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Hollywood Flashback: When the Oscars Were Postponed for Martin Luther King Jr.'s Funeral

Hollywood Flashback: When the Oscars Were Postponed for Martin Luther King Jr.'s Funeral
The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. put the Academy Awards in a tricky position.

The 1968 ceremony was shaping up to be one of the most diverse Oscars to date, with two African-American nominees (Quincy Jones and Beah Richards), two best picture nominees that centered on race (In the Heat of the Night and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner) and four black artists (Sammy Davis Jr., Louis Armstrong, Sidney Poitier, Diahann Carroll) slated to perform. But the show was scheduled for April 8, the night before King's funeral.

The day after the killing, Davis declared on The Tonight Show that...
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Here's the Moment Sidney Poitier Inspired Oprah to Become, Well, Oprah

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Image Source: Getty / Paul Drinkwater As the stars descended upon Los Angeles for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, there was one speech we were already impatiently waiting to hear: Oprah Winfrey's acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Of course, Oprah inspired and empowered us, speaking about sexual harassment, the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, and the future for women and, well, everyone from this day forward. One of her biggest moments from the speech, however, was focused on the past and the actor who inspired her to want to achieve greatness: Sidney Poitier. "In 1964, I was a little girl sitting on the linoleum floor of my mother's house in Milwaukee watching Anne Bancroft present the Oscar for best actor at the 36th Academy Awards. She opened the envelope and said five words that literally made history: 'The winner is Sidney Poitier.' Up to the
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Producers Guild to Honor 'Get Out' With Stanley Kramer Award

Producers Guild to Honor 'Get Out' With Stanley Kramer Award
Get Out has been tapped as the recipient of the 2018 Stanley Kramer Award at the upcoming Producers Guild of America Awards.

The honor, established in 2002, recognizes "a production, producer or other individuals whose achievement or contribution illuminates and raises public awareness of important social issues." It is named for the legendary producer-director behind such classics as Inherit the Wind, On the Beach, The Defiant Ones and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.

Get Out, written and directed by Jordan Peele, tells the story of Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), who go on a weekend getaway...
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Titanic, Superman, The Goonies, and More Added to the National Film Registry

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The Library of Congress has revealed the 25 films being add to the National Registry this year, which include fan favorites like Die Hard, along with culturally important titles like Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Come inside to check out the full list of movies getting preserved.

While film preservation has progressed greatly over the last several years, getting into the Library of Congress is a great way to ensure a cultural preservation attached to our nation. Every year more films are added and this week we've learned which ones made the cut:

Ace in the Hole (aka Big Carnival) (1951)

Boulevard Nights (1979)

Die Hard (1988)

Dumbo (1941)

Field of Dreams (1989)

4 Little Girls (1997)

Fuentes Family Home Movies Collection (1920s and 1930s)

Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)

The Goonies (1985)

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)

He Who Gets Slapped (1924)

Interior New York Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street (1905)

La Bamba (1987)

Lives of Performers (1972)

Memento (2000)

Only Angels Have Wings
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Die Hard, Goonies, Titanic and Superman Join National Film Registry

Die Hard, Goonies, Titanic and Superman Join National Film Registry
The Library of Congress has announced the 25 movies being added to the National Film Registry for 2017. The list this year is all over the place, which includes movies dating back to the early 1900s and modern classics. Movies like Die Hard, The Goonies, Titanic and Superman have all been selected this year and are considered worthy of preserving under the National Film Preservation Act. Yes, John McClane taking out terrorists at Nakatomi Plaza is worthy of being preserved by the government now.

Under the National Film Preservation Act, the Librarian of Congress names 25 movies to the National Film Registry every year. These movies are said to be "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant. Beyond that, the only other requirement is that the movies must be at least 10 years old. Here's what Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden had to say about 2017's additions to the National Film Registry.

