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‘Black Panther’ May Pass ‘The Avengers’ to Become the Biggest-Ever Comic Book Movie

‘Black Panther’ May Pass ‘The Avengers’ to Become the Biggest-Ever Comic Book Movie
Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” blew past expectations in its opening weekend, but that may not be its most impressive performance. The four-day total was $244 million, but what’s happened since Presidents’ Day tells us the movie could “The Avengers” to become the top-grossing comic book movie in North America.

(Please note: We’re only discussing domestic gross here. While its foreign performance thus far is strong, there’s still multiple international openings to come.)

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Tuesday was the most impressive day yet

Black Panther” grossed $20.8 million on Tuesday. Outside of summer releases and Christmas week, the only film that’s done better on a Tuesday was the pre-Christmas “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” That’s better than “The Avengers” in early May, and “Avatar” and “Lord of the Rings: Return of the Kings,” also just before Christmas. Better than the first Tuesday for 2017’s top two releases, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Oscars 2018: Which 20 previous winners should present to this year’s 20 acting nominees?

Oscars 2018: Which 20 previous winners should present to this year’s 20 acting nominees?
One of the highlights of the 2009 Academy Awards ceremony was the surprise addition of 20 Oscar winners presenting to that year’s acting nominees. It started with five Best Supporting Actress champs (Whoopi Goldberg, Goldie Hawn, Anjelica Huston, Eva Marie Saint, Tilda Swinton) who gave out the award to Penelope Cruz, welcoming her to their club. While all of those presenting that evening had indeed won the category before, each one often had no connection at all to the person they were introducing.

The following year new producers followed a similar format of five people presenting to a new crop of five for the lead categories only. While all of them had working relationships with the nominees (like Michelle Pfeiffer for Jeff Bridges and Stanley Tucci for Meryl Streep), most of them were not Oscar winners.

SEEOscars 2018: Here are all 156 living actresses and actors who could join a 90th anniversary
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Here's How These Latino Celebrities Celebrated Their Loved Ones on Valentine's Day

Here's How These Latino Celebrities Celebrated Their Loved Ones on Valentine's Day
Latin celebs like Jennifer Lopez and Luis Fonsi didn’t let Valentine’s Day slip away without lavishing love on their significant others. Here are our favorite Feb. 14 social media posts.

Jennifer Lopez shared a cute Instagram video with her beau of a year Alex Rodriguez that included little hearts raining on the pair. In the clip, which garnered almost 3 million views in mere hours, the Nuyorican singer and actress leans in and seductively asks her macho bello for a kiss: “Papi beso,” she says.

Rodriguez also shared his Valentine’s greeting to J.Lo, with included a sexy snap of the “Amor,
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Tom Hanks to serve as Ep on D-Day film 'No Better Place To Die'

CAA and Gersh launch Efm sales.

Tom Hanks will serve as executive producer on the Second World War D-Day landings film No Better Place To Die, which will be available to buyers at the Efm this week.

CAA and Gersh are arranging financing on the feature and represent Us rights in Berlin.

Vietnam War veteran Dale Dye wrote and directs the film and the parties involved say the project will do for the story of the D-Day airborne assault what Saving Private Ryan did for the Normandy beach landings.

Dye and Hanks worked together on Saving Private Ryan, where the latter played the role of a war department colonel. They also collaborated together in Forrest Gump, Band Of Brothers, The Pacific and Larry Crowne.

No Better Place To Die will focus on a small band of paratroopers who seized and held the strategically crucial La Fiere bridge and an adjacent causeway to prevent German forces from counterattacking
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Robert Zemeckis, Stx, Alibaba Partner on Sci-Fi Film ‘Steel Soldiers’

Stx Entertainment and China’s Alibaba Pictures will partner to co-develop and co-produce the sci-fi action movie “Steel Soldiers,” with Robert Zemeckis producing.

Stx will handle U.S. and international distribution, while Alibaba retains rights in Greater China. Plans to expand the project beyond theatrical and onto other platforms are also underway.

STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson said, “Alibaba is a trailblazer in today’s highly competitive and rapidly changing consumer marketplace. Together, we look forward to immersing audiences in the battlefield of the future.”

“Steel Soldiers” is aimed at immersing audiences into a futuristic world where humans and androids fight shoulder to shoulder. The film follow a disgraced Special Forces officer being forced to train a new team of high-tech, but imperfect android soldiers, turn them into elite military officers, and lead them in a deadly mission to rescue the robot’s creator.

Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, and Jackie Levine will produce under their ImageMovers label, along with David Styne
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Who’s your favorite Best Actor Oscar winner of the 1990s: Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hanks, Al Pacino … ? [Poll]

Who’s your favorite Best Actor Oscar winner of the 1990s: Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hanks, Al Pacino … ? [Poll]
The Best Actor Oscar winners of the 1990s include some of the most legendary actors in film history, like Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Tom Hanks and Jack Nicholson. We’ve also seen actors springboard off their victories to have fruitful careers in film, like Geoffrey Rush and Nicolas Cage. Now, two decades later, which do you consider the greatest Best Actor winner of the 1990s?

Refamiliarize yourself with the winners and be sure to vote in our poll below. (See 2018 Oscar predictions for Best Actor.)

Jeremy Irons, “Reversal of Fortune” (1990) — The ’90s began with Jeremy Irons being awarded for “Reverse of Fortune,” in which the actor plays Claus von Bulow, a man charged with attempted murder after his wife goes into diabetic shock. Despite a long career in film this remains Irons’ only nomination and win, though he has won two Emmys for voiceover work and another for his performance in 2005’s “Elizabeth I.
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‘You Are My Friend’: Will Tom Hanks finally earn Oscar nomination #6 for Mr. Rogers biopic after 17 years of snubs?

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‘You Are My Friend’: Will Tom Hanks finally earn Oscar nomination #6 for Mr. Rogers biopic after 17 years of snubs?
The last time Tom Hanks was nominated for an Oscar, George W. Bush had just been sworn in as President of the United States, “Hannibal” was the #1 movie in the country and “Survivor: The Australian Outback” was TV’s most-watched show. Hanks’ fifth career Oscar nomination for “Cast Away” at the 2001 ceremony was a whopping 17 years ago, but with this week’s news that he’s set to star in a biopic of Mr. Rogers‘ life titled “You Are My Friend,” might he finally earn nom #6?

Since Hanks’ last Oscar bid five of his movies have been nominated for Best Picture, yet he was overlooked for all of them including most recently “The Post.” Hanks’ snub for “The Post” is particularly head-scratching when you consider that his co-star Meryl Streep just earned her 21st Oscar nomination for the film. Plus, Hanks’ performance as Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee received bids
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Oscars 2018 poll results: You demand that Tom Hanks replace Casey Affleck to present Best Actress

Oscars 2018 poll results: You demand that Tom Hanks replace Casey Affleck to present Best Actress
You are demanding that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks replace last year’s champ Casey Affleck to present the Best Actress category on this year’s Academy Awards. Over 2,200 people voted in our poll over the past few days, and exactly half chose Hanks for this prestigious job.

With public scrutiny through the #MeToo movement, Affleck withdrew from his Oscars role last week. It is an annual tradition in the past 25 years to have the previous four acting champs back at the Academy Awards to bestow the trophies to the new winners. Although not yet officially revealed, Emma Stone (“La La Land”), Viola Davis (“Fences”), and Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”) will most likely be on stage again to open envelopes.

SEETom Hanks movies: Top 20 greatest performances from ‘Splash’ to ‘Forrest Gump’ to ‘Apollo 13’ to ‘Toy Story’ to ‘Cast Away’

Our Gold Derby poll offered a dozen previous Best Actor winners
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Who’s your favorite Best Director Oscar winner of the 1990s: Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Jonathan Demme … ? [Poll]

Who’s your favorite Best Director Oscar winner of the 1990s: Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Jonathan Demme … ? [Poll]
While lately we’ve seen splits between Best Director and Best Picture at the Oscars, the 1990s were full of the awards being paired together. In fact, there was only one instance in 10 years that there was a split — the infamous “Shakespeare in Love” vs. “Saving Private Ryan” year. Additionally, there are many well-known directors who won this category in the ’90s, including a pair of actors turned directors.

So which Best Director of the ’90s is your favorite? Look back on the winners and vote in our poll below! (See 2018 Oscar predictions for Best Director.)

Kevin Costner, “Dances with Wolves” (1990) — Kevin Costner won Best Director for his directorial debut, “Dances with Wolves.” He also plays the lead character in the film, Lieutenant John J. Dunbar, for which he was nominated for Best Actor. Costner won another Oscar as a producer on “Dances with Wolves” when the film won Best Picture.
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You Are My Friend: Tom Hanks To Star As Mr. Rogers

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Tom Hanks To Play Mr. Rogers In You Are My Friend Academy Award-winning Forrest Gump actor Tom Hanks is set to play Fred “Mister” Rogers in the upcoming biopic You Are My Friend. As one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation, Hanks is well-known to even the most casual of movie fans. From his early [...]

