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‘Roxanne Roxanne’: Film Review | Sundance 2017

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

A musical biopic with plenty of swagger and style that will get hip hop fans of a certain age nostalgically swooning over vintage track suits and old-school dance moves, Roxanne Roxanne tells the story of rapper Roxanne Shante, a kid from the Queens projects best known for her hit record “Roxanne’s Revenge” from 1984. For his sophomore feature, with support from producers Forest Whitaker and Pharrell Williams among others, writer-director Michael Larnell (Cronies) has assembled an impressive cast featuring Nia Long (Lemon), Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) and, just to add an extra scrap of East Coast-authenticity, Adam Horowitz, aka »

- Leslie Felperin

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The Predator Brings in Thomas Jane

3 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the past few weeks, 20th Century Fox has been assembling a strong cast for its Predator sequel, recently adding breakout Moonlight star Trevante Rhodes and comedy superstar Keegan Michael Key. With director Shane Black planning a February production start in Vancouver, the sequel has added yet another cast member, with Thomas Jane in final talks to star. No details have been given for his character at this time, but hopefully we'll get more details about the story and these characters when production gets under way in just a few weeks.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news on the casting, with the publication still presumably standing by their earlier report that the story takes place in the suburbs. Shortly after that report surfaced in November, director Shane Black clarified that the movie won't be set in the suburbs. Today's report claims that this movie will feature "an array of the »

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From Kevin Costner to ‘Kubo,’ Left-Field Oscar Nominations That Could Happen

5 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Oscar nominations are about 16 hours away. We’ve already declared final predictions in all 24 categories, but while we bide our time, here are a few thoughts on some unexpected nominations that could be in the cards. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Kevin Costner or Taraji P. Henson for “Hidden Figures

Octavia Spencer has been the default honoree from the “Hidden Figures” cast so far this season, netting Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations. But the film came on very strong when ballots went out in the first week of the new year, turning into a big box office story and enjoying events hosted by the likes of George Lucas and Jeffrey Katzenberg. So don’t be surprised if the coattails extend a bit farther. I’m placing a bet on Kevin Costner in the supporting actor category, but Taraji P. Henson could surge in the »

- Kristopher Tapley

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2017 Oscar Nomination Predictions: IndieWire’s Final Selections Before Tomorrow’s Reveal

9 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here’s the big story for Oscar nominations morning: “La La Land” is not only expected to nab the most nominations, but by my count, it will earn 14. That would put the film on par with “All About Eve” (14 nominations, 6 wins) and “Titanic” (14 nominations, 11 wins).

Why so many? It’s a musical, so add score, original song, and appreciation from the many crafts for the ingenious creativity deployed by Damien Chazelle and team for a singing, dancing, and visually sumptuous love letter to show business. And that’s the other ace in the hole for a movie that could follow the like-minded “Birdman,”  “All About Eve,” and “The Artist” to a Best Picture win. Academy members, especially actors, respond to this aspirational story about “the city of stars.”

Read More: 2017 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture

It’s hard to know which film could beat “La La Land,” which clearly will gain »

- Anne Thompson

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Watch the 2017 Oscar Nominations Live!

11 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The early bird catches the Oscar nominations.

The nominees for the 89th annual Academy Awards will be announced live at 8:18 a.m. Et on Tuesday, Jan. 24 — and you can watch it here!

Unlike previous years, during which the nominations were announced at an early morning press conference, this year’s contenders will be unveiled during a global livestream.

The categories will be announced through videos featuring various members of the Academy, as opposed to a few selected actors. Brie Larson, Jennifer Hudson, Ken Watanabe, Jason Reitman and more will appear in the nomination videos that air on the livestream. »

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Et Obsessions: August Wilson Exposed, ‘The Founder’ and the Return of Tgit

12 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Here at Et, we’re obsessed with a lot of things -- and for the week of Jan. 23 to Jan. 29, this is what we’re most excited about:

‘Jitney’

On Thursday, Jan. 19, August Wilson’s Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, made its long-awaited debut on Broadway, completing the playwright’s 10-play American Century Cycle on the Broadway stage. With an ensemble cast featuring Moonlight and American Horror Story: Roanoke breakout André Holland, Jitney tells the story of black men trying to eke out a living as unlicensed cab drivers in 1970s Pittsburgh.

