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Can James Franco Still Win an Oscar Amid Allegations of Sexually Inappropriate Behavior?

Can James Franco Still Win an Oscar Amid Allegations of Sexually Inappropriate Behavior?
James Franco’s path to the 2018 Oscars appeared bright on Sunday following his Golden Globe win for best actor in a comedy or musical for The Disaster Artist. Now with allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior emerging against him, does he still have a shot at an Academy Award — and what happens to the rest of the awards race?

The actor, 39, skipped Thursday’s Critics’ Choice Awards, where he won the award for best actor in a comedy. He is also nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 21, but is now weighing his options about whether to attend, a source says.
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Gary Oldman Proposed to His Wife Gisele Schmidt as Winston Churchill

Gary Oldman Proposed to His Wife Gisele Schmidt as Winston Churchill
Well, that's one way to pop the question. During Wednesday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Gary Oldman revealed he proposed to his wife Gisele Schmidt while he was dressed as Winston Churchill. The 59-year-old actor played the former prime minister in the film The Darkest Hour. "There was a break in the filming, and we had talked about it and I just felt the urge," the actor told Jimmy Kimmel. "We were down in the war rooms, and I took her into the back room. And as Winston Churchill, I said 'Will you marry me?'" After Schmidt accepted the proposal, Oldman was called back on set—cutting the romantic moment short. "So you did not get the chance to...
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Gary Oldman Celebrated His Golden Globes Win With His Family by His Side

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Gary Oldman Celebrated His Golden Globes Win With His Family by His Side
As he took to the stage to accept his Golden Globe for best actor (drama) for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour, Gary Oldman thanked his wife, writer and art curator Gisele Schmidt, who he says "put up with my crazy for over a year." She watched on from the audience with tears in her eyes as the actor elicited laughs from the crowd as he continued to explain, "She would say to friends, 'I go to bed with Winston Churchill, but I wake up with Gary Oldman,' which is I suppose better than the other way around." The couple, who married in September 2017, looked totally loved up on the red carpet on the way to the awards, and Gisele later posed with Gary at the Focus Features afterparty, proudly kissing her award-winning husband. Inside, the pair was spotted giggling with two of Gary's sons, Charlie
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Golden Globes 2018: Three Billboards take home four while Big Little Lies dominates the TV categories

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Author: Zehra Phelan

The awards season kicked off last night at the lavish Beverly Hilton Hotel for the 75th Golden Globes ceremony. Politically charged and dominated by last year’s sexual harassment allegations, the women of the big and small screen came out in solidarity with each other by wearing black and Time’s Up pins. Nevertheless, it was Cecil B. De Mille recipient, Oprah Winfrey that stole the show with her presidential style speech in which she stated: “I want all of the girls watching here now to know, that a new day is on the horizon.”

As for the awards themselves, on the film front, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri won four awards. Guillermo del Toro won best director for The Shape of Water, the film had the most nominations of the night. Gary Oldman won best actor in a drama for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour,
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Gary Oldman Talks Harvey Weinstein & #TimesUp Movement Backstage

Gary Oldman Talks Harvey Weinstein & #TimesUp Movement Backstage
Gary Oldman stepped backstage after winning the Golden Globe for best actor in a drama film. The Darkest Hour star, who was in all black, talked about how the actions of the former British Prime Minister parallels the initiative of the newly formed #MeToo movement. “Our world order that we enjoy the last 70 years I think is arguably down to one man, Oldman said in reference to Winston Churchill, whom Oldman lauded as “arguably the greatest Brit who ever lived.” “It’s…
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Gary Oldman Declares the World 'Needs Some Changing' in Golden Globe Acceptance Speech

Gary Oldman Declares the World 'Needs Some Changing' in Golden Globe Acceptance Speech
And the Golden Globe Award goes to… Gary Oldman!

Oldman, 59, took home the statue for best drama actor in a motion picture during Sunday night’s award show for his role as Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour.

The actor quoted his character in his acceptance speech while talking about the cast and crew.

“Winston Churchill said, ‘My taste is very simple. I am easily satisfied with the very best.’ And I am surrounded by the very best,” Oldman said.

