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Academy President Says She Was Horrified by Best Picture Disaster

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Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs was just as confused as everyone else when La La Land was mistakenly named Best Picture at the Oscars and chaos — all being televised on live TV — broke out on stage.

“Horror,” she told The New Yorker of her reaction in the immediate aftermath of the blunder. “I just thought, What? What? I looked out and I saw a member of Pricewaterhouse coming on the stage, and I was, like, Oh, no, what—what’s happening? What what What? What could possibly . . . ? And then I just thought, Oh, my God, how does this happen? How. »


- Stephanie Petit

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Vera Farmiga to Play Millie Bobby Brown's Mother in 'Godzilla' Sequel

18 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is now a family affair. 

Vera Farmiga will play the mother of Millie Bobby Brown in the Godzilla sequel, with daddy duty having gone to Kyle Chandler.

Michael Dougherty (Krampus) is directing from a script he wrote with Zach Shields. The Legendary and Warner Bros. feature is the follow-up to Gareth Edwards' 2014 reboot, which earned $529.1 million worldwide.

Plot details are being kept secret, but Chandler, who has already starred in creature features Super 8 and King Kong, is the hero of the pic and plays a scientist. 

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is slated for release »


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Oscars: A Closer Look at the Results That Were Overshadowed By the Best Picture Confusion

27 February 2017 1:46 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

It's early Monday morning, and I'm finally back at my desk and starting to process what I witnessed only a few hours ago, but one thing's for sure: Bonnie and Clyde ended better for Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway than the 89th Oscars did.

When the two Hollywood legends took the stage to present best picture — something that I reported was going to take place — and Dunaway shouted the name "La La Land," the storyline for the evening seemed like it couldn't be more positive for the Academy. Jimmy Kimmel, who ABC had persuaded the »


- Scott Feinberg

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Watch ‘Moonlight’ Oscar Winner Barry Jenkins’ Student Short Film ‘My Josephine’

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Filmmaking can be a battle, and sometimes it pays to have your friends by your side. And Oscar winner Barry Jenkins, whose “Moonlight” took home Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, and of course, Best Picture at the Oscars, has kept his colleagues close. His short student film “My Josephine” featured cinematography by James Laxton and production design by Joi McMillon, both of whom would go on to work with him on “Moonlight” (Laxton stayed behind the camera and also worked on Jenkins’ debut feature “Medicine For Melancholy,” while McMillon stepped into the editing bay with Nat Sanders, who also worked on ‘Medicine’).

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jon Stewart Gives Media Some Donald Trump Advice: ’Kick Him to the Curb’ — Watch

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Jon Stewart just couldn’t stay away.

Although it’s been two years since Jon Stewart presided over “The Daily Show,” he joined his former Comedy Central host on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to send an important message. In the wake of the President’s press secretary Sean Spicer banning specific news outlets from the informal press briefing last week, Stewart decided to address the media directly.

Read More: ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ Begs America to ‘Never Fjorget’ Fake Swedish Attack — Watch

Framed as a friend giving advice to someone who’s just been dumped, Stewart first pointed out that anyone who says “Believe me” repeatedly is lying. Who wants to date a liar?

Then Stewart launched into the tough love: “Hey guys, hey media. So I heard Donald Trump broke up with you. Stings a little, doesn’t it? Finally thought you’d met your »


- Hanh Nguyen

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Exclusive: A Horrible Discovery Is Made In Clip From Netflix Docu-Series ‘Shadow Of Truth’

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Real life intrigue and mystery can make for captivating entertainment, and if you’ve been needing something to feed your need for “Making A Murderer” or “Serial” style storytelling, then it’s time to fire up Netflix. “Shadow of Truth” will more than satisfy that craving.

Put together by filmmakers Yotam Guendelman, Ari Pines and Mika Timor, this massive Israeli hit dives into the mysterious death of 13 year-old Tair Rada, and investigation which turns up more questions than answers.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Sky Atlantic, Showtime order Benedict Cumberbatch drama

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The series will be an adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose novels.

