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Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in June

It’s time to say goodbye to some movies and TV shows that will be removed from Netflix throughout the month of June.

Men in Black, Training Day, The Angry Birds Movie, While You Were Sleeping, 50 First Dates, Grace of Monaco, The Giver, Captain America: Civil War, J. Edgar, My Left Foot and Cake are just some of the films that will disappear during the month. Television series including Baby Daddy and Cedar Cove will also be departing from the streaming service.

While the first eight seasons of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown were originally set to leave Netflix on June 16,...
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Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in June

It’s time to say goodbye to some movies and TV shows that will be removed from Netflix throughout the month of June.

Men in Black, Training Day, The Angry Birds Movie, While You Were Sleeping, 50 First Dates, Grace of Monaco, The Giver, Captain America: Civil War, J. Edgar, My Left Foot and Cake are just some of the films that will disappear during the month. Television series including Baby Daddy and Cedar Cove will also be departing from the streaming service.

While the first eight seasons of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown were originally set to leave Netflix on June 16,...
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Here’s What’s Leaving Netflix in June 2018

Netflix has announced a slew of titles arriving next month, but that means that some titles are also leaving. The streaming service has announced a list of movies and TV shows that will be leaving Netflix in June including Men in Black, My Left Foot, The Young Victoria, Training Day, Super, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and Captain America: Civil War. Check out the full list of titles leaving Netflix in June below. [caption id="attachment_601668" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Sony Pictures/caption] Leaving 6/1/18 50 First Dates 8 Mile Gridiron Gang J. Edgar …
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Jessica Lange (‘Tootsie’) named top Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1980s, say 36% of readers [Poll Results]

Jessica Lange (‘Tootsie’) named top Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1980s, say 36% of readers [Poll Results]
Jessica Lange has been voted your favorite Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of the 1980s for her performance as soap opera star Julie Nichols in “Tootsie.” The iconic actress won by a strong margin over all other 1980s winners, as voted on by the readers of Gold Derby in a recent poll.

See Meryl Streep (‘Sophie’s Choice’) is clear choice for top Best Actress Oscar winner of 1980s [Poll Results]

Lange took in 36% of the vote, more than enough to clinch a win. Olympia Dukakis (“Moonstruck”) and Dianne Wiest (“Hannah and Her Sisters”) tied for second at 17% each, the only other winners to earn double digit percentage points. Next up was Linda Hunt (“The Year of Living Dangerously”) at 9%, while Anjelica Huston (“Prizzi’s Honor”) rounded out the top five with 7%.

Brenda Fricker (“My Left Foot”) followed at 6% in our poll and then came Geena Davis (“The Accidental Tourist”) with 4%. Peggy Ashcroft
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Robert De Niro (‘Raging Bull’) knocks out all contenders to be your top Best Actor Oscar winner of 1980s [Poll Results]

Robert De Niro (‘Raging Bull’) knocks out all contenders to be your top Best Actor Oscar winner of 1980s [Poll Results]
Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull”) has delivered a one-two punch to all the other Best Actor Oscar winners of the 1980s. That decade’s first Best Actor winner was also your clear choice for the best of the ’80s, handily winning Gold Derby’s recent poll asking you to vote for your favorite performance.

De Niro won with 40% of the vote, with last decade’s winner Daniel Day-Lewis (“My Left Foot”) coming in second at 22%. F. Murray Abraham (“Amadeus”) was the only other winner to earn a double-digit percentage, taking in 11%. Dustin Hoffman (“Rain Man”) followed close behind at 8% and Michael Douglas (“Wall Street”) and Paul Newman (“The Color of Money”) tied for fifth at 5% apiece. There was another tie further down between Henry Fonda (“At Golden Pond”) and Ben Kingsley (“Gandhi”) at 3% each, then William Hurt (“Kiss of the Spider Woman”) at 2%. Robert Duvall (“Tender Mercies”) came in last with just 1% of the vote.
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Acting Legend Daniel Day-Lewis Was Just Caught Using a Flip Phone and the Internet Loved It

It's not Daniel Day-Lewis' performances in My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood, or Lincoln that are delighting fans today. It's his use of a flip phone — a Motorola Razr, to be exact. "Daniel Day-Lewis is on my train and casually just looking at his flip phone," journalist Karen Han tweeted on the afternoon of Thursday, April 5. Eight minutes later, she posted a photo "for everyone who asked for pictorial evidence." Twitter, predictably, had a field day with this revelation about the British actor. "Of course he has a flip phone," tweeted @MaxThegGirl. "When you said flip phone, I needed no evidence," added @GastronautJones. "It's method acting training for his next film [in] which he plays a commuter in 2007," quipped @TheSavagePen. "My man out here using a [darn] Razr in the year 2018?" wrote @IntoTheCrevasse. for everyone who asked for pictorial evidence pic.twitter.com/D4rHXPljZp— karen han (@karenyhan) April 5, 2018 Other
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Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1980s: Jessica Lange, Olympia Dukakis, Dianne Wiest … ? [Poll]

Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1980s: Jessica Lange, Olympia Dukakis, Dianne Wiest … ? [Poll]
The Best Supporting Actress Oscar winners of the 1980s include both well-known leading ladies and beloved veteran actresses. The decade saw stars like Jessica Lange, Geena Davis and Anjelica Huston earn their Oscars, joining Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest, Linda Hunt, Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker, who have all had solid careers since their wins. The decade also has two winning actresses that have since died, Maureen Stapleton and Peggy Ashcroft, though their performances will not be forgotten.

Who is your favorite Best Supporting Actress winner of the 1980s? Look back on each and vote in our poll below.

Mary Steenburgen, “Melvin and Howard” (1980) — The decade started off with Steenburgen winning her Oscar for “Melvin and Howard,” about Melvin Dummar (Paul Le Mat), who claimed to be the heir of Howard Hughes‘ fortune. Steenburgen plays Lynda, Melvin’s wife who takes up stripping and is frustrated by Melvin’s behavior. This
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‘Bob Weinstein on the line. He says he’s from Buffalo.’ A First-Person Perspective on the Early Years of Miramax Films

The Weinstein Company assets will be purchased by the Ron Burkle-backed Maria Contreras-Sweet, and all things Weinstein will be removed from whatever remains. After a nearly four-decade run, the legacy of the most successful specialized distributor in history comes down to the last five tumultuous months that mark an inglorious (if not inglourious) end.

The Weinsteins made its first big Oscar splash in 1990 with “My Left Foot,” but they’d already been around for some time. Long before I covered box office for IndieWire, I spent 30 years as a film buyer, booking for theaters — and was a first-hand witness to Harvey and Bob Weinstein’s rise. Here’s my perspective on how they grew from a small outlier to an indie powerhouse.

“Bob Weinstein on the line. He says he’s from Buffalo.”

Back in 1981, phone calls were announced by a receptionist. As a young film buyer for M&R Theaters,
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Oscars flashback: Daniel Day-Lewis (‘Lincoln’) sets record with 3rd win as Best Actor [Watch]

Oscars flashback: Daniel Day-Lewis (‘Lincoln’) sets record with 3rd win as Best Actor [Watch]
After his sweeping victory with “There Will Be Blood” in 2007, many thought Daniel Day-Lewis had reached his zenith. What could top that performance?

In 2012 he was given the title role in Steven Spielberg’s epic “Lincoln.” Once again he immersed himself in the role, spending an entire year on research of Abraham Lincoln alone. For this performance as America’s greatest statesmen, Day-Lewis became the first and only winner of three Best Actor Academy Awards, ranking behind only Katharine Hepburn for the most acting Oscar wins in a lead category (she has four).

Watch the video above as the only living actress with three acting wins, Meryl Streep, presents an emotional Day-Lewis with the trophy at the 2013 ceremony.

See Daniel Day-Lewis movies: Top 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best

The film was one of the most praised of the year, earning the most Oscar nominations with 12:

Best Picture
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The Onion Hilariously Explains All the Times Daniel Day-Lewis ‘F*cks Up at Acting’ in ‘Phantom Thread’ — Watch

The Onion Hilariously Explains All the Times Daniel Day-Lewis ‘F*cks Up at Acting’ in ‘Phantom Thread’ — Watch
The Onion has finally turned its attention to “Phantom Thread,” and even diehard fans of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Oscar nominee have to laugh. The satirical news out debuted a mock video interview with one of the “producers” of the film where she breaks down all of the scenes in which Daniel Day-Lewis “fucked up at acting.” Yes, The Onion wants you to know that Day-Lewis isn’t as amazing on set as you think.

Phantom Thread” is competing for six Oscars at the 90th Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Day-Lewis is nominated once again for Best Actor and could win his fourth trophy following “My Left Foot,” “There Will Be Blood,” and “Lincoln,” although he faces tough competition from “Darkest Hour” frontrunner Gary Oldman.

Celebrate “Phantom Thread” with The Onion’s hilarious interview in the video below. The film is now playing theaters.
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Oscars flashback: Daniel Day-Lewis bows before queen Helen Mirren for 2nd Best Actor win [Watch]

Oscars flashback: Daniel Day-Lewis bows before queen Helen Mirren for 2nd Best Actor win [Watch]
Exactly 10 years ago at the 80th Academy Awards, Daniel Day-Lewis won his second Oscar as Best Actor. As he arrived on stage, he bowed before “queen” Helen Mirren as she used the statuette to knight him for his victory in “There Will Be Blood” (watch the video above).