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What’s your favorite Best Picture Oscar winner of the 1990s: ‘Titanic,’ ‘American Beauty,’ ‘Forrest Gump’ … ? [Poll]

What’s your favorite Best Picture Oscar winner of the 1990s: ‘Titanic,’ ‘American Beauty,’ ‘Forrest Gump’ … ? [Poll]
The 1990s were full of huge pop culture sensations being awarded Best Picture at the Oscars. From crowd-pleasing films like “Forrest Gump” and “Titanic” to weighty but popular dramas like “Schindler’s List” and “Braveheart,” this was a decade where the movie-going audience and the industry shared the same general opinion on movies. Now, 20 years later, which film do you consider your favorite Best Picture winner of the ’90s?

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and be sure to vote in our poll below. (See 2018 Oscar predictions for Best Picture.)

Dances With Wolves” (1990) — “Dances with Wolves” kicked off the 1990s with a Best Picture win, giving first-time director Kevin Costner a huge confidence boost. The film also stars Costner as Lt. John Dunbar, a Civil War soldier stationed at an outpost where he befriends a local Sioux tribe of Native Americans. “Dances with Wolves” earned six other Oscars,
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Oscars 2018 poll: Who should replace Casey Affleck to present Best Actress? Denzel Washington, Leo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis or ???

Oscars 2018 poll: Who should replace Casey Affleck to present Best Actress? Denzel Washington, Leo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis or ???
Last year’s Best Actor winner Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”) announced on Thursday that he will not return to the Academy Awards on March 4 to present the Best Actress category. It is an annual tradition in the past 25 years to have the previous four acting champs back at the Oscars to bestow the trophies to the new winners. Although not yet officially revealed, Emma Stone (“La La Land”), Viola Davis (“Fences”), and Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”) will most likely be on stage again to open envelopes.

SEEOscar Best Actor Gallery: Every Winner in Academy Award History

When a person has been unavailable to return in recent years, producers have chosen to go with a prior winner from the same category in many cases. Some examples: Michael Douglas replaced Daniel Day-Lewis for Best Actor (2009 ceremony); Alan Arkin replaced Heath Ledger for Best Supporting Actor (2009 ceremony); Kirk Douglas (an honorary Oscar
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Oscars 2018: Every nominee in all 24 categories including ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Get Out,’ ‘Lady Bird’ [Photos]

Oscars 2018: Every nominee in all 24 categories including ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Get Out,’ ‘Lady Bird’ [Photos]
When nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards were announced on Jan. 23, Guillermo del Toro‘s fantastical romance “The Shape of Water” led the way with a lucky 13 bids. Christopher Nolan‘s “Dunkirk” reaped eight nominations while Martin McDonagh‘s character study “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” got seven. All three number Best Picture bids among their nominations and both del Toro and Nolan contend for Best Director. (Tour through our photo gallery above to see the nominees in all 24 competitive categories.)

The other six Best Picture nominees in order of their total nomination count are: six-time contenders “Darkest Hour” and “Phantom Thread”; five-time nominee “Lady Bird”; four-time hopefuls “Call Me by Your Name” and “Get Out”; and two-timer “The Post.”

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“The Shape of Water” is the 10th film to earn 13 Oscar nominations, following “Gone with the Wind” (1939), “From Here to Eternity
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‘The Shape of Water’: When it comes to Oscar nominations, 13 may be a luckier number than 14

‘The Shape of Water’: When it comes to Oscar nominations, 13 may be a luckier number than 14
We had predicted a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations for Guillermo Del Toro‘s romantic fairy tale “The Shape of Water,” but that poor underprivileged film only received 13, so instead of being the biggest Oscar contender of all time it now has to settle for being one of the top 10 of all time. The one category it missed was Best Visual Effects, but when all is said and done Del Toro and company might end up thanking voters for leaving them out. When it comes to winning Best Picture, you may actually be better off with 13.

There used to be two films tied with the record 14 nominations: “All About Eve” (1950) and “Titanic” (1997). Both won Best Picture for a perfect success rate of 100%. But that changed last year when “La La Land” (2016) was nominated for 14 and was overwhelmingly favored to win the top prize, but lost to “Moonlight” in one of Oscar’s biggest upsets.
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Manifest: first details of Robert Zemeckis' TV show emerge

Joseph Baxter Jan 25, 2018

Manifest, a sci-fi-leaning television project from iconic director Robert Zemeckis, has been ordered to pilot by NBC...

Peacock Network NBC is looking add an intriguing new small screen feather with a television project called Manifest, from the one and only Robert Zemeckis.