"The selection of a
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Jordan Peele's Golden Globes Snub Isn't Surprising - It's Scary

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Two of the most commercially and critically acclaimed films of 2017 were directed by a woman and an African-American man, but when nominations for the 2018 Golden Globe Awards were announced on Dec. 11, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and Get Out director Jordan Peele were both shut out of the best director category. Meanwhile, Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig was another woman who was passed over in the best director category, which left out female directors altogether. Superhero-themed movies rarely secure nontechnical nominations and accolades during award season, so even though Jenkins shattered both studio expectations and the box office, it's often not a surprise when the films and filmmakers in the genre are overlooked. However, with Get Out, Jordan Peele's directorial debut that made more than $254 million worldwide on a $4.5 million budget, the conversations and praise surrounding the instant classic should have made Peele a shoo-in for a best director nod.
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'Die Hard,' 'Titanic,' 'Goonies' Added to National Film Registry

'Die Hard,' 'Titanic,' 'Goonies' Added to National Film Registry
Die Hard, Titanic, The Goonies and Field of Dreams are among the 25 films that have been added to the National Film Registry, the Library of Congress announced Wednesday.

Classic films like 1960's Spartacus, 1967's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, 1947's Gentleman's Agreement and 1951's Ace in the Hole were also named to the registry, which "recognizes its importance to American cinema and the nation’s cultural and historical heritage."

"Our love affair with motion pictures is a testament to their enduring power to enlighten, inspire and inform us as individuals
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'Die Hard,' 'Titanic,' 'Goonies' Added to National Film Registry

'Die Hard,' 'Titanic,' 'Goonies' Added to National Film Registry
Die Hard, Titanic, The Goonies and Field of Dreams are among the 25 films that have been added to the National Film Registry, the Library of Congress announced Wednesday.

Classic films like 1960's Spartacus, 1967's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, 1947's Gentleman's Agreement and 1951's Ace in the Hole were also named to the registry, which "recognizes its importance to American cinema and the nation’s cultural and historical heritage."

"Our love affair with motion pictures is a testament to their enduring power to enlighten, inspire and inform us as individuals
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Reviews: Sidney Poitier In "They Call Me Mister Tibbs!" (1970) And "The Organization" (1971); Kino Lorber Blu-ray Releases

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By Lee Pfeiffer

The year 1967 marked the high point of Sidney Poitier's screen career. He starred in three highly acclaimed box office hits: "To Sir, With Love", "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" and "In the Heat of the Night".  The fact that Poitier did not score a Best Actor Oscar nomination that year had less to do with societal prejudices (he had already won an Oscar) than the fact that he was competing with himself and split the voter's choices for his best performance. "In the Heat of the Night" did win the Best Picture Oscar and immortalized Poitier's performance as Virgil Tibbs, a Philadelphia detective who finds himself assigned to assist a redneck sheriff (Rod Steiger, who did win the Oscar that year for his performance in this film) in a town in the deep south that has experienced a grisly unsolved murder. When Steiger's character, resentful for
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The Big Sick: New Trailer Drops For The Judd Apatow-Produced Comedy

A popular (and legitimate) knock against the movie industry today is that big-budget blockbusters are squeezing out smaller, independent films. Put another way, Hollywood math favors massive spectacles that fill stadium seating; consequently, there's simply less opportunity for lower-budgeted personal or human stories that explore relationships, culture, and society. Even though indies are far cheaper to make, they don't yield remotely the same level of revenue. Stupid math!

Fortunately, the emergence of cash-flush, independent studios like Netflix and Amazon -- who've cultivated diverse, niche audiences -- are bucking the status quo. They're betting that multi-platform, worldwide streaming services are the secret sauce to unlocking success in smaller films, which the monolithic, risk-averse studios wouldn't otherwise touch. It's a huge win for film buffs and cinema lovers, who maybe aren't seeing their interests reflected in the typical summer or holiday fare.

