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Box Office Preview: 'Aquaman,' 'Mary Poppins Returns' to Lead Christmas Crush

Box Office Preview: 'Aquaman,' 'Mary Poppins Returns' to Lead Christmas Crush
A crowded pack of year-end holiday films faces a herculean task: make up for their being no Star Wars film for the first Christmas since 2014. By all accounts, Aquaman and Mary Poppins Returns, in particular, appear up to the task as the North American box office heads for a record year.

Directed by Rob Marshall, Mary Poppins Returns takes flight on Wednesday in order to get a jump on the competition. The sequel to the classic 1964 film stars Emily Blunt as the iconic nanny alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Mortimer, Ben Wishaw and Angela Lansbury. Dick Van Dyke, who starred opposite Julie Andrews ...
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'The Favourite' Leads Nominations for London Critics' Circle Awards

'The Favourite' Leads Nominations for London Critics' Circle Awards
Living up to its name, The Favourite has emerged as the favorite for the London Critics' Circle Film Awards. 

Yorgos Lanthimos' Oscar-tipped dark comedy has snared 10 nominations, as announced on Tuesday by actors Molly Wright and Lee Shone, including film of the year, director of the year and actress of the year for Olivia Colman. Roma and Cold War, also expected to be among the pack heading to the Academy Awards, were behind with five nominations each. 

Elsewhere, the members of the London Critics' Circle offered some love to titles that, despite critical acclaim, have largely been shut out of ...
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Oscars: Academy Unveils Slew Of Shortlists

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Oscars: Academy Unveils Slew Of Shortlists
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has taken the very unusual step of releasing Oscars shortlists in nine categories at once. Here are the lists

Fifteen scores will advance in the Original Score category for the 91st Academy Awards. One hundred fifty-six scores were eligible in the category. Members of the Music Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

The scores listed in alphabetical order by film title are:

Annihilation

Avengers: Infinity War

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Black Panther

BlacKkKlansman

Crazy Rich Asians
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‘Green Book’ Star Mahershala Ali Apologizes to His Character’s Family After They Call Film ‘Symphony of Lies’

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‘Green Book’ Star Mahershala Ali Apologizes to His Character’s Family After They Call Film ‘Symphony of Lies’
Green Book” may have won over the Hollywood Foreign Press Association with five Golden Globe nominations, but the family of Mahershala Ali’s character, Dr. Don Shirley, is not happy with the film at all — to the point where the Oscar winner called them to apologize.

In an interview with Shadow & Act, Edwin Shirley III, nephew of the late jazz legend, called watching “Green Book” a “jarring” experience, while Don’s brother, Dr. Maurice Shirley, called it a “symphony of lies.” They said that no one in Shirley’s family was consulted during development of the film, which tells the story of a growing friendship between Shirley and his hired escort, Tony “Lip” Vallelonga.

A friendship that the Shirleys say didn’t exist.

“You asked what kind of relationship he had with Tony?
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Francis Lee To Direct Kate Winslet & Saoirse Ronan In Lesbian Lovers Drama ‘Ammonite’

Francis Lee To Direct Kate Winslet & Saoirse Ronan In Lesbian Lovers Drama ‘Ammonite’
Director Francis Lee’s gay drama love story “God’s Own Country” was easily one of the Best Films of 2017 You Didn’t See and so damn good it also made our list proper Best Films Of 2017 list. Lee’s incredible film, intimate, sparse and unsentimental, created a terrific, unvarnished look at masculine love, something of a nice anecdote to the won’t-show-dongs conservative take of “Call Me By Your Name,” released in the same year.

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‘True Detective’ Creator Helped Work On ‘Deadwood’ Film Script With David Milch

One of the more surprising stories surrounding the upcoming Season 3 of “True Detective” came during 2017, when it was revealed that the “Deadwood” creator David Milch had teamed up with Nic Pizzolatto to help write part of the season. Of course, no one was complaining about the news, as Milch is one of the best writers in TV today, but it just felt like an odd combination.