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The network has given a pilot order for the Zemeckis-driven Manifest project, reports The Tracking Board. The project will primarily be the brainchild of Jeff Rake (The Mysteries Of Laura, The Tomorrow People, Miss Match), who will serve as writer and executive producer, joined in the latter capacity by Zemeckis and Jack Rapke. The pilot will be a production of Compari Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Manifest will depict a most vexing travel inconvenience, when a commercial flight full of passengers completely disappears from radar,
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How often do the four SAG champs go on to win Oscars?

How often do the four SAG champs go on to win Oscars?
With their wins at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”), Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards”) and Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”) continue their march toward becoming the first foursome to sweep the Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice, SAG, BAFTA and Oscar. Their SAG victories are the most important ones of the three groups so far, as the SAGs have a fantastic correlation with the Oscars; SAG has only missed five times in Best Actor, six times in Best Actress, nine times in Best Supporting Actor and seven times in Best Supporting Actress. But despite so much overlap between the individual races, SAG does not go 4-for-4 with Oscar in one season as often as you might think.

Over its 23-year history, SAG has only had a direct match in all four Oscar acting races six times, most recently three years ago. SAG typically goes 3-for-4 with Oscar,
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Throwback Alert! See the 2018 SAG Awards Nominees at Their First-Ever Ceremonies

Throwback Alert! See the 2018 SAG Awards Nominees at Their First-Ever Ceremonies
The 2018 SAG Awards is right around the corner, which means it's the perfect time for pop culture fanatics to get acquainted with the talented group of nominees. So talented—in fact—that for many A-listers, this year's ceremony is far from their first Screen Actors Guild rodeo. The first ceremony was held in 1995, and Best Actress contenders Susan Sarandon and Robin Wright attended to represent for The Client and Forrest Gump, respectively. Now more than two decades later, these two and a slew of other acting veterans find themselves being honored at the 24th consecutive presentation. From Allison Janney's major win at her first SAG Awards to other epic red...
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“You’re a Twat!” – How Mike Read Ruined ‘An Evening With Chevy Chase’

Dan Palmer reports from An Evening With Chevy Chase in London’s Hammersmith…

Chevy Chase is primarily known for two things; his highly successful 1980s comedy career and being something of a prickly pear… emphasis on the prick. As a dyed-in-the wool fan of Mister Chase and his oeuvre (including such genuine comedic classics as Foul Play, Spies Like Us, Fletch and the Vacation series) I’ve always been something of an apologist when confronted with tales of his abrasive behaviour. In the style of a good friend or benefactor of a #MeToo suspect.

So, when entering the Hammersmith Apollo on Saturday night to see ‘An Evening with Comedy Legend Chevy Chase’ I have to admit there were mild concerns, gurgling in the back of my lizard brain, that Chevy might quantify these tales of telling fans to, “go fuck ’em selves” and slapping people in the face in the most auspicious setting possible.
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Bethenny Frankel Says She Is Single & 'Utterly Available' So Is Creating Her Own Dating App

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Bethenny Frankel Says She Is Single & 'Utterly Available' So Is Creating Her Own Dating App
Bethenny Frankel is exploring all of her options — and she’s loving it.

The Real Housewives of New York City star, 47, attended the launch of her Skinnygirl Jeans line in New York City on Tuesday night and revealed to People she is on the search for love.

“I’m single and dating,” she says. “ utterly available.”

Frankel, who shares daughter Bryn Hoppy with her ex Jason Hoppy, says she is actively using dating apps to get back into the dating game, as well as naturally meeting people.

“I dabble,” she says. “I’m researching doing my own dating app so
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The Best Original Screenplay Oscar Winners of the 21st Century Ranked, From ‘Her’ to ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’

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The Best Original Screenplay Oscar Winners of the 21st Century Ranked, From ‘Her’ to ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’
Compare the movies that have won Best Picture at the Academy Awards to those that have taken home Best Original Screenplay and you’ll find that, as often as not, the latter is the more impressive list. Sometimes they overlap, but when they don’t — “Pulp Fiction” and “Forrest Gump,” “Talk to Her” and “Chicago,” “Melvin and Howard” and “Ordinary People” — it almost feels like a tacit admission that the Academy is throwing a bone to the film that’ll be more fondly remembered than the ultimate winner.

It only makes sense, then, that any number of great filmmakers have been honored in this category without ever winning Best Director or Picture: Quentin Tarantino, Sofia Coppola, Spike Jonze. These wordsmiths are worth celebrating, and these are the best — and worst — of them since 2000.

17. “Crash” (2005)

It likely comes as little surprise that Paul Haggis’ surprise Best Picture winner takes last place on this list,
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