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‘Black Panther’ Blew Up the Academy’s Attempt to Meet ABC’s Oscar Demands

The Academy Board of Governors didn’t think things would go this way. They may have expected some backlash to their radical changes in the Oscar show for this year and next. But in their attempts to placate a demanding ABC, which airs the Oscar show — and is paying the Academy some $75 million a year for the rights to do so until 2028 — the Board blundered into a public relations disaster.

When the 54-member Board voted to add the “Best Popular Film” category in time for the 2019 Oscar show, they failed to consider Disney/Marvel’s $700-million worldwide blockbuster “Black Panther,” which has a good shot at racking up enough Oscar nominations to have a real shot at a Best Picture nomination.

Not any more. It didn’t take people long to suggest that Disney owns ABC, and that Disney owns Marvel, and that Disney wanted to create a category to
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‘Black Panther’ Blew Up the Academy’s Attempt to Meet ABC’s Oscar Demands

The Academy Board of Governors didn’t think things would go this way. They may have expected some backlash to their radical changes in the Oscar show for this year and next. But in their attempts to placate a demanding ABC, which airs the Oscar show — and is paying the Academy some $75 million a year for the rights to do so until 2028 — the Board blundered into a public relations disaster.

When the 54-member Board voted to add the “Best Popular Film” category in time for the 2019 Oscar show, they failed to consider Disney/Marvel’s $700-million worldwide blockbuster “Black Panther,” which has a good shot at racking up enough Oscar nominations to have a real shot at a Best Picture nomination.

Not any more. It didn’t take people long to suggest that Disney owns ABC, and that Disney owns Marvel, and that Disney wanted to create a category to
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'His Dark Materials' TV Adaptation Rounds Out Cast

The full cast of the BBC's upcoming big-budget His Dark Materials adaptation has been unveiled.

With shooting already underway in Wales, the BBC and producer Bad Wolf announced Friday that Georgina Campbell (Black Mirror, Krypton), Ian Gelder (Game of Thrones), Will Keen (The Crown), Anne-Marie Duff (Shameless, Suffragette), James Cosmo (Game of Thrones, Braveheart), Geoff Bell (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Lucian Msamati (Game of Thrones), Simon Manyonda and Mat Fraser have joined the cast.

The series, adapted from Philip Pullman's novels by Jack Thorne, had already announced a major lead cast of Logan breakout Dafne Keen, plus Lin-Manuel Miranda, James McAvoy, Ruth ...
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‘Saving Private Ryan’ 20th Anniversary: 20 of the Most Brutal War Films Ever Made (Videos)

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‘Saving Private Ryan’ 20th Anniversary: 20 of the Most Brutal War Films Ever Made (Videos)
The sight of a soldier carrying his own severed arm is one of the many horrific images of “Saving Private Ryan,” which 20 years ago earned instant acclaim for its unflinching depiction of the brutality of D-Day. But it’s far from the only film to show the horrors of war. Here are some of the most brutal war movies ever made.

Fury (2014): This David Ayer WWII film starts with bits of brain being cleaned from the inside of a M4 Sherman tank, and continues to get uglier from there as a tank unit led by Staff Sgt. Don “Wardaddy” Collier (Brad Pitt) begins its final charge into Nazi Germany in 1945.

Full Metal Jacket (1987): While Stanley Kubrick’s Vietnam film is more known for its first half at boot camp, the second half shows a grisly battle as Private Joker (Matthew Modine) watches as his crew is slain by a hidden sniper.
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‘Wu Assassins’: Katheryn Winnick, Lewis Tan, Tommy Flanagan & Tzi Ma Join Netflix Martial Arts Drama

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‘Wu Assassins’: Katheryn Winnick, Lewis Tan, Tommy Flanagan & Tzi Ma Join Netflix Martial Arts Drama
Vikings star Katheryn Winnick, Lewis Tan (Into the Badlands), Sons of Anarchy alum Tommy Flanagan, and Tzi Ma (Meditation Park) are set as series regulars opposite Iko Uwais and Byron Mann in Netflix’s Wu Assassins, from Tony Krantz of Flame Ventures (24), John Wirth (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; Falling Skies) and Nomadic Pictures.

Written by Wirth, who also serves as showrunner, Wu Assassins, set in San Francisco’s Chinatown, is a martial arts crime series with supernatural elements. It stars Uwais as Kai Jin, who becomes the latest and last Wu Assassin, chosen to round up the powers of an ancient triad and restore balance once again. Mann plays Uncle Six.

Winnick will play Christine “C.G.” Gavin, an undercover cop caught in the middle of a gang war that’s breaking out in Chinatown. Tan will portray Lu Xin Lee, a suave, fierce intelligent
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Colbert: ‘You’d Have to Be Some Kind of Idiot’ to Buy Trump’s Russia Walkback (Video)

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Colbert: ‘You’d Have to Be Some Kind of Idiot’ to Buy Trump’s Russia Walkback (Video)
Stephen Colbert spent another monologue on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” Wednesday ripping Donald Trump for his comments in Helsinki siding with Russia against the United States — but expanded his mockery to include the rest of Trump’s party, as well.

