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15 Films to See in March

2 hours ago | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

There’s ghosts, mutants, David Lynch, gorillas, cannibalism, the afterlife, and more to experience in theaters this month. Aside from the theatrical offerings, we can’t neglect mentioning the documentary adaptation Five Came Back — which explores the careers of five iconic Hollywood directors and their experience in World War II — hitting Netflix at the end of the month. Check out our picks for what to see below and let us know what you’re most looking forward to.

Matinees to See: Catfight (3/3), Before I Fall (3/3), Donald Cried (3/3), My Scientology Movie (3/3), Table 19 (3/3), Wolves (3/3), The Sense of an Ending (3/10), Burning Sands (3/10), Brimstone (3/10), 13 Minutes (3/17), Beauty and the Beast (3/17), The Belko Experiment (3/17), Burn Your Maps (3/17), The Devil’s Candy (3/17), Bokeh (3/24), I Called Him Morgan (3/24), Wilson (3/24), Life (3/24), Cezanne et moi (3/31), and Ghost in the Shell (3/31),

15. The Zookeeper’s Wife (Niki Caro; March 31)

Synopsis: The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, »

- Jordan Raup

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Stars React to Moonlight and La La Land Mix-Up, Oscar Accountants Apologize

27 February 2017 9:36 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The ending of this year's Oscar telecast may go down as one of the most talked-about in history, as the wrong film, La La Land was announced as Best Picture. Bonnie & Clyde stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway reunited to present the final award, on the 40th anniversary of that classic film, but when Warren Beatty opened the envelope, he was surprised to discover that the envelope was actually for Best Actress, which Emma Stone had just won for La La Land moments earlier. The accounting firm of Price Waterhouse and Cooper issued a statement apologizing for this unfortunate error, while we have also compiled a number of tweets from celebrities as they watched this on-stage drama unfold. Take a look at the accounting firm's full statement below.

"We sincerely apologize to Moonlight, La La Land, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during »

- MovieWeb

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Best Oscar Night Tweets

27 February 2017 9:06 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

A film about gay black love won best picture. Im so in love with the 'out of touch liberals' in my industry. »


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‘Moonlight:’ Barry Jenkins, Guillermo del Toro and More Celebs React to Best Picture Win After Unprecedented Mix-Up

27 February 2017 7:25 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

On Sunday night, “Moonlight” made history by becoming the lowest budget film to ever win an Academy Award for Best Picture. The announcement of Barry Jenkins’ film winning the biggest award of the night was remarkable and historic, after the unprecedented mistake that caused Warren Beatty to announce Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” as the winner. The “La La Land” team had already taken the stage when Beatty and fellow presenter Faye Dunaway had to interrupt to announce that there had been a (big) mistake: They had been given the wrong envelope.

Read More: Warren Beatty Explains How He Gave the Best Picture Oscar to the Wrong Film — Watch

The internet went crazy. The gaffe had the whole world talking on social media, and celebrities were no exception. However, celebs such as director Guillermo del Toro and actress Elizabeth banks made it clear that they supported “Moonlight” and its »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Oscars 2017: Hollywood reacts to Warren Beatty best picture gaffe

26 February 2017 11:44 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The excruciating mix-up overshadowed the rest of the show.

Hollywood stars have reacted to the shock finale of the 89th Oscars, where La La Land was accidently announced as best picture winner by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, instead of the the actual winner, Moonlight.

Read more:

Oscars 2017: Full list of winners

Oscars best picture gaffe sends Academy into tailspin

Host Jimmy Kimmel made a valiant effort to smooth things over when he was closing the show, saying: “We hate to see people disappointed but the good news is we got to hear some extra speeches.”

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins said two winners cards caused the confusion:

“I will say, I saw two cards, and so things just happen. I wanted to see the card, to see the card, and Warren refused to show the card to anybody before he showed it to me. And so he did. He came upstairs and he walked over to »

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Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and More Stars Read Mean Tweets in Special Oscars Edition!

26 February 2017 9:21 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Jimmy Kimmel unleashed a new batch of Mean Tweets with an Oscars-themed twist!

