to the brilliance of our colleagues and their outstanding scientific and technical achievements."

The Sci-Tech Oscars reward innovations and discoveries that make significant and lasting impacts on motion pictures. This year, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will be honored.

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- Kelly Woo

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Oscars: Olivia Munn, Jason Segel to Host Sci-Tech Awards

29 January 2016 10:31 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Two weeks before Hollywood’s biggest night, Olivia Munn and Jason Segel will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation. The event, which is held separately from the actual Academy Awards show, will take place on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills. The actors will hand out a total of 11 awards to 33 individuals and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers over the course of the night. Also Read: Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart, Benicio Del Toro Among First Round of Oscars Presenters Munn currently appears in “Ride Along 2. »

- Joshua Rich

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Oscars: The Inside Scoop

22 January 2016 1:05 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Michael Russnow There’ve been 97 minority actors nominated since 1939 when Hattie McDaniel became the first Black Oscar recipient for playing a servant in Gone With The Wind. And that is part of the problem, because for many, many years Blacks and other minorities were relegated to roles not only of a supporting nature but indicative of the racist times when their lots in major professions were limited. There’ve been 97 minority actors nominated since 1939 when Hattie McDaniel became the first Black Oscar recipient for playing a servant in Gone With The Wind. And that is part of the problem, because for many, many years Blacks and other minorities were relegated to roles not only of a supporting nature but indicative of the racist times when their lots in major professions were limited. Who’s to blame for that? There’s little doubt those at the studios and production companies »

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Live action fairytale movies: UK release date calendar

21 January 2016 8:02 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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When to expect all the upcoming live action fairytale movies, including Dumbo, Beauty And The Beast and two Jungle Books…

You’ve probably noticed the influx of live action fairytales gracing cinemas in recent years. This isn’t about to stop any time soon, since re-spinning a recognisable fantastical yarn with real people instead of animated ones always makes big money for the studio behind it.

This process has become so popular that there are currently more of these live action fairytales in production than Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment or Star Wars movies. That’s a lot of films. (A whopping 21 by our count.)

Although it wadsn’t the first movie of this kind, Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland – and its worldwide gross of over a billion dollars – can surely take the credit for kick-starting this trend. Here are all the in-development movies trying to repeat its success, »

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Freaks and Geeks: Judd Apatow Open to a Series Reboot? Well...

20 January 2016 6:28 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

During a TCA panel about his new Love TV series, coming to Netflix, Judd Apatow was asked, again, if there is any hope for a revival or reboot of the Freaks and Geeks TV show, cancelled by NBC, far too soon. When he answered, Apatow forgot to slam the door shut and bolt it, and it seems industry reports parsed his answer as containing more hope than he intended.

What is sure, is that Apatow praised the Freaks and Geeks cast and crew, who have gone on to prove themselves as special as fans knew they were, 16 years ago. The Freaks and Geeks cast includes: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Martin Star, Busy Philipps, and Sarah Hagan.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Judd Apatow On A Freaks And Geeks Revival: “It Could Happen”

18 January 2016 11:16 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Surrounding the promotion of his new Netflix series Love, Judd Apatow gave fans of Freaks and Geeks a potential reason to be excited for the show’s thought-to-be-over future. When asked about the possibility for a revival of Freaks and Geeks, given the popularity of bringing back beloved properties into the modern era, Apatow said that the return of the classic series “could happen.”

“All of those characters died in a super-max prison,” Apatow said, before adding, ” You never know. It could happen.”

Far from a confirmation of a new season for Freaks and Geeks, Apatow’s words at least give fans of the short-lived show the hope for a return to its characters in the future. When it originally aired in 1999 for one season, the show followed the stories of a collection of misfits in a Michigan high school. Paul Feig, director of Bridesmaids, Spy, and the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, »

- Mitchel Broussard

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Judd Apatow on ‘Freaks and Geeks’ Revival: ‘It Could Happen’

17 January 2016 10:27 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

This may be the era of reboots and revivals, but what about “Freaks and Geeks”? “All those kids are dead,” Judd Apatow joked when asked about the possibility during the Television Critics Association winter press tour sunday. Apatow was appearing on a panel for his new Netflix series “Love,” starring Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs, but journalists couldn’t help but ask about the possibility of seeing new installments of the 1999 NBC series, starring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Linda Cardellini and Jason Segel. Also Read: Judd Apatow's First 'Love' Trailer Proves 'Relationships Are F-cking Bullsh-t' (Video) “All those characters died in a super. »

- Linda Ge

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