Related: Soon You Will Be Able To Choose Your Own
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The 2 Iconic Films That Inspired Jordan Peele's Horror Masterpiece, Get Out

Jordan Peele's new film, Get Out, currently holds a rare 99 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and for good reason. The subversive horror flick uses race as the primary motivator for the brilliant, bloody horror that transpires when a young black man (Daniel Kaluuya) accompanies his white girlfriend (Allison Williams) home for a weekend to meet her "liberal" parents. His descent into a terrifying "are they trying to kill me, or are they just weird?" back and forth results in an unsettling, funny, and overwhelmingly spooky movie. Given our current political climate, which makes Get Out more resonant than ever, it's easy to assume Peele's primary inspiration for the film was pulled from news headlines about black men continuously suffering grave and blatant injustice at the hands of white people. It turns out a lot of different things influenced the final product, which Peele began working on before
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Get Out Review: The First True Horror Classic of 2017

Get Out Review: The First True Horror Classic of 2017
Get Out is an absolutely brilliant and original horror film from famed comedian Jordan Peele. It straddles multiple genres. Get Out is scary, laugh out loud funny, and an inspired satire of interracial relationships. Imagine a devilishly twisted update of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Avoid all spoilers of this film. I'll just describe the general premise. Trust me when I tell you the payoff is both clever and intriguing, a whopper.

Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) has been dating Rose (Allison Williams) for five months. They've become a serious couple. She decides it's time to bring him home to meet her family. The catch is that Chris is black and Rose is white. Her family doesn't know she's in an interracial relationship. Chris agrees to meet her family (Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, and Caleb Landry Jones) at their remote lake house. The visit turns into something entirely unexpected.

Jordan Peele gets top marks for creativity.
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Titanic, Dirty Dancing, Casablanca and more celebrate big movie anniversaries in 2017!

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Titanic, Dirty Dancing, Casablanca and more celebrate big movie anniversaries in 2017!Titanic, Dirty Dancing, Casablanca and more celebrate big movie anniversaries in 2017!Adriana Floridia1/5/2017 4:36:00 Pm

One thing we all look forward to every year is our birthday, and we here at Cineplex like to celebrate the birthdays of movies too!

In 2017, there are tons of memorable films that are hitting milestone ages. While it makes us feel a little old, it also gives us a reason to look back on some of our favourite films and have epic movie marathons (oftentimes, ones where we know all of the lines).

We did some research and compiled a master list of all of the notable films that are celebrating big anniversaries this year. Among the crop are films like Titanic, Blade Runner, The Graduate, and more.

Check out the best movie anniversaries of 2017 below and start planning your movie-themed parties accordingly!
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The Vampire Diaries Photo Preview: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner!

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No one in Mystic Falls throws a soiree like Caroline Forbes! She's putting her party skills to the test on The Vampire Diaries Season 8 Episode 7 with a Christmas Eve dinner we're not soon to forget!

Stefan has one day with Caroline, so naturally they're having a dinner party at the Salvatore house. Damon, who wasn't invited, and was last presumed dead, having been staked through the heart by his former Bff Alaric, is very much alive. 

Something in his deal with the Devil has made him even more immortal than before, apparently. Or Sybil's mind controlling all of them and what we're seeing is a dream and Damon is still dead. (That's...yeah, that's not correct.)

Anyway. It's not a dinner party unless someone's in danger, and these photos show that at least one guest might not be making it out alive. 

Surprisingly absent? Bonenzo. But they'e probably too busy
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Stephen Colbert: Trump Meets Obama In “Most Surprising Remake Of ‘Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner'”

After stumbling around a bit on Tuesday evening and the next night, when election results took a turn late-night TV had not scripted, Stephen Colbert seemed to find his footing again Thursday: “President Obama hosted Donald Trump at the White House for the most surprising remake of Guess Who's Coming To Dinner,” he began. “The First African American president sitting down with a president-elect who was endorsed by the Klan – a guy who spent five years, created his…
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Indie Spotlight: Kiwi-Chinese Flatmates Offer Up ‘Friday Night Bites’

In 2013, a group of New Zealanders got together to make a series called Flat3, about a trio of Kiwi-Chinese women who live together. After receiving plenty of praise for their work as well as a number of accolades at web festivals, the girls of Flat3 have returned to show viewers what they get up to during the weekend. Jj Fong, Perlina Lau, and Ally Xue are the stars of Friday Night Bites, a series written and directed by Roseanne Liang and produced by Kerry Warkia.