During Sunday night's broadcast of the 89th Annual Academy Awards, the late-night talk show host brought his fan-favorite segment of celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves to Hollywood's biggest night and they were just as ruthless as ever.

A-listers like Emma Stone, Robert De Niro, Natalie Portman, Casey Affleck and Jessica Chastain were just a few of tonight's stars who received verbal bitch slaps in front of millions of viewers.

Related: 'Moonlight' Is Best Picture at Oscars After Faye Dunaway Mistakenly Calls 'La La Land' Winner

"Oh look at me… I'm Ryan Gosling, I have perfect bone structure and kind eyes. Go f*** yourself Ryan Gosling," the La La Land actor reads aloud with an unamused face.

While one Twitter user accuses Samuel L. Jackson of having "resting fart face," another claims that Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones "have the same face."

Stone is referred »

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Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Mean Tweets’ Segment Gets Spotlight at Oscars

26 February 2017 8:58 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” just got an Oscars edition. During the ceremony, a pre-recorded “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” segment aired with this year’s biggest performers reading — you guessed it — mean tweets about themselves.

Jeff Bridges, Emma Stone, Tilda Swinton, Felicity Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Miles Teller, and more read the insults in the video, causing the audience in the Dolby Theater to hoot and guffaw.

Some of the choice Tweets included:


Academy Award Winners 2017: Updated List

Samuel L. Jackson has resting fart face.”

“dear eddie redmayne I hate your stinkings guts you make me vomit you’re the scum between my toes”

Lin-Manuel Miranda looks like he’s getting a 1996 NBC sitcom with his haircut.”

Emma Stone looks like a crack whore in every role she plays.”

Miles Teller has the face of a guy who requests Gangnam style at a wedding where he doesn’t know the bride or groom. »

- Dani Levy

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Celebrities Read Mean Tweets Oscar Edition

26 February 2017 8:23 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel brought one of his signature comedic bits from “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” to the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday by having celebrities read mean tweets aloud written by some of their biggest haters.

Here are some of the actors who gave internet trolls a much larger audience than they ever expected.

Natalie Portman

“I feel like if you went to lunch with Natalie Portman she would only order a hot tea with lemon and maybe some toast not an entree tho.”

Ryan Gosling

“Oh look at me…I’m Ryan Gosling. I have perfect bone structure and kind eyes. go **** yourself Ryan Gosling.”

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson has resting fart face.”

Jessica Chastain

“I’m going to white balance my TV on Jessica Chastain’s chest. #Oscars”

Felicity Jones

“Are we all just ignoring the fact that Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones have the same face? »

- Graham Winfrey

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Independent Spirit Awards 2017 Winners: The Complete List

25 February 2017 2:17 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

As the 2017 Oscars draws nearer, it's time to recognize the best of the best in independent filmmaking.  The 2017 Independent Spirit Awards is off and running at its usual beachfront locale in Santa Monica, Calif. on Saturday afternoon, with comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney serving as the ceremony's co-hosts. Presenters including Kate BeckinsaleJon HammJessica ChastainTaraji P. Henson and more are also on hand to pass out awards in 18 different categories. Ahead of the telecast, Natalie Portman, who is nominated in the Best Female Lead category, announced she was not attending due to her pregnancy. Up for the Indie Spirit Awards' top honor, Best »

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We Tried It: A High-Fashion Clothing Rental Company (That Carries the Hottest Red Carpet Gowns)

24 February 2017 10:09 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

What It Is: Armarium is a high-end rental service that offers a curated selection of couture and ready-to-wear pieces, along with trendy accessories, from the most sought-after designers in the business. I decided to rent some of the most over-the-top gowns celebrities have worn on the red carpet recently from Marchesa, Carolina Herrera and other big-name designers to see just how easy the process is.

Who Tried It: Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter

Level of Difficulty: 2. The toughest part is deciding which items to rent out of their ridiculously gorgeous inventory.