After his surprise Oscar win for “My Left Foot” at the 1990 ceremony almost two decades earlier, Day-Lewis had become an official A-List star. He followed with memorable performances throughout the early 1990s, including “The Last of the Mohicans” and Martin Scorsese’s “The Age of Innocence.” He then received an additional Oscar nomination for “In the Name of the Father,” playing the wrongfully convicted Gerry Conlin but lost the award to Tom Hanks for “Philadelphia.”

See Daniel Day-Lewis movies: Top 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best

Then came a rather slow period in Day-Lewis’ career, making no movies between 1997 and 2002. He
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BAFTAs 2018: A goodbye trophy for Daniel Day-Lewis (‘Phantom Thread’) would tie the BAFTA record

BAFTAs 2018: A goodbye trophy for Daniel Day-Lewis (‘Phantom Thread’) would tie the BAFTA record
Phantom Thread” is expected to be the last film in Daniel Day-Lewis’s illustrious career as he has announced his plan to retire from acting. Could the Englishman get a farewell hug at the BAFTA Awards? Should he win Best Actor he would walk away from the industry tying the all-time record for most wins.

Up until 1967 the BAFTA Film Awards actually handed out two acting trophies per category: one to a British performer and the other to a foreigner. The current record is five wins and is held by a trio of acclaimed Brits: Maggie Smith, Peter Finch and Judi Dench — Dench technically has six competitive wins if you count the now-defunct category of Most Promising Newcomer, which she won for “Four in the Morning” (1965).

Finch won both the BAFTA and Oscar together just once: Best Actor for “Network” (1976); unfortunately, both of those victories were posthumous as he passed
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2018 Oscar Previews: Part 2

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The 90th Annual Academy Awards will take place Sunday March 4th at 7pm Eastern time. Here is the continuation of our overview of the major awards nominees in case you didn’t get to see them yourself.

For Part 1 of our 2018 Oscars Previews, click here.

There’s always a lot of talk leading up to the big day about who will win what awards. We try to make our predictions based on trends from the past, but we can’t help to be swayed by our own personal opinions. Some movies truly strike a chord with us, while others aren’t interesting at all. Furthermore, Oscar films are usually heavy in the drama department and therefore they aren’t always the easiest or most entertaining movies to watch.

That’s why we’re here. Here is your guide to the nominees of this year’s Academy Awards. We’ve compiled the following brief summaries,
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Hey, Jimmy Kimmel: Here’s your Oscars opening monologue

Hey, Jimmy Kimmel: Here’s your Oscars opening monologue
Right about now, Jimmy Kimmel and his team are probably hard at work preparing his Oscars opening monologue. It’s a major challenge for them, as they may not be terribly familiar with the nominated films. Lucky for them, we derbyites are. And more importantly, we want to help make the 90th Academy Awards the best show of the century.

So Mr. Kimmel and company, here are 25 jokes custom-made for this year’s telecast. All you have to do is read and rehearse. The audience will take care of the rest. Remember, we give you full permission to use any and all of these zingers. And if you’re too proud to take someone else’s material, just say that you were handed the wrong monologue. Trust us, no apology will be necessary.

See 2018 Oscar nominations: Full list of Academy Awards nominees in all 24 categories

1. Good evening and welcome to the Academy Awards.
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Best Actor predictions: Who’s likeliest to defeat Gary Oldman (‘Darkest Hour’) at 2018 Oscars? [Poll]

Best Actor predictions: Who’s likeliest to defeat Gary Oldman (‘Darkest Hour’) at 2018 Oscars? [Poll]
Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) is far out in front to win the Oscar for Best Actor for his transformative performance as Winston Churchill, but upsets are always possible. While Oldman has already taken home the Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe and SAG Awards, there may be some new academy voters who are looking elsewhere in this category. Who do You think could take him down at the 2018 Oscars? Vote in our poll below.

Oldman will almost certainly win on his home turf at BAFTA, giving him the nearly unbeatable combination of televised precursor wins. That doesn’t mean his fellow Best Actor nominees should give up hope yet, as we saw in 2001 when Russell Crowe (“A Beautiful Mind”) swept Critics’ Choice, Golden Globes, SAG and BAFTA only to lose to Denzel Washington (“Training Day”) at the Oscars. It will be tough to beat Oldman, especially with “Darkest Hour” earning a surprise Best Picture nomination,
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Oscars flashback: Daniel Day-Lewis (‘My Left Foot’) receives 1st Best Actor from swooning Jodie Foster [Watch]

Oscars flashback: Daniel Day-Lewis (‘My Left Foot’) receives 1st Best Actor from swooning Jodie Foster [Watch]
Jodie Foster could hardly hold back her feelings when announcing the Best Actor winner at the 1990 Oscars ceremony. Watch above as she swoons in saying the name of Daniel Day-Lewis for “My Left Foot,” his first ever victory at the Academy Awards.

