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Wrap-Ranker Poll: Best Oscar-Winning Performance of the Past 50 Years

1 February 2016 9:09 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Great actors like Hepburn and Brando and Streep have delivered great performances in movies that the Academy has recognized — but whose is the very best in the last 50 years? Jamie Foxx forever changed the way the world viewed the former “In Living Color” star with his portrayal of legendary musician Ray Charles in “Ray.” He became just the third African-American to win the Best Actor prize in the same year he became just the second actor ever to be nominated for two Oscars in the same ceremony. Meryl Strep is considered one of the best actresses in movies — »

- Matt Hejl

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Blu-ray Review – Batman: Bad Blood (2016)

30 January 2016 3:45 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Batman: Bad Blood, 2016.

Directed by Jay Oliva.

Featuring the voice talents of Jason O’Mara, Sean Maher, Yvonne Strahovski, Stuart Allan, Morena Baccarin, Steve Blum, Gaius Charles, John Dimaggio, James Garrett, Ernie Hudson, Robin Atkin Downes, Vanessa Marshall, Bruce Thomas, Matthew Mercer, Jason Spisak, Travis Willingham and Kari Wahlgren.

Synopsis:

Bruce Wayne is missing. Alfred covers for him while Nightwing and Robin patrol Gotham City in his stead. And a new player, Batwoman, investigates Batman’s disappearance.

After a confrontation with a bunch of super villains, including Firefly, Killer Moth, and Tusk goes sideways, Batman (voiced by Jason O’Mara) is Mia and the bat signal in the sky is going unheeded. Gotham City heats up with more crime than usual since the assumption that the Caped Crusader is dead starts getting around on the streets. Even Alfred has to cover for Bruce Wayne’s absence at Wayne Enterprises shareholder meetings. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Last Call: 39 Films Leaving Netflix This February (And 7 You Can't Miss)

25 January 2016 9:22 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Gaspar Noé's 'Love,' 'Dope' and More Coming to Netflix This February (Plus Indiewire's Picks) "Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away." Winter is about to get a little tougher now that Netflix is taking away some of its most beloved titles next month. If you've been dying to Billy Bob Thornton get his Grinch on in "Bad Santa" or Jamie Foxx in his Oscar-winning role in "Ray," now is the time to start streaming or forever hold your peace. Below are all 39 movies leaving Netflix this February, plus Indiewire's personal picks on what to see before it's too late. Synopses provided by Netflix. Leaving 2/1 "Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein" (1999) "Asylum" (2005)" "Bad Santa" (2003)" "Benny and Joon" (1993) Indiewire Pick: "Big Fish" (2003)In one of Tim Burton's most resonant dramas, a reporter attempts to learn more about his dying father »

- Zack Sharf

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Leslie Mann replaces Jennifer Aniston in The Comedian

21 January 2016 5:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Wrap has revealed that Leslie Mann (Vacation) has signed on to appear alongside Robert De Niro (Joy) in The Comedian, replacing Jennifer Aniston who has had to pull out of the project due to scheduling conflicts.

Leslie Mann‘s impeccable timing and ability to inject drama into comedy make her the right choice for the film. We are so excited to welcome her to the cast of The Comedian,” states producer Courtney Solomon.

The Comedian is being directed by Taylor Hackford (An Officer and a GentlemanRay) and stars De Niro as “a toxic insult comic on the order of a Don Rickles”, who unexpectedly connects with Mann’s character after a meeting at a wedding.

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- Gary Collinson

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What the Critics’ Choice Awards Can Tell Us About Oscar

18 January 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

The Broadcast Film Critics Association handed out their Critics’ Choice Awards last evening in Los Angeles and is the first awards ceremony since the Academy released their official nominations last Thursday.

Those looking to the Critics’ Choice Awards in hopes of fleshing out their Oscar predictions will notice a few differences between last week’s Golden Globes and Sunday’s awards in the major categories. Most notably is the fact that Spotlight won best picture after being entirely shut out by the HFPA at the Globes.

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Sylvester Stallone (Creed), and Brie Larson (Room) all repeated their Globes success with acting wins, but Swedish actress Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) took home the best supporting actress award in lieu of Kate Winslet’s (Steve Jobs) win the week before.

Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller took home the night’s best director award, »

- Patrick Shanley

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Will His Fifth Nomination Be the Charm? A Brief History of Leonardo DiCaprio and the Oscars

14 January 2016 6:05 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Break out your lucky charms, find a shooting star to wish on and light the candles in front of your Titanic shrine - Leonardo DiCaprio has earned his fifth Academy Award nomination, for playing fur trapper Hugh Glass in The Revenant. DiCaprio will face off against Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Michael Fassbender and Eddie Redmayne for the Best Actor trophy, which would mark his very first Academy Award win. And after years of fans hoping, wishing, praying (and making jokes) - not to mention some pretty insane role preparation - it seems like 2016 may finally, finally be the year that DiCaprio takes home the trophy. »

- Julia Emmanuele, @julesemm

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The Real Scandal Is How Amazing Kerry Washington Has Always Looked

12 January 2016 11:30 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Kerry Washington has been on our radar since the early 2000s, when she graced the screen as single mom Chenille in Save the Last Dance (such a classic). Since then, she's starred in critically acclaimed films like Ray, For Colored Girls, and Django Unchained and has us completely captivated with her role as Olivia Pope on the ABC hit show Scandal, for which she's received Golden Globe and Emmy nominations. Off screen, Kerry's life has been pretty golden as well; she joined the crop of new celebrity moms in April 2014 when she and husband Nnamdi Asomugha welcomed daughter Isabelle, and she's been hitting the red carpet looking better than ever since then. Like the rest of us, Kerry fell victim to some of the more unfortunate fashion trends in the 2000s - like denim maxi skirts, woven belts, and skinny scarves - but she's clearly come out on the other side. »

- Brittney Stephens

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Watch: On Oscar Night 'We All Dream in Gold,' 88th Academy Awards Ad Spot, Posters Promise

12 January 2016 9:48 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

"There is one night we all dream in gold," Morgan Freeman says in the first ad for the 88th Academy Awards, a tagline repeated in the shiny script of the telecast's promotional posters (see below). The ceremony, hosted by Chris Rock, will be broadcast live on ABC Sunday, February 28 at 7pm Eastern.  Read More: "Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski, and Ang Lee to Announce Oscar Nominations Thursday" With brief glimpses of contenders "Trainwreck," "Steve Jobs," "Brooklyn," "The Martian," "Joy," "Room," and "Creed," the 30-second spot links the wide-open field (and its most recognizable stars) together by discussing the various dreams on display: falling in love, intergalactic travel, changing the world. Beside Rock and the famed statuette, the posters feature past winners Jamie Foxx ("Ray"), Meryl Streep ("The Iron Lady"), Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years a »

- Matt Brennan

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Arrow Video Announces Us Blu-rays, Including The Stuff, The Black Cat, Bride Of Re-animator

11 January 2016 8:44 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It doesn't leave stains, it tastes great... and it slithers behind the refrigerator door. Last year, The Stuff celebrated its 30th birthday, and now Arrow Video has announced that Larry Cohen’s beloved cult classic will at long last hit Us shores on Blu-ray, along with The Black Cat and Bride of Re-Animator.

From Arrow Video: "The Stuff (Arrow Video) Blu-ray

Enough Is Never Enough!

North American pre-orders links should be live soon!

Release Date: 19th April

Region: A

Are you eating it ...or is it eating you?

The Stuff is the new dessert taking supermarket shelves by storm. It’s delicious, low in calories and – better still – doesn’t stain the family carpet… What’s not to like?! Well, for a start it has a life of its own, and we’re not talking friendly live bacteria…

Young Jason seems to be the only one who doesn’t »

- Jonathan James

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Miss Golden Globe Corinne Foxx on Her Dad Jamie, Partying With Leo, Eating Pizza With Ellen (Video)

8 January 2016 3:01 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Her whole life, Corinne Foxx — daughter of Oscar winner Jamie Foxx — has been going to award shows. She was there as her father won an Academy Award for best actor in 2005’s “Ray.” When host Ellen DeGeneres famously ordered pizza during 2014’s Oscars, she was close enough to the pie to get a slice –and snap a picture chowing down with Channing Tatum. In 2013, she took what could only be described as the the mother of all selfies sandwiched between her dad and Leonardo DiCaprio. But this Sunday, Jan. 10, could be her biggest award night yet, as Foxx takes over the. »

- Itay Hod

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American Crime to premiere on Aussie TV

7 January 2016 5:45 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

A still from American Crime Season 2.

American Crime will have its Australian television premiere this weekend exclusively on Presto.

The news comes on the heels of last month.s arrival of American Crime season 1, which has already become one of the most popular dramas streaming on Presto, and brings season 2 to Presto subscribers in line with Us weekly broadcasts.

American Crime is an anthology crime drama starring Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives), Regina King (Ray) and Timothy Hutton (Leverage).

Season 2 takes on issues of socio-economics and sexual orientation against the backdrop of two Midwestern high schools when a public high school student accuses several members of an elite private school's championship basketball team of drugging and assaulting him and then taking lurid photos of the incident and posting them on social media.

The victim and his family struggle for justice despite being publicly assailed by the private school.s wealthy families »

- Staff Writer

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