Alex Graham and Michael Jackson’s indie has scored its debut order - a five-part drama for Sky Atlantic and Us network Showtime starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

The two broadcasters ordered Melrose from Two Cities Television, the BBC Worldwide-backed indie set up by the pair last year in association with Cumberbatch’s Studiocanal-owned indie SunnyMarch.

The show is based on Edward St. Aubyn’s novels featuring aristocratic playboy Patrick Melrose, who will be played by the Sherlock star.

Written by One Day author David Nicholls, the drama charts Melrose’s deeply traumatic childhood, issues with alcoholism, heroin addiction, recovery, marriage and parenthood.

Each episode of the 5 x 60-minute drama will be based on one St. Aubyn novel and will be set in the south of France in the 1960s, New York in the 1980s and Britain in the early 2000s.

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‘Okja’ Teaser Trailer: Tilda Swinton Battles a Beast in Bong Joon-Ho’s Netflix Monster Movie

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Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for Bong Joon-Ho’s anticipated fantasy film “Okja,” starring Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins and Paul Dano. Watch the trailer below.

Read More: ‘Okja’ New Photos Introduce Lily Collins’ Character in Bong Joon-Ho’s Upcoming Film

Co-written by Joon-Ho and Jon Ronson (“The Men Who Stare at Goats”), “Okja” tells the story of Mija (played by South Korean actress Ahn Seo-hyun), a young girl who lives in the deep woods of the Gangwon Province of South Korea. Mija will do everything in her power to prevent a powerful company from taking her best friend, a massive beast named Okja. “It’s a very shy and introverted animal. It’s a unique animal that we’ve not seen before,” the director told Entertainment Weekly.

This trailer offers a first glimpse of Okja, a large creature with big brown eyes, while Swinton’s character »


- Yoselin Acevedo

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Cool Stuff: The Dark Knight, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Dream Warriors, Aliens, Ghostbusters

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Cool Stuff is your geekarific holiday shopping guide published all year round. In today’s edition we take a look at Mondo’s Aliens tiki glass, a special t-shirt release celebrating the 30 year anniversary of A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Warriors, A Batman Bat Signal scaled replica from The Dark Knight that also functions as […]

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- Peter Sciretta

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Mel Gibson Confirms Early Talks for ‘Suicide Squad 2’: ”We’ll See”

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Mel Gibson likely has more clout in his hands right now than he’s had in years. His well-made World War II drama, Hacksaw Ridge, grossed over $175 million at the worldwide box-office, was nominated for Best Picture and Best Director, and picked up two Academy Awards last night. Following his biggest success in years, what’s next for the filmmaker? […]

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- Jack Giroux

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Academy Apologizes For Oscars “Envelope Gate”

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Nobody knew the Oscars could be so complicated. One of the biggest flubs in the show’s history — “La La Land” being mistakenly awarded Best Picture — is still being felt, and while the moment does have some silver linings, and shouldn’t overshadow the monumental achievement of “Moonlight,” there’s still the sense that there’s some explaining to do, and repercussions to follow. And the The Academy is promising just that.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Academy Awards Still Have a Long Way to Go on the Path to Diversity [Video Essay]

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Despite the snafu in announcing this year’s winner for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, the fact that Moonlight came out on top after La La Land dominated the awards circuit all season is a big deal. It shows that Oscar voters may finally be embracing diversity in a big way, and not in a […]

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- Ethan Anderton

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Votd: Learn How the Original Lightsabers Were Created with a Vintage Camera Flash

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One of the biggest complaints that Star Wars fans have about the prequels (at least those who don’t enjoy them that much) is that it seems like George Lucas abandoned the tangible feel of real sets and practical effects in favor of too many computer generated imagery. The true innovation that brought Star Wars to […]

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- Ethan Anderton

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Get Out: the film that dares to reveal the horror of liberal racism in America

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Jordan Peele’s critically acclaimed low-budget shocker became a surprise hit and showed viewers a terrifying look at the fractured myth of a post-racial Us

The success of Jordan Peele’s Get Out – it took $30m in its first weekend in the Us – is remarkable for lots of reasons. This is a first-time film from a respected, but essentially cult comedian, with no real big-name stars and a premise that is anathema to most of middle America. Yet people came out to see it in their thousands and critics raved about a horror film, which just does not happen. The film has a A- rating from audiences on CinemaScore, which as some have pointed out is unheard of for a horror, and a rare 99% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Like Donald Glover’s Atlanta, almost universal praise has followed the film’s debut and as with that series, Peele has »

- Lanre Bakare

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Benedict Cumberbatch to Executive Produce and Star in ‘Melrose’ for Showtime

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Benedict Cumberbatch (“Sherlock”) is set to star in “Melrose,” a new five-episode series that will air on Showtime.