Why I Did It: Throughout awards season I’ve been »

- Colleen Kratofil

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Interview: Dale Robinette, on His Iconic Photo From ‘La La Land’

23 February 2017 6:15 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The photograph of the 2016 movie year is undoubtedbly the iconic shot of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, caught in mid dance, in the musical “La La Land.” The film received 14 nominations for this Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony (Feb. 26th), and the “Unit Still Photographer” who got the shot was Dale Robinette.

“Uncle Dale” Robinette first contacted me via email in 2013, to give information about some photos he took on the film “Lovelace.” Ever since then he has been a reliable email pal, sending me image after image from the movie sets that he is “blessed” (his word) to work on. He has plied his skills in Hollywood as a Unit Still Photographer since 1988, after a career as a stage and television actor in New York and Los Angeles. Starting with a TV short called “The Big Five” (1988), he has worked his way up the ladder, and has built »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Oscars: "Night Before" Party Sets Star-Studded Host Committee, Hollywood Reporter Returns as Sponsor

23 February 2017 1:29 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The "Night Before," one of the most exclusive events of Hollywood’s awards season, is returning for its 15th year.

Leonardo DiCaprio, George and Amal Clooney, Denzel and Pauletta Washington and Emma Stone are among the A-listers who have signed on as host committee members for this year's event, which benefits the Motion Picture & Television Fund.

The 2017 host committee for the party also includes Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo, Casey Affleck, Javier Bardem, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, Tanya Haden Black and Jack Black, Jessica Chastain, Tom Cruise, Luciana and Matt Damon, Viola Davis »

- THR Staff

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Black History Month: Spotlight on Octavia Spencer

23 February 2017 11:40 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

by Steven Fenton

On February 26, 2012, Octavia Spencer won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her endearing performance as the feisty Minny Jackson in Tate Taylor’s The Help. With her win, Spencer joined an elite group, becoming just the sixth black actress to win an acting Oscar (and only the seventh overall, if you count Irene Cara’s Original Song win for Flashdance, since she also starred in the film). Prior to 2011, Spencer had worked steadily since the mid-90s, gaining a reputation as a warm and generous co-star and a beloved character actress. So her win in February 2012 felt like an authentic opportunity for the academy to recognize an industry favorite.

Spencer was an indomitable force in the 2011 awards season, snatching wins at the Critics Choice, SAG awards, Globe Globes, and BAFTA, and beating out a talented crop of women in sensational breakout performances, including: Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids »

- Steven Fenton

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw, ‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Michiel Huisman to Star in ‘Irreplaceable You’ (Exclusive)

23 February 2017 10:45 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Michiel Huisman will star in the romantic drama “Irreplaceable You.”

Veep” helmer Stephanie Laing will direct from a script by Bess Wohl.

The film follows Abbie and Sam, soul mates who were destined to be together until death got in the way.

Jonathan Tropper and Farah Abushwesha are producing the movie, with The Exchange handling international sales. Production is set to start sometime next month.


Gugu Mbatha-Raw to Star in ThrillerFast Color’ for ‘La La Land,’ ‘Jackie’ Producers (Exclusive)

Mbatha-Raw has a busy year ahead of her, starting with Disney’s highly anticipated, live-action “Beauty and the Beast” reboot, which opens on March 17. She will then appear in the untitled “Cloverfield” sequel “God Particle” — opposite David Oyelowo — and Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time” adaptation. Mbatha-Raw was most recently seen in the gun-control film “Miss Sloane” with Jessica Chastain.

Huisman cut his teeth on the TV circuit, »

- Justin Kroll

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‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Kevin O’Connell (‘Hacksaw Ridge’)

21 February 2017 11:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Kevin O’Connell (Courtesy: Getty Images)

By: Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

“I’ve never been more appreciative, humbled and just overall excited about the fact that I’ve been nominated,” says Hacksaw Ridge sound mixer Kevin O’Connell of his 21st Oscar nomination — which he shares with Peter Grace, Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright — as we sit down at The Hollywood Reporter to record an episode of THR‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. “I don’t want to say I took it for granted in the past, but I certainly don’t take it for granted anymore.”