The play’s Broadway debut happens to coincide with the theatrical run of Fences, another Wilson play that’s made its way to the screen with Denzel Washington starring and directing and Viola Davis delivering an Oscar-worthy performance. “[Audiences] are being exposed to greatness,” Davis told Et by phone when asked about the significance of Wilson’s two works being produced for stage »

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Final (pre nomination) Oscar predictions – Can “La La Land” tie the all time record?

14 hours ago | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Playtime is over. In less than 24 hours, the Academy Award nominations are going to be revealed. It’s exciting, right? It all comes down to this. I finalized my predictions last night and resisted the urge to go over them again this morning, since at this point I probably can only do harm. At a certain juncture, you just begin overthinking things. It’s been out of the voters’ hands for well over a week now, and there’s no more information to be ascertained. It’s simply a matter of waiting for the announcement in less than a day. Tomorrow folks! I know I can’t wait, and I’m sure you feel the same way. Below are my best guesses for how the nominations will go down. For those wondering, I’m actually out on a limb predicting La La Land to tie the all time record with 14 nominations. »

- Joey Magidson

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La La Land continues winning run at London critics awards, alongside Beckinsale and Huppert

15 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Damien Chazelle’s musical is film of the year, Isabelle Huppert is actress of the year, while Kate Beckinsale takes best British actress for Love & Friendship

London’s film critics were in lockstep with most of their peers around the globe as they gave their top honour to musical romance La La Land on Sunday. Damien Chazelle’s third movie won film of the year after being nominated in six categories. Ahead of the London Film Critics’ Circle award ceremony, Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight and Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship led with seven nominations apiece, and each movie went home with two.

One of these they had to split between them: best supporting actor, which was a tie between Moonlight’s Mahershala Ali and Love & Friendship’s Tom Bennett. The latter film’s star, Kate Beckinsale, took the best British or Irish actress award for her performance as the toweringly bitchy Lady Susan. »

- Catherine Shoard

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37th London Critics’ Circle film awards winners

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The winners of the 37th London Critics’ Circle film awards have been announced following a glitzy ceremony at London’s Mayfair Hotel last night.

Hosted by actor-filmmakers Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, the star-studded black-tie ceremony saw Damien Chazelle‘s musical La La Land crowned Film of the Year, with top prizes going to films from Ireland, France, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Australia and the USA.

In a surprise move, Director of the Year was won by Hungarian filmmaker Laszlo Nemes for his Oscar-winning drama Son of Saul. Screenwriter went to Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea, which also won Actor of the Year for Casey Affleck. Moonlight was presented with both supporting acting categories, for Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali, who tied with Love & Friendship‘s Tom Bennett. Bennett’s costar Kate Beckinsale was on hand to claim the British/Irish Actress prize, while Andrew Garfield won British/Irish »

- Paul Heath

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La La Land named Film of the Year at the 2017 London Critics’ Circle Film Awards

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La La Land continued its stellar awards run last night at the 37th annual London Critics’ Circle Film Awards, where it was named Film of the Year. Other winners included Toni Erdmann (Foreign-Language Film of the Year) and I, Daniel Blake (British/Irish Film of the Year), while there were multiple wins for Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea. Check out a full list of the winners here…

Film Of The Year

La La Land

Foreign-language Film Of The Year

Toni Erdmann

Documentary Of The Year

Fire at Sea

British/Irish Film Of The Year

I, Daniel Blake

Actor Of The Year presented by Millbank and Cooper Searle

Casey AffleckManchester by the Sea

Actress Of The Year presented by Suqqu

Isabelle HuppertThings to Come

Supporting Actor Of The Year (tie)

Mahershala AliMoonlight

Tom Bennett – Love & Friendship

Supporting Actress Of The Year presented by Cameo

Naomie HarrisMoonlight »

- Gary Collinson

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La La Land Pulls in Another Best Picture Win in London

22 January 2017 4:21 PM, PST | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Variety’s Guy Lodge reported the winners: Film of the Year: “La La Land” Director of the Year: László Nemes, “Son of Saul” Actor of the Year: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea »

- Sasha Stone

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London Critics’ Awards: ‘La La Land’ Comes Out On Top, Huppert Doubles Up

22 January 2017 1:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The London Film Critics’ Circle tends to spread the wealth between multiple films in any given year, but their affections were even more split than usual Sunday. Through the evening, you might have felt the wind blowing in the direction of “Moonlight,” “Manchester by the Sea” or “Love & Friendship,” all of which took a brace of awards at tonight’s ceremony at the May Fair Hotel in London — or even last year’s Oscar winner “Son of Saul,” a 2016 release in the U.K. that pulled off a surprise director of the year win for first-timer László Nemes.

But in an eleventh-hour coup that echoed its triumph in the NYFCC voting last month, it was hot Oscar favorite “La La Land” that danced off with the film of the year prize, despite winning no other trophies. In what I’m told was one of the tightest vote counts in the Circle’s history, »

- Guy Lodge

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Fan Art Imagines Luke Cage Star Mahershala Ali As Green Lantern Corps’ John Stewart

22 January 2017 12:38 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

2016 was a huge year for Mahershala Ali. After making an impact on comic book fans with his impressive turn as Cottonmouth in Marvel and Netflix’s Luke Cage, the actor received a great deal of praise for his work in Moonlight, a bona fide Oscar favourite until La La Land came along.

Though he’s already signed up to star in Alita: Battle Angel, you have to believe that there’s more on the horizon for him, especially with his star on the rise. Could he possibly find himself in a superhero film next? There’s been no indication of that just yet, but it wouldn’t surprise us in the least and now, following the emergence of a shortlist of stars being considered for the role of Hal Jordan in Green Lantern Corps, some cool new fan art has made its way online that imagines what Ali could look like as John Stewart. »

- Josh Wilding

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Plan B’s Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner Tell Sundance Producers to Look ‘Beyond Dollars and Cents’ (Exclusive)

22 January 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editors’s Note: Earlier today, producers and Plan B co-presidents Jeremy Kleiner and Dede Gardner were honored at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival’s Producers Lunch. Below is Kleiner’s keynote speech in its entirety.]

Dede Gardner and I want to thank Michelle Satter and Anne Lai. It is extremely humbling to have this opportunity and to follow in a tradition of producers we respect and admire, speaking to their peers in a spirit of solidarity – producers being the boundary-less, restless misfits who clearly do not fit into any other facet of civilized society.

Read More: How ‘Moonlight’ Beat the Odds to Reach Theaters In African-American Neighborhoods

We want to thank Sundance Institute. Standing on the precipice of mass conglomeration, the disruption of the theatrical distribution business, and peak television, all this uncertainty, it is very hard to overstate what Sundance Institute, and the Sundance Film Festival, have given all of us all of these years.

I remember January 1999 like it was yesterday. This is the height of the Clinton impeachment proceedings. I was working an assistant job fresh out of college. I was very passionate about film, »

- Graham Winfrey

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Aziz Ansari Pays the Price for Not Loving ‘La La Land’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’ — Watch

22 January 2017 9:34 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Aziz Ansari hosted last night’s episode of “Saturday Night Live,” and among other important topics touched on in both his monologue and skits — like, say, the inauguration of Donald Trump — was “La La Land.” Set up as an interrogation between Ansari’s character and two cops (Cecily Strong and Beck Bennett), the bit puts the “Master of None” star in the hot seat. Watch below.

Read More: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: In Which Aziz Ansari Compares President Trump To Chris Brown

As tends to happen around this time of year, one film has emerged as an awards heavyweight and frequent talking point. Damien Chazelle’s musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone occupies that spot this time around, meaning that backlash — and, in the case of this skit, backlash to the backlash — is inevitable. “I liked it,” Ansari says defensively of his thoughts on “La La Land.” “I just »

- Michael Nordine

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Aziz Ansari Pays the Price for Not Loving ‘La La Land’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’ — Watch

22 January 2017 9:34 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Aziz Ansari hosted last night’s episode of “Saturday Night Live,” and among other important topics touched on in both his monologue and skits — like, say, the inauguration of Donald Trump — was “La La Land.” Set up as an interrogation between Ansari’s character and two cops (Cecily Strong and Beck Bennett), the bit puts the “Master of None” star in the hot seat. Watch below.