In the 1980s, Day-Lewis was a young actor known mostly for British stage work and television, but he was building a reputation as an immersive method actor. He had received good notices for his performances in “A Room with a View,” as the wealthy suitor of Helena Bonham Carter, and as a romantic Czech doctor in “The Unbearable Lightness of Being.”

SEEDaniel Day-Lewis movies: Top 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best

In 1988 he was offered a screenplay based on the memoirs of Christy Brown, an Irish poet and painter born with cerebral palsy. When he read the opening scene where Christy puts on a record using only his left foot,
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Oscars flashback: Daniel Day-Lewis wins the “handsomest bludgeon in town” for the second time

Oscars flashback: Daniel Day-Lewis wins the “handsomest bludgeon in town” for the second time
Daniel Day-Lewis is going for his record fourth Best Actor Oscar for Paul Thomas Anderson’s haute couture drama “Phantom Thread.” It was his first collaboration with Anderson on “There Will Be Blood” that won Day-Lewis his second Oscar 10 years ago — or as he calls it in his speech you can watch above, “the handsomest bludgeon in town.”

Day-Lewis dominated the circuit that year for his turn as greedy, vicious oil man Daniel Plainview in “There Will Be Blood,” which was up for eight Oscars and also won Best Cinematography for Robert Elswit.

“I’m looking at this gorgeous thing that you’ve given me and I’m thinking back to the first devilish whisper of an idea that came to him and everything since and it seems to me that this sprang like a golden sapling out of the mad, beautiful head of Paul Thomas Anderson,” Day-Lewis said in his speech.
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Daniel Day-Lewis movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Lincoln,’ ‘My Left Foot,’ ‘Phantom Thread,’ ‘There Will Be Blood’

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Daniel Day-Lewis movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Lincoln,’ ‘My Left Foot,’ ‘Phantom Thread,’ ‘There Will Be Blood’
In the summer of 2017 Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis surprised Hollywood, London, and the entire entertainment world when he revealed that he is retiring from acting and would make no more films. His final performance in Paul Thomas Anderson‘s recently-released “Phantom Thread” has brought Day-Lewis his sixth Oscar nomination and his eighth Golden Globe nom (losing there to Gary Oldman for “Darkest Hour”).

One of the most respected actors of his generation, Day-Lewis is the only man who has won three Oscars for Best Actor. Those victories were for “My Left Foot” (1989), “There Will Be Blood” (2007), and “Lincoln” (2012). In fact he is one of only three men to win acting Oscars three times; the others are Walter Brennan and Jack Nicholson. In addition, he has won two Best Actor awards each from the Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globes.

Most importantly (if retirement actually happens), he will have left
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Daniel Day-Lewis movies: Top 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Daniel Day-Lewis movies: Top 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best
In the summer of 2017 Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis surprised Hollywood, London, and the entire entertainment world when he revealed that he is retiring from acting and would make no more films. His final performance in Paul Thomas Anderson‘s recently-released “Phantom Thread” has brought Day-Lewis his sixth Oscar nomination and his eighth Golden Globe nom (losing there to Gary Oldman for “Darkest Hour”).

One of the most respected actors of his generation, Day-Lewis is the only man who has won three Oscars for Best Actor. Those victories were for “My Left Foot” (1989), “There Will Be Blood” (2007), and “Lincoln” (2012). In fact he is one of only three men to win acting Oscars three times; the others are Walter Brennan and Jack Nicholson. In addition, he has won two Best Actor awards each from the Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globes.

Most importantly (if retirement actually happens), he will have left
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Revisiting Daniel Day-Lewis and Denzel Washington’s intertwined Oscar history

Revisiting Daniel Day-Lewis and Denzel Washington’s intertwined Oscar history
Daniel Day-Lewis (“Phantom Thread”) and Denzel Washington (“Roman J. Israsel, Esq.”) have a date at the Oscars — and it’s not their first. The Best Actor nominees, who’ve never starred in a film together, have a lot of shared Oscar history, going back to their big breakthroughs early in their careers. Half of the six nominations for Day-Lewis have overlapped with Washington, who’s on his eighth acting nomination (he has another one for producing Best Picture nominee “Fences” last year). But even when the two weren’t nominated simultaneously they still crossed paths somehow.

Day-Lewis and Washington both won their first Oscars on the same night 28 years ago — the former took Best Actor for his portrayal of Christy Brown in “My Left Foot” (1989) and the latter won Best Supporting Actor for playing runaway slave soldier Pvt. Tripp in “Glory” (1989). They both returned the following year to present Best
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