Be sure to check out People’s full Golden Globes coverage to get the latest news on Hollywood’s big night.
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Golden Globes: Gary Oldman Wins Best Drama Actor for 'Darkest Hour'

Golden Globes: Gary Oldman Wins Best Drama Actor for 'Darkest Hour'
Gary Oldman took home the Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a motion picture, drama, on Sunday night. It was his first win (and nomination) at the annual awards show.

The Darkest Hour actor beat out Timothee Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name), Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread), Tom Hanks (The Post) and Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.).

In the film, Oldman transformed — thanks to hours of makeup work, prosthetics and a fat suit — into former U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill as he navigated a world at war. The film also stars Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas...
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“Dunkirk” and “Darkest Hour” Get an Amazing Movie Trailer Mashup

If you didn’t know any better you might think this mashup of Dunkirk and The Darkest Hour were the same movie. In reality they do have something to do with each other since Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister during the time that Dunkirk almost became the last resting place for thousands upon thousands of soldiers. He ordered the strike that would hold off the Germans so that the troops could be evacuated, even if it wasn’t a popular decision. Even after this act however it was still apparent that the Germans might reach England invade if not halted where

Dunkirk” and “Darkest Hour” Get an Amazing Movie Trailer Mashup
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Writers Guild Awards: ‘Get Out,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘Lady Bird’ Nab Nominations

Writers Guild Awards: ‘Get Out,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘Lady Bird’ Nab Nominations
Jordan Peele’s script for “Get Out” has landed a Writers Guild of America nomination for top original screenplay, along with Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird,” Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor’s “The Shape of Water,” Emily Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani’s “The Big Sick,” and Steven Rogers for “I, Tonya.”

James Ivory’s “Call Me by Your Name,” Aaron Sorkin’s “Molly’s Game,” Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber’s “The Disaster Artist,” Dee Rees and Virgil Williams’ “Mudbound,” and Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green for “Logan” were nominated for top adapted screenplay.

The WGA will announce the winners of its 70th annual awards on Feb. 11 in simultaneous ceremonies at the Edison Ballroom in New York City and the Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills. “Late Night With Seth Meyers” writer Amber Ruffin will host the New York show while Patton Oswalt will host the West Coast event.

Notable contending
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This is Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill Dancing as James Brown

Even being dressed up as Winston Churchill couldn’t stop Gary Oldman from getting down to some James Brown. I can’t imagine it was too comfortable trying to move like that in the suit he had to wear but he was making it look good at least, or as good as he could. The suit of course is the one he’s wearing for The Darkest Hour, the movie that has been getting a lot of buzz since he’s gone over the top in recreating the look and feel of Winston Churchill and has done what many have called a fine job

This is Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill Dancing as James Brown
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Kyle Kohner’s Top 20 Films Of 2017

While it’s been a rough 2017 overall, It’s been a phenomenal year in film. With that being said, below is a list ranking what I believe are the top 20 films of 2017. It was painstakingly difficult cutting my list of 100 to 50, but even harder from 50 to 20. Some notable films that barely missed the cut include: “Wakefield,” “The Lovers,” “Wonder Woman,” “Baby Driver,” “Super Dark Times,” “It,” “Split,” “Personal Shopper,” “Columbus,” “Menashe” “and yes, I left out the fan favorite, “Dunkirk.” I also want to mention that there are films that I have excluded because I have yet to see them, such as: “Phantom Thread,” “The Darkest Hour,” “Bpm,” and “Molly’s Game” just to name a few.

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The 13 Most Underrated Movies of 2017

The 13 Most Underrated Movies of 2017
If “Juno” had opened in 2017, would it still have been a box office hit? What about “Shakespeare in Love”? “Little Miss Sunshine”? “Slumdog Millionaire”?

To say that the state of independent films is at a crossroads is the understatement of the decade. The movie business has now become a tale of two audiences. There’s the tentpole blockbusters, like “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Wonder Woman,” which draw packed crowds at the multiplexes. And then there’s everything else.