Read More: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: In Which Aziz Ansari Compares President Trump To Chris Brown

As tends to happen around this time of year, one film has emerged as an awards heavyweight and frequent talking point. Damien Chazelle’s musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone occupies that spot this time around, meaning that backlash — and, in the case of this skit, backlash to the backlash — is inevitable. “I liked it,” Ansari says defensively of his thoughts on “La La Land.” “I just »

- Michael Nordine

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'La La Land' wins London Critics' Circle best film

22 January 2017 4:35 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Oscar frontrunner and BAFTA nominee charmed the UK’s leading critics to win top prize at the 37th Critics’ Circle Film Awards on Sunday night at The May Fair Hotel.

Another Academy Award favourite, Casey Affleck, was named best actor for Manchester By The Sea, while Isabelle Huppert, gaining strength as the season progresses, claimed best actress for Things To Come and took the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film.

Laszlo Nemes was the surprise of the night as he won best director for Son Of Saul, while awards heavyweight Kenneth Lonergan earned the best screenwriter award for Manchester By The Sea.

Moonlight claimed both supporting acting categories for Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali, who tied with Tom Bennett for Love & Friendship.

Kate Beckinsale won the British/Irish Actress prize for Love & Friendship and Andrew Garfield took corresponding actor honours for Hacksaw Ridge and Silence.

Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann won the foreign-language category, [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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'La La Land' wins London critics' best film award

22 January 2017 4:35 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Oscar frontrunner and BAFTA nominee charmed the UK’s leading critics to win top prize at the 37th Critics’ Circle Film Awards on Sunday night at The May Fair Hotel.

Another Academy Award favourite, Casey Affleck, was named best actor for Manchester By The Sea, while Isabelle Huppert, gaining strength as the season progresses, claimed best actress for Things To Come and took the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film.

Laszlo Nemes was the surprise of the night as he won best director for Son Of Saul, while awards heavyweight Kenneth Lonergan earned the best screenwriter award for Manchester By The Sea.

Moonlight claimed both supporting acting categories for Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali, who tied with Tom Bennett for Love & Friendship.

Kate Beckinsale won the British/Irish Actress prize for Love & Friendship and Andrew Garfield took corresponding actor honours for Hacksaw Ridge and Silence.

Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann won the foreign-language category, [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Janelle Monáe: ‘I am the whole package’

21 January 2017 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

She’s a musician whose work has brought her massive acclaim. She’s also an outspoken activist in the Black Lives Matter movement, and now Janelle Monáe is in Moonlight, one of the most talked about films of the year

One of Janelle Monáe’s earliest childhood memories is of being hugged by her grandmother, a former sharecropper from Mississippi, and listening to her stories from the past: her years as a cotton picker; how their family came to be in Kansas City; the importance of connection to others. It was there, in her grandma’s arms, that a slip of a six-year-old girl decided that one day she would become a storyteller, too. She wrote precocious plays and poems, sang and entered talent competitions that she often won, and gave her mother the winnings to help towards the electricity bill.

There was a drug dealer like Juan in our district. »

- Shahesta Shaitly

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Meet the 3 Performers Who Play Moonlight's Dynamic Main Character

20 January 2017 4:20 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Image Source: Getty / Steven A Henry It's time to get out of the house and go see Moonlight. The movie, inspired by the screenwriter's real experiences growing up in Miami, is all over award season right now. It took home the Golden Globe for best drama and is primed to take home a number of awards over the next few weeks. While Mahershala Ali is scoring a majority of the acting nods, he plays a supporting part. The main character is Chiron, who is beautifully acted by three performers; each plays Chiron at a different stage in his life. Here's a primer on each of these talented men! Alex R. Hibbert as "Little" Image Source: A24 Films Twelve-year-old Hibbert plays the first version of Chiron, who is nicknamed "Little" because of his small stature. So far, Moonlight is Hibbert's first and only role. Hibbert had a personal connection to the role, »

- Maggie Pehanick

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