Each episode of Friday Night Bites features a different Friday night activity undertaken by the Flat3 gang and their friends. The comedy here is distinctly Kiwi, and viewers who have enjoyed shows like Flight of the Concords will smile at the dry wit on display here. At the same time, Friday Night Bites goes far beyond its national borders. In comments posted on videos within the series,
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Mommie nearest: match the mother to the movie – quiz

As Mila Kunis and her suburban cohorts go wild in raucous comedy Bad Moms, how well do you know other movie mums?

Hellraiser

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Friday the 13th

Gremlins

Young Adult

Junebug

Little Children

The Skeleton Twins

22 Jump Street

The Five Year Engagement

Bad Neighbours 2

The Wedding Ringer

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

All That Heaven Allows

Imitation of Life

Pinky

Bad Santa

Bad Teacher

Wedding Crashers

Observe and Report

Solaris

Event Horizon

Alien: Resurrection

Prometheus

The Heartbreak Kid

Housesitter

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

There's Something About Mary

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Resurrection

Hannah and Her Sisters

Ordinary People

The Mirror Has Two Faces

My Fellow Americans

The Walker

Birth

Salt

Guardians of the Galaxy

The Fault in Our Stars

Sweet November

Continue reading...
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Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton Steal the Fashion Show During Kensington Palace Dinner

Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton Steal the Fashion Show During Kensington Palace Dinner
Guess who's coming to dinner! Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry are hosting President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama for dinner at Kensington Palace Friday night. The Duchess of Cambridge welcomed the First Family while wearing the L.K. Bennett London Addison jewel-toned printed silk dress, which retails for $525. America's First Lady arrived wearing a beige top and skirt, which she paired with a nude overcoat. Before everyone sat down for a royal dinner, everyone sat down for some light conversation. nullnullThis is hardly the first time the British royalty and First Family have met up, as Prince William visited the president in the Oval Office in December 2014 prior to the...
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7 Days til Oscar...

We already celebrated the 7th nominations of both Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet on the day of the nominations so what shall we celebrate today now that we're exactly one week from Hollywood's High Holy Night?

Hmmm. The Martian? It does have seven nominations but don't feel like it today. So let's just go with the year sevens. Oscar's choices, biggest box office, and our favorites here. 

1937: Oscar: Life of Emile Zola; Public: Snow White; Tfe: The Awful Truth

1947: Oscar: Gentleman's Agreement; Public: Road to Rio; Tfe: Black Narcissus

1957: Oscar: Bridge on the River Kwai; Public: Bridge on...; Tfe: A Face in the Crowd

1967: Oscar: In the Heat of the Night; Public: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?; Tfe: Bonnie & Clyde It's worth reminding you here that Mark Harris's book about this year in film "Pictures at a Revolution" is one of the best movie books ever.
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Fund This: ‘Murder Mystery Dinner Party’ Brings Gothic Lit To Life

Project Name: Edgar Allan Poe's Murder Mystery Dinner Party

Asking For: $55,000 on Kickstarter

Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $11,956

Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 33

Description: Guess who's coming to dinner? Here's a hint: If you've read a lot of classic lit, you're going to recognize a lot of the guests. Shipwrecked Comedy is behind Edgar Allan Poe's Murder Mystery Dinner Party, a series that will translate its titular scribe's penchant for Gothic settings to a web series format.

As its title suggests, Murder Mystery Dinner Party will take place at a supper gathering that turns deadly, and Poe's guests will be a combination of literary characters and real-life authors. Shipwrecked co-founder Sinead Persaud, for example, will play Poe's muse Lenore, while Lizzie Bennet Diaries star Ashley Clements will join the fun as Charlotte Brontë. Additional characters will be revealed
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