For the last two years, even the month of December — a time when Oscar movies usually fare well — hasn’t necessarily been the most fertile ground for smaller movies. Blame the “Star Wars” franchise — the Disney blockbusters have become such Goliaths, they’ve put a dent in any title playing in a theater near them. That’s led to a pre-holiday lull for art-house movies, such as “The Darkest Hour” or “The Shape of Water” (both hovering
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‘The Post’ Joins Top 2017 Specialty Box Office Openers

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“The Post” (20th Century Fox), Steven Spielberg’s recreation of the 1971 Pentagon Papers First Amendment saga, opened strongly in nine theaters over three cities (Washington D.C. logically added to the usual New York and Los Angeles platform dates). On a weekend prior to Christmas that normally is not prime for its core older audience, it scored a strong initial result across the board. Its numbers in the four key usual platform theaters placed it among the biggest limited openers of the year, with likely better results still to come.

Two other openers, Michael Haneke’s “Happy End” (Sony Pictures Classics) and the Christian Bale western “Hostiles” (Entertainment Studios) also braved the tricky playtime to disappointing results. They are competing against multiple already established awards titles that continue to prosper in varying degrees.

The Darkest Hour” (Focus) had its broadest break to date, edging out by a small margin the
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Free Comic Book Day 2018 Gold Sponsor titles revealed

The Free Comic Book Day (Fcbd) Committee has selected the twelve Gold Sponsor comic book titles for the comic book industry’s most anticipated annual event, Free Comic Book Day, which is set to take place on May 5th 2018. Check them out here and click on any of the covers for hi-res versions…

Archie Comics | Riverdale

Boom! Studios | Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Special

Dark Horse Comics | Overwatch & Black Hammer

DC Comics | DC Comics Top Secret Gold Book

:01 Second Books| Comics Friends Forever

Idw Publishing | Transformers: Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0

Image Comics | Barrier #1

Joe Books | Disney Princess: Ariel Spotlight

Marvel Comics | Avengers & Captain America

Oni Press | Invader Zim: Floopsy Bloops Shmoopsy

Titan Comics | Doctor Who 2018 #0

Viz Media | Pokemon Sun & Moon & Pokemon Horizon

“With 91 titles submitted from over 70 publishers, the Fcbd Retailer Committee had to make some tough choices for this year’s Free Comic Book Day,” said Fcbd spokesperson Dan Manser,
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China Box Office: ‘Coco’ Stays Tops Ahead of ‘Paddington 2’

China Box Office: ‘Coco’ Stays Tops Ahead of ‘Paddington 2’
Pixar animation, “Coco” stayed on top of a fragmented Chinese box office with a stirring $32.7 million in its third week on release. New release, “Paddington 2” enjoyed second place with $14.5 million.

Benefiting from good word of mouth and only modest competition, “Coco” saw its numbers hold up strongly. The third weekend total represented only a 25% decline compared with the second weekend score of $43.8 million. It scored $6.53 million on Friday, $15.8 million on Saturday and $10.4 million on Sunday, according to data from China’s Ent Group. After three weeks on release, the film has a cumulative $126 million after 17 days on release, by far the best score for a Pixar title in China. (After a three weekends in North America, the film has $136 million.)

Leading out the final major imported film releases of the year, “Paddington 2” had nearly 70,000 screenings per day and took second place on each outing. The first “Paddington” film earned $16.8 million in its 2015 outing.

Chinese crime actioner
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How Older Male Academy Members Could Impact the Oscar Race — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast (Screen Talk Episode 176)

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While this year’s Oscar race continues to be more unpredictable than recent years, a handful of movies keep coming up. After “Get Out” and “Dunkirk” gained a lot of traction, crowdpleasers like “Lady Bird” and “Call Me By Your Name” brought new competition to the fall season, which only gets busier: Now “The Post” and “Phantom Thread” are finding supportive audiences as well. But even as the Academy appears to be getting younger and more adventurous, there is still an older male contingency that has a significant influence on the outcome, and Screen Talk co-host Anne Thompson talks to a lot of them at this time of the year.

