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Ethan Hawke’s ‘First Reformed’ Leads Gotham Awards Nominations

Ethan Hawke’s ‘First Reformed’ Leads Gotham Awards Nominations
First Reformed,” a drama about a priest who questions his faith played by Ethan Hawke, scored the most nominations for the 2018 Gotham Awards, the annual ceremony in New York honoring independent film.

The movie, written and directed by Paul Schrader, landed in three categories: best feature, best actor (for Hawke) and best screenplay.

The Favourite,” Fox Searchlight’s comedy set in the 18th century court of Queen Anne, picked up two nominations for best feature and best screenplay. It will also be awarded a special jury prize for its cast of Olivia Colman (considered an Oscars favorite for playing the monarch), Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz.

The Gotham Awards, presented by the Independent Film Project, are decided by small committees of journalists and film critics. Nevertheless, on the mad dash to the Oscars, the ceremony has become the Iowa caucus of awards season because of its early date. Last year,
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Luca Guadagnino to Direct Film Inspired by Classic Bob Dylan Album

Luca Guadagnino to Direct Film Inspired by Classic Bob Dylan Album
Luca Guadagnino’s next project is inspired by one of Bob Dylan’s most iconic albums.

The “Suspiria” director is attached to direct a film based on Dylan’s 1975 album “Blood on the Tracks.” “The Fisher King” scribe Richard Lagravenese will write the screenplay, individuals with knowledge of the project confirmed to TheWrap.

The film is based on an idea by Rt Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira, who is producing with Guadagnino, reteaming with him after previously producing “Call Me By Your Name.” Rt’s Sophie Mas and Lourenço Sant’ Anna are executive producing alongside Marco Morabito.

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The film will revolve around some of the central themes of Dylan’s album, which included “Tangled Up in Blue,” “Simple Twist of Fate” and “Shelter from the Storm.”

“Bringing this project to life is a dream to me,
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Molly Ringwald, Brian d’Arcy James Drama ‘All These Small Moments’ Acquired by Orion Classics

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Molly Ringwald, Brian d’Arcy James Drama ‘All These Small Moments’ Acquired by Orion Classics
Orion Classics has acquired the North American and Latin American rights to Melissa Miller Costanzo’s drama “All These Small Moments,” the distributor announced Thursday.

The drama stars Molly Ringwald, Brian d’Arcy James, Brendan Meyer, Sam McCarthy, Harley Quinn Smith and Jemima Kirke. “All These Small Moments” is Miller Costanzo’s directorial debut, and she also wrote the screenplay for the film, which premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Orion Classics will release “All These Small Moments” on January 17 and on VOD and Digital HD on January 18.

In the film, a teenage boy’s infatuation with a woman he sees on the bus further complicates his teenage years.

“As a stalwart supporter of some of the most memorable films in our collective lexicon, and a champion for thought provoking, character driven films,
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Alternate ‘Halloween’ Opening Scene Brought Back Dr. Loomis, Just to Kill Him

Alternate ‘Halloween’ Opening Scene Brought Back Dr. Loomis, Just to Kill Him
Donald Pleasence‘s tortured Dr. Loomis chased Michael Myers on screen for nearly 20 years in the many Halloween sequels, but in the new Halloween, things are different. All the sequels following the first movie are rendered null and void here, which asks a big question: what happened to Dr. Loomis after the end of 1978’s Halloween? An early […]

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Funimation Exits Crunchyroll and Vrv; Hidive to Provide Streaming Dubbed Anime

In the wake of the At&T buyout of WarnerMedia, and the merged company's new plan to rollout a standalone streaming service in the next year, things they are a'changin'. One casualty has been Netflix's deal to stream the complete series of Friends; another was Warner Bros. shutting down its Korean drama streaming service DramaFever and reportedly laying off a significant portion of the provider's staff. Now, another shift in the streaming wars has occurred, this time on the animation front. It seems that U.S. based anime-dubbing provider and distributor Funimation has decided …
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How ‘Arrow’ Season 7 Offers a Tantalizing New Start for Felicity

Arrow's Season 7 premiere, “Inmate 458," felt in many ways like a new beginning for the show. This was largely driven by the change that everyone in Star City now knows Oliver Queen is the Green Arrow, and the show no longer needs to devote screentime to keeping that a secret. Furthermore, Oliver’s imprisonment has necessarily shifted Arrow’s focus in new directions. Its lead is now stuck in a single location for the foreseeable future, and since no one expects this show to become a comic book version of Prison Break, it naturally follows that Oliver’s …
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‘Halloween’: David Gordon Green on the “Do As I Say” Laurie and a Deleted Dog Death Scene