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Michael Schur Explains Why ‘The Office’ Survived Past Season 1 Against All Odds

The U.S. version of The Office has solidified its place in history as one of the most beloved comedies ever to grace the television screen. Sure there were ups and downs throughout the show’s nine seasons—it’s not as pristine a run as, say, something like 30 Rock—but the good far outweighs the bad, and when the show was in its prime, it was great. Moreover, The Office's availability on Netflix has made it a consistently rewatchable sitcom years after it ended. But as many fans know, The Office almost didn’t make it past …
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Former ‘The Walking Dead’ Boss Speaks Out on Sex Scene Safety After ‘Smilf’ Controversy

The last few weeks have brought some major developments in how intimate scenes are filmed for television. Recently, HBO announced that it would be hiring an intimacy coordinator to oversee sex scenes on its various productions. On Monday, a report detailed alleged questionable behavior by writer/director Frankie Shaw on the set of her Showtime series “Smilf.” (Deadline reported on Monday that Showtime still plans to go ahead with the planned January premiere date of Season 2 of the series.)

In response to those developments, former “The Walking Dead” executive producer Glen Mazzara is convening a discussion of these issues, slated for next summer’s Atx Festival, which will be held during the second weekend of June 2019.

In a Twitter thread, Mazzara collected details of the panel and thoughts on what he sees as the industry’s inadequate preparation for these kinds of scenes.

Unfortunately, TV showrunners & directors receive no training
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New ‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ Trailer Reveals Superhero Snowball

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have released a new character trailer for The Secret Life of Pets 2. As we reported last spring, director Chris Renaud and writer Brian Lynch have reprised their duties for this sequel, whose original grossed $875 million worldwide ($104 million was also garnered in just its opening weekend). The first teaser focused on the lead character Max, voiced previously by Louis C.K. who is replaced by Patton Oswalt for the sequel, but this time we're seeing Kevin Hart's Snowball, who is now a superhero and is definitely channeling some Spider-Man vibes. …
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‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Renewed for Seasons 3 and 4 at Netflix

Chaos will reign for two more seasons on Netflix, which has officially ordered 16 more episodes of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. These 16 new episodes will make up Chilling Adventures of Sabrina seasons 3 and 4, or as dubbed by Netflix, Part 3 and Part 4. They will follow the already-announced “Part 2” of the hit horror-fantasy drama, which […]

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‘The Secret Life Of Pets 2’ Snowball Trailer: Kevin Hart’s Superhero Bunny Takes Center Stage

Illumination’s upcoming highly-anticipated sequel “The Secret Life of Pets 2” is doing something unique with its marketing campaign. Instead of sharing full trailers, detailing the plot of the film, the studio is releasing character-centric teasers, showcasing little storylines with the various pets and their celebrity vocal talent. The latest puts Kevin Hart and his character Snowball front and center, in a superheroic way.

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Quentin Tarantino Scared Off Burglars Who Broke Into His Home and Stole Jewelry

Quentin Tarantino Scared Off Burglars Who Broke Into His Home and Stole Jewelry
Quentin Tarantino scared off two burglars who broke into his home December 16, law enforcement sources confirmed to TMZ. The incident occurred around midnight at Tarantino’s Los Angeles home on Woodrow Wilson Drive. Two male suspects broke into Tarantino’s home to steal “jewelry and other property,” but the director was home and heard the men.

Tarantino reportedly “confronted” the burglars, who immediately took off with some of the director’s possessions. The two male suspects are believed to have entered Tarantino’s home by breaking a window in the backyard. The Los Angeles Police Department was notified about the robbery and are now looking for surveillance video in the neighborhood to help them identify the two suspects. The burglary occurred just a couple weeks after Tarantino’s November 28 wedding to Daniella Pick.