The TV adaptation is based on the Patrick Melrose novels created by Edward St. Aubyn. David Nicholls (“Far from the Madding Crowd”) is writing all five episodes; the search is on for an auteur director to helm the five episodes.

Production begins in August on the limited series, which will be filmed in New York, London and France. The international co-production will be produced by Sky Atlantic along with Showtime.

Read More: Benedict Cumberbatch Morphs with Others in Wild New Elbow Video for ‘Gentle Storm’ — Watch

According to Showtime, “Cumberbatch will play Melrose, an aristocratic and outrageously funny playboy who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother who tacitly condoned the behavior. Asked in 2013 if he could play any literary character ever, Cumberbatch shared in »


- Michael Schneider

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BBC’s ‘Gunpowder’ Adds Cast; Studiocanal Promotes Anna Marsh – Global Briefs

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With shooting underway on BBC One’s Gunpowder, the drama has rounded out its cast. The previously announced Kit Harington leads the three-part Guy Fawkes-inspired thriller whose cast now includes Edward Holcroft (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Shaun Dooley (Broadchurch) and Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey) as well as Robert Emms (Happy Valley), Derek Riddell (The Missing), Sian Webber (EastEnders), David Bamber (Tina And Bobby), Kevin Eldon (The Halcyon) and Spanish actor Pedro… »


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‘Resident Evil’ Rocks China With Record $94.3M Debut – International Box Office

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Update, Writetrhu, Tuesday Am with actuals: While Fox’s Logan gets set to claw into global box office as it begins day-and-date rollout on Wednesday, the current frame was a major holdover and expansion fest. Business was particularly un-dead in China where Screen Gems/Constantin Films' Resident Evil: The Final Chapter rode a wave of nostalgia for the IP and a smart marketing campaign overseen by Leomus Pictures to log a $94.3M debut, and score the biggest-ever Fss… »


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And the Oscar might go to … an early look at 2018's possible nominees

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Emma Stone, Casey Affleck and Moonlight were the big winners this time around, but who might be on stage next year?

Another painfully protracted awards season has come to a close and it’s ended with a last-minute twist. Moonlight, a $1.5m budget drama about the life of a gay black man, was named best picture at the Oscars – beating out frontrunner La La Land and proving that the Academy might not be so irrelevant after all.

Related: Moonlight wins best picture Oscar, after Warren Beatty gives gong to La La Land

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- Benjamin Lee

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Discover ‘Okja’ With The First Trailer For Bong Joon-Ho’s New Film With Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton, More

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While Netflix has proven a boon to creatives who want to tell original stories, there is one drawback that gets lost in the conversation: sometimes, you want to see those Netflix original productions on the big screen. And while the streaming service has done cursory theatrical bows for their pictures, the fact is that most people wind up watching it on their laptop, mobile device or television. Which is all to say that I hope Bong Joon-Ho‘s upcoming “Okja” does have a shot at hitting the multiplex.

Continue reading Discover ‘Okja’ With The First Trailer For Bong Joon-Ho’s New Film With Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton, More at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Patricia Arquette: Oscar snub for Alexis Arquette 'a slight to the trans community'

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Actor ‘not surprised’ at her sister’s omission from the Academy Awards’ In Memoriam sequence, claiming trans people are ‘very disrespected’

Patricia Arquette has expressed her dismay at the omission of her sister Alexis, from the In Memoriam section of the 2017 Oscars ceremony, saying it was a “real slight to the trans community”.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Arquette said that Alexis, who died aged 47 on 11 September 2016, “was a great actor, and had 70 credits, and was really brave to live her truth as a trans woman, and they didn’t include her in the memorial”.

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- Andrew Pulver

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