The Halloween franchise is back! Not only is the next movie heading towards a massive opening weekend at the box office, but the movie itself is fantastic. You can check out my full review right here, but we're talking about a new Halloween movie that's loaded with respect for John Carpenter's 1978 original that also takes Laurie Strode's (Jamie Lee Curtis) story a major step forward. This new installment picks up 40 years after the events of the original, with Laurie still failing to cope with the effects of Michael Myers' killing spree. She's unhinged, …
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Emma Watts, Elizabeth Gabler, Fox Searchlight Heads Joining Disney

The Walt Disney Co. has unveiled the team of film executives it expects to import from 20th Century Fox.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Vice Chairman Emma Watts, Fox 2000 chief Elizabeth Gabler, and Fox Searchlight co-heads Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley will be making the move to the Mouse House. As expected, 20th Century Fox Film co-chairman and CEO Stacey Snider will not join her colleagues. Snider has yet to announce future plans.

In addition, Andrea Miloro and Robert Baird, the co-presidents of Fox Animation, and Vanessa Morrison, the president of Fox Family, will continue on under the Disney ownership. Watts, Gabler, Gilula, and Utley will report to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn. Miloro, Baird, and Morrison will report to Horn and Watts.

Disney did not give the Fox executives new titles, nor did it fully explain what roles they would play. A major question in the pending acquisition is what form,
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Netflix CEO Comments On Marvel TV Future & Says Streaming Service Is “Super Happy” With Series’ Performance

Netflix made waves when it announced that “Iron Fist” was canceled after only two seasons on the streaming service. The waves weren’t caused by fan uproar over “Iron Fist” not coming back. Those people are few and far between. But mainly, people saw this move from Netflix as the first official sign that the company’s relationship with Marvel TV could be a bit rocky. Well, according to the Netflix CEO, that’s not the case at all.

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Post Malone and Swae Lee Drop New Song ‘Sunflower’ From ‘Spider-Man’ Soundtrack

Post Malone and Swae Lee Drop New Song ‘Sunflower’ From ‘Spider-Man’ Soundtrack
Post Malone and Swae Lee dropped a new song on Thursday called “Sunflower,” which apparently includes in its title the name of the forthcoming film soundtrack from which it comes (the song’s full title is “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”). The single re-teams Post and Swae after the two joined forces for “Spoil My Night” from Post’s album “beerbongs & Bentleys.”

Sony Pictures Entertainment and Republic Records have teamed up for the first time to create a “contemporary musical companion” for the upcoming feature film, according to the announcement. “The two camps worked closely to create a soundtrack in support of the multicultural protagonist of the film, Miles Morales,” it continues. “The music from the soundtrack will span multiple genres including Hip Hop, Latin and Pop and look to portray what a teen like Miles is listening to across the country.”

“Post and Swae have delivered a song that’s both heroic and emotional,
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Judy Blume’s ‘Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret’ is Finally Becoming a Movie

Judy Blume’s ‘Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret’ is Finally Becoming a Movie
Are you there Hollywood? It’s Judy Blume, finally allowing the movie industry to take a crack at her most beloved novel. The author has been famously reluctant to let Hollywood adapt her hugely influential 1970 coming-of-age novel Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret, but has now granted the rights to the team behind The Edge of Seventeen. […]

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‘Killer Kate!’ Takes a Spooky Trip to the Basement in an Exclusive Clip

Today we're happy to debut an exclusive clip from the new horror comedy Killer Kate!, which promises a wild, bloody romp through the horrors of family dysfunction. The film centers on two estranged sisters, Kate and Angie, who haven't spoken in the years since Angie went to college and left Kate to care for their sick father all alone. Looking to reconcile, Angie invites Kate to her bachelorette party, but Angie doesn't know she managed to book her way into the Airbnb her way into a murder mansion, where a disturbed family of killers is out for …
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‘The Glass Room’s’ Historic Czech Building Provided Context, Atmosphere

Czech-Shot “The Glass Room,” currently in post-production, is deeply influenced by an aspect of the nation’s history not often spoken about by admirers — its remarkable architecture: For generations, the most treasured buildings were home to tragic events.

The Villa Tugendhat in the eastern province of Moravia, a stunning, poured-concrete dwelling that represents a breakthrough in the functionalist movement of the 1920s, is a prime example: It saw its German Jewish owners, Fritz and Grete Tugendhat, forced to flee the country in the 1930s, just ahead of the Nazi occupation. “This house can be really cold,” says director Julius Sevcik. “And awful. Especially in the winter with all the dead-looking trees.” This unconventional assessment of one of the Czech Republic’s prize modernist gems is a good fit for its unfortunate story. Commissioned by the Tugendhats in 1928, the villa was empty by 1938, when the duo escaped to Switzerland.