See More:afi’s Top 10 Films and TV Shows of 2017: ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘This Is Us,’ and More Make the Cut

In this week’s episode of the podcast, Thompson and Kohn discuss the so-called “steak eaters” vote, and how it might
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China Box Office: ‘Coco’ Doubles Score in Second Weekend

China Box Office: ‘Coco’ Doubles Score in Second Weekend
Pixar’s “Coco” enjoyed a stirring second weekend at the Chinese box office. It more than doubled its earnings as it held on to top spot.

Unlike its opening weekend, where it had to come from behind, “Coco” was dominant on every day of its second weekend. And every day represented spectacular improvements.

Friday’s $7.74 million take was a 300% improvement on its opening day, according to data from China’s Ent Group. Saturday’s $19.2 million was a 171% improvement. Sunday’s $16.8 million was a 94% outperformance. They added up to a $43.7 million second weekend, up 147% on its $18 million opening three days.

That is Disney’s second highest weekend for an animated film in China, after “Zootopia.” It was also a wide margin ahead of the film’s $26.1 million second weekend in North America.

Having come from behind in its opening a week earlier, the film has benefitted from strong word of mouth all week — despite all the ghosts that could
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Record Opener ‘Disaster Artist’ and ‘The Shape of Water’ Lead Specialty Box Office Surge

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Record Opener ‘Disaster Artist’ and ‘The Shape of Water’ Lead Specialty Box Office Surge
The hits keep on coming. Both “The Disaster Artist” (A24) and “The Shape of Water” (Fox Searchlight) opened strong, despite the usual strong-fall off in post-Thanksgiving audiences. Last year the month of November saw only one specialized release, “Manchester By the Sea,” pull an opening platform per theater average over $60,000. This year has already seen five.

The Disaster Artist” (in 11 markets) showed the best performance in New York/Los Angeles of any title this year (nearly $120,000 per theater), besting last weekend’s numbers for “Call Me By Your Name” (Sony Pictures Classics). They join other Oscar-bound strong openers including “Lady Bird” (A24) and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (Fox Searchlight).

This marks unprecedented strength over such a short period, with “Lady Bird” and “Three Billboards” already performing well in wider release. At some point exhibitors are going to be challenged to handle so many hits (all will not go wide
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Hell on Frisco Bay

I tell you it’s rough out there on Frisco Bay, especially when you say the word ‘Frisco’ within earshot of a proud San Francisco native. This Alan Ladd racketeering tale could have been written twenty years earlier, but it has Warner Color and the early, extra-wide iteration of the new movie attraction CinemaScope.

Hell on Frisco Bay


Warner Archive Collection

1955 / Color / 2:55 widescreen Academy / 98 min. / Street Date , 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Alan Ladd, Edward G. Robinson, Joanne Dru, William Demarest, Paul Stewart, Perry Lopez, Fay Wray, Nestor Paiva, Willis Bouchey, Anthony Caruso, Tina Carver, Rod(ney) Taylor, Jayne Mansfield, Mae Marsh, Tito Vuolo.

Cinematography: John F. Seitz

Film Editor: Folmar Blangsted

Stunts: Paul Baxley

Original Music: Max Steiner

Written by Martin Rackin, Sydney Boehm from a book by William P. McGivern

Produced by George C. Berttholon, Alan Ladd

Directed by Frank Tuttle

Alan Ladd had always been
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‘Doctor Who: Ghost Stories #3′ Review

Written by George Mann | Art by Dennis Calero | Published by Titan Comics

Doctor Who: Ghost Stories snuck up on me a bit, ready as I was to dislike it even before I started it. It has done that rare thing which is to surpass the material that preceded and inspired it. George Mann has taken a fun concept and really energised it, and it has been a fun read. Grant Gordon, aka The Ghost, has been written fairly seriously, and plays off the mischievous Twelfth Doctor very nicely. The revolving artists is a little jarring, with Dennis Calero now becoming the third artist in three issues. I am assuming as each issue is a quest for a different gemstone, the differing art is supposed to reflect this. No complaints this time round though, as Calero is something of a favourite.

So The Doctor has enlisted Grant, and his partner Lucy and their daughter Jennifer,
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