When he’s not confronting burglars, Tarantino is working on his ninth feature film, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
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‘Green Book’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, and Why It’s Important Who Tells Your Story

It won’t be surprising if both Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody earn Best Picture nominations. Green Book has been a crowd pleaser that has won over various critics’ groups while Bohemian Rhapsody has been a juggernaut with audiences by earning $180 million domestic and $635 million worldwide and just picked up a SAG nomination for Best Ensemble. Both films prominently feature a prodigiously talented musician and both films shortchange these individuals by virtue of who ended up telling these stories. It’s said that “History is written by the winners,” but as these two movies show, it’s written …
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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Director Rob Marshall On That Live-Action/Animation Scene, Nostalgia, and His Favorite Easter Egg [Interview]

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Director Rob Marshall On That Live-Action/Animation Scene, Nostalgia, and His Favorite Easter Egg [Interview]
If you’re familiar with Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, you know that depending on the circumstances, 10 minutes can seem like it lasts forever or it can go by in the blink of an eye. When speaking with talent at a press junket, it regularly feels like the latter – which is why, when I spoke with […]

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Paramount Trolls Leg-Obsessed Fans With Latest ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ Teaser Image

You would think that a live-action/CGI hybrid adaptation of a video game featuring a bright blue hedgehog that teams with a local sheriff to stop an evil villain named Dr, Robotnik (played by Jim Carrey) would have plenty of questions and concerns. But alas, this is 2018 and when the first official poster for the upcoming “Sonic the Hedgehog” film came out, all people could talk about are the titular character’s legs.

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‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Renewed for Seasons 3 and 4 on Netflix

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina train just keeps rolling, which is a nice Winter Solstice gift. On the heels of a very fun first season and a somewhat disappointing (but still cozy) "Midwinter's Tale" holiday special, Season 2 has already been filming, and will launch in April. But today, Netflix reassured fans that there will be plenty more Sabrina to come, announcing that the series has been renewed through Season 4. Now, probably for contractual reasons, Netflix doesn't refer to these as "seasons" but "parts." So technically, that was Part 1 that we just finished, and Part 2 …
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The Collider.com Podcast: Episode 175 – The ‘Spider-Man’ Franchise

This week on The Collider.com Podcast, we're talking about Spider-Man. We lead off talking about the latest movie in the franchise, the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse before discussing the history of the Spider-Man film franchise with the Sam Raimi trilogy, the Amazing Spider-Man reboot, and the character's move to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We also discuss what Spider-Verse means for writer Phil Lord and producer Chris Miller. We then finish up with Recently Watched. Listen to the latest episode of The Collider.com Podcast below; click here for the previous …
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The Favourite rules roost with 10 nominations at London critics awards

Olivia Colman’s royal comedy leads a pack that includes Rupert Everett’s The Happy Prince, while Hollywood big-hitter Vice only scores two nods

Related: 'Awards chat makes me sick': Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz on new film, The Favourite

The Favourite has maintained its early season momentum in the awards race as it emerged at the head of the pack in the nominations for the London Film Critics’ Circle awards. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and starring Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone, the comedy drama of 18th-century court intrigue scooped 10 nods, including film, director and screenwriter of the year. Colman and Weisz were also nominated for actress and supporting actress of the year respectively.
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‘Kingdom’ Trailer: Korean Netflix Drama Series Brings Zombies To Ancient Times

We’re at the point now where the zombie genre seems a bit played out. After the recent 20th season of “The Walking Dead” and the flood of zombie films of the last decade, there just doesn’t seem to be any sort of innovation in the genre. However, with “Kingdom,” Netflix hopes to change that.

In the new trailer for “Kingdom,” we see that the zombie genre has been transported to ancient Korea, where a member of royalty has taken to burying his enemies in the lake near his home.

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‘Where’d You Go Bernadette’ Trailer: Cate Blanchett Vanishes in This Richard Linklater Mystery

‘Where’d You Go Bernadette’ Trailer: Cate Blanchett Vanishes in This Richard Linklater Mystery
Since Richard Linklater and Cate Blanchett signed up for the adaptation of Maria Semple‘s beloved comedy novel Where’d You Go Bernadette in 2015, the big question surrounding the project was…where did it go? Now, finally, the first Where’d You Go Bernadette trailer has arrived, giving us a sneak peek at the comedy-mystery about an agoraphobic architect (Blanchett) who one day […]

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