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Channing Tatum Reportedly Interested In Directing The Long-Delayed ‘Gambit’ Film

Channing Tatum Reportedly Interested In Directing The Long-Delayed ‘Gambit’ Film
We are fast approaching the five-year anniversary of the first time we reported that Channing Tatum is in line to play the “X-Men” character Gambit in a solo film. Since then, the film project has gone through constant changes, gaining directors, losing directors, getting a scheduled release date, and then, of course, losing that release date. But through thick and thin, one thing has remained the same – Tatum.
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Edgar Wright Says ‘Baby Driver 2’ First Draft ‘Exists’

Edgar Wright Says ‘Baby Driver 2’ First Draft ‘Exists’
Edgar Wright isn’t putting “Baby” in a corner just yet. The British director teased that some progress has been made on a potential sequel to “Baby Driver,” Wright’s 2017 film starring Ansel Elgort that married action, comedy, musicals and heists.

“A first draft of ‘Baby Driver 2 exists,” he told Empire in a interview. Wright added that the film will introduce new characters following the deaths of many of the characters in the original and it “takes the story further.”

In a previous interview with Empire back in July 2017, Wright said he was urged to write a sequel to his film and felt there was potential by recognizing that by the end of the movie, “Baby has got to a new place.”

“Most sequels you have to contrive something so they go back to square one,
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Christopher McQuarrie Reportedly Wants Henry Cavill & Alec Baldwin Back For ‘M:i’ Sequels (Kind Of)

Christopher McQuarrie Reportedly Wants Henry Cavill & Alec Baldwin Back For ‘M:i’ Sequels (Kind Of)
If you’re a fan of spy thrillers, and just high-quality action films in general, you’re probably psyched by the news that filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie is coming back for two new “Mission: Impossible” sequels. And if you’re a fan of government lackeys, as well as men with reloading arms and controversial mustaches, then you will really love this next bit of ‘M:i’ news.

According to THR, McQuarrie is not only interested in bringing back the government guy character played by Alec Baldwin, but also Henry Cavill’s August Walker.
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‘Holmes & Watson’ and ‘Gotti’ Lead 2019 Razzie Nominations for Worst Picture

‘Holmes & Watson’ and ‘Gotti’ Lead 2019 Razzie Nominations for Worst Picture
If their dismal reviews wasn’t punishment enough, for the 39th year, the Razzie Awards seek to recognize the achievements of the worst movies of the year. And for 2019’s crop of nominees, John Travolta’s “Gotti” and Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s “Holmes & Watson” both received the “honor” of being nominated for Worst Picture of 2018.

Melissa McCarthy might be nominated for an Oscar on Tuesday morning, but on Monday morning, she scored a nomination for Worst Actress for both “The Happytime Murders” and “Life of the Party,” and the former also landed among the five Worst Picture nominees. The box office bomb “Robin Hood” and Helen Mirren’s “Winchester” rounded out the nominees.

Even the first family found a way into the nominees, with Donald Trump and Melania Trump both getting nominated for portraying themselves in the documentary “Fahrenheit 11/9” from Michael Moore. And unlike the Oscars,
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Casey Affleck-Elisabeth Moss Movie ‘Light Of My Life’ Among Berlin World Premiere Additions

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Casey Affleck-Elisabeth Moss Movie ‘Light Of My Life’ Among Berlin World Premiere Additions
Casey Affleck-directed drama Light Of My Life, starring Affleck, Elisabeth Moss and newcomer Anna Pniowsky, will get its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in the Panorama section. The dystopian drama, about a father and his young daughter who are trapped in the woods, is one of a raft of additions to the Panorama lineup. Scroll down for the lineup in full.

A total of 45 films from 38 countries, including 34 world premieres, will screen in the section. Panorama’s opening film will be Flatland by Jenna Bass, in which a bride and her pregnant friend make a liberating getaway across South Africa.

Among the strand’s highlights are Affleck’s first narrative feature as director, which is produced by The Imitation Game outfit Black Bear Pictures; Jayro Bustamante’s Ixcanul follow-up Tremblores (Tremors), about a father who tries to break free from his past after breaking the silence about
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‘Roma’ Gives Netflix Its First Best Picture Nominee

It’s been a long and bumpy road for Netflix when it comes to the Academy Awards. Their primary rival, Amazon Studios, landed its first Best Picture nomination two years ago for “Manchester by the Sea” and then saw Casey Affleck and Kenneth Lonergan win Best Actor and Original Screenplay Oscars. The Amazon division even has a Foreign Language Film statue with Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman.” Netflix may be the streaming king, but its highest-profile nominations were Supporting Actress and Adapted Screenplay for “Mudbound” last year.

