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A review of the Preacher season finale coming up just as the prairie dog drops the charges... "What's the bloody point?" -Cassidy Cassidy in that moment is going on another one of his diatribes against The Big Lebowski, but it's hard not to hear that phrase and think about how it does and doesn't apply to this first season of Preacher. Ultimately, was there enough of a bloody point to Annville and its people to devote 10 episodes, and this entire first season, to it? I spent a lot of the season asking myself that, carried along by the show's energy and visual style, and by many of the performances, but waiting for some kind of late storytelling pivot that would make me think, "Yeah, Catlin and Rogen and Goldberg were smart to delay Jesse's road trip to find God for as long as possible, and I understand why now." Instead, »
- Alan Sepinwall
Madrid — Sigourney Weaver will receive the 2016 Donostia Award for career achievement at the 64th San Sebastian Festival, which runs Sept. 18-26 at the Basque resort city.
The Donostia Award ceremony will link to a European premiere screening of Juan Antonio Bayona’s “A Monster Calls,” which co-stars Felicity Jones, Lewis McDougall and Liam Neeson. The film, Bayona’s third feature after “The Orphanage” and “The Impossible,” will screen out of competition at San Sebastian.
A festival statement on Tuesday said Weaver had “presided over some of the biggest productions in the last few decades, under the direction of moviemakers such as Ridley Scott, Peter Weir, James Cameron, Mike Nichols, Roman Polanski, Ang Lee and David Fincher.”
Produced out of Spain by Apaches Ent., Telecinco Cinema and Peliculas La Trini, and financed and distributed by Focus Features, River Road, Participant Media and Lionsgate, “A Monster Calls” is slated to open in the U. »
- John Hopewell
For a night known as Hollywood's most notorious open-bar gala, the Golden Globes ceremony remains shrouded in mystery.
Most viewers probably don't even know who presents it (the Hollywood Foreign Press Association), how many voting members it has (only about 90), or what qualifies them to pass judgment on movies and television. Yet movie fans and awards mavens continue to take the Globes seriously as a precursor to the Academy Awards, since some of the Globe honorees will indeed go on to win Oscars. With Ricky Gervais set to reprise his hosting duties this weekend, here are 25 things you need to know about the Globes.
1. Founded in October 1943 by eight foreign-market journalists, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (then called the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association) held its first awards ceremony the following spring, as a luncheon at 20th Century Fox. Instead of trophies, the winners took home scrolls.
2. The next year, the »
- Moviefone Staff
3 items from 2016
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