After being
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'The Favourite', 'Madeline’s Madeline' among Gotham Awards best picture nominees

'The Favourite', 'Madeline’s Madeline' among Gotham Awards best picture nominees
Special jury award goes to Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz for ensemble performance in The Favourite.

Yorgos LanthimosThe Favourite, Josephine Decker’s Madeline’s Madeline, and Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk are among best picture nominees in the running for honours at the 28th annual Ifp Gotham Awards, while Paul Schrader’s First Reformed leads the pack on three nods overall.

First Reformed and Chloé Zhao’s The Rider are also in contention for best picture following Thursday’s (18) announcement, with First Reformed earning additional recognition for best screenplay and best actor for Ethan Hawke.

The
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‘Narcos: Mexico’ Trailer: The Netflix Series Goes Back to the ’80s

Narcos: Mexico, a spin-off/new season of Netflix’s Narcos, takes you back to the 1980s, exploring the origins of the modern drug war. Starring Michael Peña and Diego Luna, the new series doubles as season 4 of Narcos while also rebooting things with a whole new story. Watch the Narcos: Mexico trailer below. Narcos: Mexico Trailer After three seasons, Narcos is […]

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Ezra Miller On ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sexuality Controversy: “Wait Until You See The Film Before You Start Talking Sh-t”

‘Fantastic Beasts’ star Ezra Miller has heard everyone’s complaints about Albus Dumbledore’s sexuality not being spoken about in ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’ and is sick of it. In a new interview, Miller discusses the sexuality of the classic ‘Harry Potter’ character and how in the upcoming movie, it is dealt with in an open and obvious way.

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For those unaware of the controversy, after the publication of the entire ‘Harry Potter’ series of books, writer J.K.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8: Maisie Williams’ Cryptic Tease About Her Final Scene Baits Fan Theories

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8: Maisie Williams’ Cryptic Tease About Her Final Scene Baits Fan Theories
Maisie Williams is about to stir up some new “Game of Thrones” fan theories with a cryptic tease about her final scene as Arya Stark. The actress recently joined The Guardian for an interview ahead of her London stage debut in the play “I and You,” and she called her final “Thrones” scene a “beautiful” one when asked about the end of the long-running HBO fantasy series. Williams was asked to explain why and she dropped a crucial piece of information about her exit.

“I ended on the perfect scene. I was alone – shocker!” Williams said. “Arya’s always bloody alone. But I was alone and I had watched a lot of other people wrap. I knew the drill, I had seen the tears and heard the speeches. [My own speech] wasn’t something I planned, but in that moment I realised what the show meant to me.”

So what does Williams being
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Netflix to Release Roma Day-and-Date on 100 Screens

Roma is going to be a divisive film, but not so much because of its content, but because of its presentation. Netflix is distributing the movie, which means it’s going to be available on streaming. However, the film’s producers also want it to receive a theatrical release of some kind. Netflix also wants this to an extent because a theatrical release of a week is required for the film to qualify for Academy Awards. With this in mind, Deadline is reporting that Netflix is set to release Roma on 100 screens worldwide on the same day the film …
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Early Buzz: Rami Malek Will Rock You, the Rest of the Movie Not So Much

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Early Buzz: Rami Malek Will Rock You, the Rest of the Movie Not So Much
Reactions from early screenings of Bohemian Rhapsody have hit the interwebs, and even as the Bryan Singer film received mixed reviews, most critics have found something to love about this by-the-numbers biopic. Or rather, somebody to love. Namely, star Rami Malek, whose performance as the legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury has already begun to gather Oscar buzz. Below, […]

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‘First Man’: Claire Foy Heads for First Oscar Nomination by Shattering the ‘Wife Waiting at Home’ Stereotype

‘First Man’: Claire Foy Heads for First Oscar Nomination by Shattering the ‘Wife Waiting at Home’ Stereotype
Claire Foy only really loses it once in Damien Chazelle’s “First Man.” Stuck at home, listening to her husband Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) during yet another test run for his imminent space flight via a squawk box hooked up to Nasa’s own feed, Foy’s Janet Armstrong is horrified to discover that her audio has been suddenly switched off. The test has, inevitably, turned rough, and the Nasa brass make the executive decision to cut off Janet and the Armstrong family, ostensibly to spare them from any possible trauma.

Janet is not having it. Frantic, she runs out of her house, gets in her car, and drives directly to Nasa’s Houston base. There, she unleashes years of rage and frustration at Nasa’s Director of Flight Crew Operations Deke Slayton (Kyle Chandler). “All these protocols and procedures to make it seem like you have it under control,
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