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Female Directors Shut Out of Oscar Nominations

Female Directors Shut Out of Oscar Nominations
It was an anticipated takeaway from this year’s Oscar nominations announcement, but that doesn’t make it any less unfortunate: Despite a number of worthy contenders to choose from, female filmmakers were shut out of the directing category.

From Lynne Ramsay’s “You Were Never Really Here” (an Amazon release that received a Cannes screenplay prize) to Debra Granik’s “Leave No Trace” (a Sundance entry notably recognized by the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. last month), great work from deserving women was certainly on the table. Ramsay, in fact, was — along with “BlacKkKlansman” helmer Spike Lee — the most laureled filmmaker on the critics’ awards circuit after Alfonso Cuarón.

Marielle Heller and Chloe Zhao were other acclaimed players that arguably deserved to make the lineup. Tamara Jenkins (“Private Life”), Karyn Kusama (“Destroyer”), Mimi Leder (“On the Basis of Sex”) and Josie Rourke (“Mary Queen of Scots”) were options as well.
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Academy Awards: Roma,”The Favourite’ Dominate Oscar Nominations with 10 Each

Academy Awards: Roma,”The Favourite’ Dominate Oscar Nominations with 10 Each
Roma,”a black-and-white, Spanish language coming-of-age drama, and “The Favourite,” a comedy about life in the court of an obscure English monarch, dominated nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, picking up a leading 10 nods apiece. Its competition for the top honor also includes “Black Panther,” the blockbuster comic book film; “A Star is Born,” a rock ‘n roll remake of an oft-told love story; and “Vice,” a scabrous look at the life of former Vice President Dick Cheney.”

“Roma’s” strong morning solidifies Netflix’s position as a major force in prestige filmmaking, not too mention a company that is willing to spend top dollar to promote its films to Oscar voters. It is the first time Netflix has earned a best picture nomination. “The Favourite’s” recognition comes as Fox Searchlight, the studio behind the critically adored film is preparing for life under a new corporate parent, the Walt Disney Company.
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Spike Lee Is Finally an Oscar Nominee for Best Picture and Director

Spike Lee Is Finally an Oscar Nominee for Best Picture and Director
After more than three decades of making films that have collectively established an undeniable cultural legacy, 61-year-old auteur Spike Lee is finally an Academy Award nominee for best picture and director.

It’s as noteworthy a headline as Tuesday’s Oscar nominations announcement is bound to produce. In fact, Lee’s original screenplay notice for the 1989 lightning rod “Do the Right Thing,” which will celebrate its 30th anniversary this summer, remained his only Oscar nomination to date until this morning, when he picked up three for “BlacKkKlansman.”

The Academy somewhat rectified the years of oversight for landmark achievements like “Malcolm X” and “25th Hour” (considered by some to be one of the very best films of its decade) with an Honorary Oscar in 2015, but Lee’s bids for directing and producing his latest are obviously a long time coming.

For the prolific filmmaker, who also continues to work in the
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‘Roma’ Becomes Netflix’s First Best Picture Oscar Nominee

Netflix is finally in the hunt for Hollywood’s ultimate prize.

The streaming company received its first-ever best picture Oscar nomination on Tuesday for Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma,” a black-and-white exploration of the “Gravity” director’s youth and the life of the nanny who helped raise him. The film received 10 nominations in total, making it by far Netflix’s biggest hit with the motion picture academy to date.

The Los Gatos, Calif.-based company has been focused on awards recognition ever since venturing into the original programming space with the series “House of Cards” in 2013. But while the Television Academy has been receptive to that and other programs like “Orange Is the New Black” and “Stranger Things,” the film community has mostly balked. Maiden Oscar hopeful “Beasts of No Nation” was completely ignored in 2015, while Sundance acquisition “Mudbound” struggled to land a handful of nominations a year ago.

Streaming competitor
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Cool Stuff: ‘Office Space’ Funko POPs Won’t Give You a Case of the Mondays

Cool Stuff: ‘Office Space’ Funko POPs Won’t Give You a Case of the Mondays
Hello Peter, what’s happening? Ummm, I’m gonna need you to go ahead and pick up this new collection of Office Space Funko POPs that were just unveiled for the 2019 London Toy Fair this week. They’re another set in the massive line of collectible vinyl figures giving the stylized treatment to all our favorite movies, […]

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Oscars: ‘Black Panther’ Becomes First Superhero Movie Ever Nominated for Best Picture

Oscars: ‘Black Panther’ Becomes First Superhero Movie Ever Nominated for Best Picture
Tuesday morning, 10 years after Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” forced a significant paradigm shift at the Academy Awards, a superhero movie was finally nominated for best picture: Marvel’s “Black Panther.” And it represents a fairly remarkable culmination.

The move from five best picture nominees to 10 (later altered to a system that can produce anywhere from five to 10) was largely owed to the Motion Picture Academy’s infamous dismissal of “The Dark Knight” in 2008. The goal was to find room for deserving popular films in the lineup, and as one of the biggest critical hits of its year, with major recognition from the producers, directors, and writers guilds, Nolan’s Batman sequel certainly qualified.