O’Connell, 59, has worked in Hollywood for nearly 40 years, and is one of the most respected practitioners of his craft. But he is best known for a dubious distinction: in Oscar history, no person has accumulated more nominations without ever winning. His noms span 33 years, from 1983’s Terms of Endearment through Mel Gibson‘s 2016 war film, »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Number of Female Film Protagonists Hit High in 2016 (Study)

21 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Women are finally moving to the center of the frame. From Amy Adams’ steely, alien-decipherer in “Arrival” to Felicity Jones’ rebellious warrior in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” actresses are driving the action in more Hollywood films. Though audiences are still more than twice as likely to see male characters than female ones on screen, change is coming, and quickly too.

Females made up 29% of protagonists in the 100 highest-grossing films of 2016, according to a new study by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University. That’s a 7% rise from 2015 levels in the number of star turns by women and represents a recent historical high.

Women also found themselves better represented in ensembles, with actresses making up 37% of major characters in the most popular films, a 3 percentage points jump from the previous year, and another historical high. The percentage of female »

- Brent Lang

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‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Damien Chazelle (‘La La Land’)

20 February 2017 4:00 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Damien Chazelle (Courtesy: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AFI)

By: Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

“People want something that’s different than everything else that’s out there,” says Damien Chazelle, the writer and director of the massively acclaimed original musical La La Land, as we sit down at The Hollywood Reporter to record an episode of the ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast and try to get to the root of the phenomenal success of the film. Indeed, Chazelle’s bold third feature is beloved by critics (it has a 93% favorable rating on RottenTomatoes.com), audiences (it has grossed more than $340 million worldwide) and Academy members (it has been nominated for a record-tying 14 Oscars). The 32-year-old himself is Oscar-nominated for best director and best original screenplay, and if he wins the former, as is widely expected, he will break an 85-year-old record and become the category’s youngest winner ever.

“It was »

- Carson Blackwelder

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‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Barry Jenkins (‘Moonlight’)

19 February 2017 2:00 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Barry Jenkins (Courtesy: Getty Images)

By: Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

“I have this fundamental block — maybe I’ll always have it, maybe I’ll get past it — but I am essentially Chiron, I grew up like this kid and there are just certain ceilings that I never can imagine myself breaking through,” says Barry Jenkins, the writer and director of Moonlight, as we sit down in his downtown Los Angeles apartment to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. “When they happen,” the 37-year-old continues, “they genuinely are an extreme surprise. And for whatever reason, I can’t get through this block that Chiron does not grow up and make a film that gets eight Academy Award nominations.” He then pauses, smiles and quietly adds, “But I guess he does.”

Jenkins, for his work on the acclaimed drama about a young man growing up black »

- Carson Blackwelder

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‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Isabelle Huppert (‘Elle’)

17 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Isabelle Huppert (Courtesy: Getty Images)

By: Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

“On the one hand they are extremely close to me, and on the other hand they have nothing to do with me,” the actress Isabelle Huppert says of the many characters that she’s played, as we sit down at the San Ysidro Ranch near Santa Barbara to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. The Frenchwoman — an Oscar nominee for the first time, at the age of 63, for her portrayal of a rape survivor in Paul Verhoeven‘s 2016 French-language drama Elle — continues, “I have nothing to do with this woman from Elle who runs a video game company — I don’t even know myself how to work my computer — so I’m completely far from the character. I’m not a philosophy teacher [as in Things to Come, her other 2016 film], I never killed my father or my mother [as in 1978’s Violette], so I have »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Taraji P. Henson, Kirsten Dunst and Kate Beckinsale to Present at the Independent Spirit Awards

15 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The end of award season is just around the corner. With that in mind, I can now exclusively report that Taraji P. Henson, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Beckinsale, Janelle Monae, Issa Rae and Aubrey Plaza have signed on to present at the 32nd Film Independent Spirit Awards on Feb. 25. They join previously announced presenters Jon Hamm, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Édgar Ramírez and Danny McBride. American Honey, Chronic, Jackie, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight are nominated for best feature. Best female lead contenders include Annette Bening (20th Century Women), Isabelle Huppert (Elle), Sasha Lane (American Honey), Ruth Negga (Loving) and Natalie Portman (Jackie). Casey Affleck »

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