The change helped, at least at first. Movies like “District 9,” “Up,” “Inception,” and “Toy Story 3” arguably owed their best picture bids to the expanded field. Soon, however, the wide berth gave way for
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‘Black Panther’ Makes History As Marvel’s First Best Picture Nomination

Ryan Coogler’s blockbuster “Black Panther” earned 7 Oscar nominations and made history by landing a Best Picture nod. The film becomes the first Marvel Studios release to earn a Best Picture nod and, arguably, the first superhero film. ‎Alejandro G. Iñárritu‎’s “Birdman,” which won Best Picture in 2015, featured a character that portrayed a superhero during his career but isn’t considered part of the genre.

Read More: Oprah Winfrey campaigns for a “Black Panther” Oscar nomination

The Kevin Feige production also earned nominations for Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Production Design, Original Song (“All the Stars”) and Original Score (Ludwig Goransson).

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Oscars 2019: Roma and The Favourite vying for glory with 10 nominations each

Alfonso Cuarón’s 70s-set drama and the Olivia Colman period comedy head list of nominees, with A Star Is Born and Vice each on eight

Full list of nominations

Guardian film Black Sheep nominated

Roma and The Favourite will go head to head at the Oscars after they received 10 Academy Award nominations each.

Roma, Alfonso Cuarón’s memoir of childhood in 1970s Mexico City, topped many critics’ lists of 2018 (including the Guardian’s) and has scored 10 nominations, including best film and best director for Cuarón. Roma’s success demonstrates the Oscars’ acceptance of streaming giant Netflix, which it had had hitherto treated with suspicion. Netflix has launched an expensive awards campaign which appears to be have paid off.
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Oscars 2019: Spike Lee Earns First Best Director Nom, and He’s Only the Sixth Black Filmmaker to Do So

Oscars 2019: Spike Lee Earns First Best Director Nom, and He’s Only the Sixth Black Filmmaker to Do So
After over three decades of directing movies, Spike Lee has finally earned his first Oscar nomination for Best Director. The 61-year-old filmmaker broke into the race with his acclaimed historical drama “BlacKkKlansman,” which won Lee the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival last year. “BlacKkKlansman” also earned Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Editing, and Adam Driver as Best Supporting Actor.

While Lee was awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 2016, he has yet to ever win a competitive Oscar. The director’s nomination for “BlacKkKlansman” is his first since “4 Little Girls” was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 1998 Academy Awards. Lee co-directed the film with Samuel D. Pollard.

Lee’s only other prior Oscar nomination was for writing “Do The Right Thing,” which earned him a nom for Best Original Screenplay at the 1990 Oscars. Lee lost the award to “Dead Poets Society,
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Oscar Nominations 2019: Full List

The Oscar nominations are here at last. It’s been a whirlwind of an awards season packed with plenty of drama and controversy after controversy. It has also been one of the most unpredictable seasons in recent memory, with the field wide open in a number of categories. We’ll have our thoughts on the Oscar nominations up shortly, but we wanted to make the full list available as quickly as possible. See below for the 2019 Oscar nominations. The 91st Academy Awards will be telecast live on February 24, 2019 on ABC. [caption id="attachment_693199" align="alignright" width="360"] …
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2019 Oscar Nominations Announced: ‘Roma’ Leads the Pack With 11 Nominations

This morning, the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards were announced. As always, Hollywood’s equivalent to the Super Bowl brought with it a fair number of surprises and snubs along with all of the expected announcements – the Oscars have a habit of being a surprising and predictable affair in equal measure. We have compiled […]

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Guardian film Black Sheep nominated for best short documentary Oscar

Ed Perkins’ film about a young black boy’s response to a racist gang after he moves out of London is up for an Academy award

Black Sheep, a film commissioned by the Guardian, has been nominated for best short documentary at the 2019 Oscars.

Directed by Ed Perkins, Black Sheep tells the story of Cornelius Walker, a black 11-year-old from London who moves with his family to a housing estate in St Albans after the murder of schoolboy Damilola Taylor in 2000. Walker, the same age as Taylor and of similar background, found himself confronting a gang of local racists and, after first fighting back, went to extraordinary lengths to fit in and gain their friendship.
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Oscars 2019: ‘Roma’ & ‘The Favourite’ Lead With 10 Nominations, ‘A Star Is Born’ & ‘Vice’ Closely Behind [Full List]

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards were announced this morning, by Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross in a two-part live presentation. And as with any year, there’s a lot to talk about. Leading the way with 10 total nominations is the Netflix film “Roma,” from director Alfonso Cuaron. Expected to do well with Academy members, “Roma” surprised with even a nom in the Supporting Actress category.

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