“A lot of people have been upset since Helsinki, where Donald Trump did not put America first,” Colbert said. “He did not say, ‘Hey Putin, I know you messed with our election, and if you do it again we’re gonna kick your ass.’ Instead, Donald Trump blamed America and sucked up to Putin.”

Colbert played a clip from the press conference Monday in Helsinki, which followed a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. When asked about whether Trump rebuked Putin for interference and hacking in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, something the U.S. intelligence committee agrees Russia did, Trump said he believed Putin’s denials over his own government.
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Mel Gibson Wishes He Would Have Said Yes To Dustin Hoffman’s Role In ‘Rain Man’

Welcome to #FlashbackFriday, where we look at past moments with filmmakers, actors, etc. and highlight something in cinema history that’s fascinating, amusing, or perhaps something you never knew or have seen – you name it.

For this week’s #FlashbackFriday, we are going back almost 20 years to revisit a Mel Gibson interview with Charlie Rose. Back then was a different time for Gibson. He was arguably at the height of his career, coming off the Oscar wins for “Braveheart” and landing major role after major role.

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Here’s Everything That’s Coming to and Leaving Hulu in July

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Hulu is ringing in the summer with plenty of new titles to keep you occupied during your air conditioned TV binges next month.

The Stephen King multiverse series “Castle Rock” finally makes its debut on July 25, and the final season of Hulu’s original series “Casual” will land on July 31.

Meanwhile, the second season of Hulu’s “Harlots” premieres on July 11, and Season 4 of “You’re the Worst” is available on July 6. The third season of Lifetime’s “UnReal” is available on July 2.

Also Read: Hulu Orders Drama Pilot 'Reprisal' From 'Handmaid's Tale' Producer Warren Littlefield

See below for the complete list of titles coming to and leaving next month.

Available July 1

Alone: Complete Season 3 (History)

American Pickers: Complete Season 17 (History)

American Ripper: Complete Season 1 (History)

Ancient Top 10: Complete Season 1 (History)

The Curse of Oak Island: Complete Season 4 (History)

Doomsday Preppers: Complete Season 2 (Nat Geo)

Forged in Fire: Complete
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Here’s What’s Coming to and Leaving Hulu in July

New month, new streaming options! Hulu has announced its list of movies and TV shows that will be added to the streaming service in June 2018, as well as what will be expiring—so adjust your queue accordingly. Lots of good stuff coming to Hulu on the film side next month, including A.I: Artificial Intelligence, Before Midnight, The Rundown, American Psycho, Bound, The Monsters Squad, Braveheart, Clue, Election, Personally, I’m most excited to see Bloodsport in the mix because I …
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CineEurope: Fox Revs Up 'Alita,' 'Bohemian Rhapsody' in Likely Last Show Before Sale

CineEurope: Fox Revs Up 'Alita,' 'Bohemian Rhapsody' in Likely Last Show Before Sale
With Fox likely heading to CineEurope for the last time before its impending sale, much was made of the studio's long legacy in its presentation Tuesday.

At the event — which closed proceedings on the second day of the Barcelona trade show — the opening video served up hat tips to some of Fox's most notable films, including Cleopatra, Alien, The Full Monty, Speed, Fight Club, Braveheart, Die Hard, Home Alone, Black Swan and, of course, Avatar.

There were also references to its pending sale, with a video of international theatrical distribution president Andrew Cripps and international marketing president Kieran Breen packing for their trip to CineEurope, showing ...
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‘She Rises’ Review

Stars: Michael Biehn, Angus Macfadyen, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Daisy McCrackin, Lorraine Ziff, Nick W. Nicholson, Larry Wade Carrell, Hallie Jordan | Written by Angus Macfadyen, Lony Ruhmann | Directed by Larry Wade Carrell

Being a huge fan of the horror genre means that I have watched many strange movies. From a killer car tyre to a zombie musical to killer sushi – I could go on and on. And She Rises, in different ways, is right up there with the strangest.

The story itself sounds simple enough, as a director and her lead actor end up staying in a cabin in the woods for a night, owned by a seemingly shy but normal woman and her not so normal Father. But that is as simple as things get. Soon their female host becomes a lot less innocent and sweet as she first seemed, while her Father might just be ready to kill someone.

The
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Serial Killer Thriller “Monochrome” Gets Us Release Via Gravitas Ventures

Thomas Lawes’ female serial-killer thriller Monochrome has been acquired by Gravitas Ventures. The film, featuring a standout performance by BAFTA winner James Cosmo, will be released on VOD and DVD June 6. Pic focuses on a disillusioned young woman who becomes a serial killer targeting wealthy land-owners, forcing a brilliant …

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June 2018 VOD & Digital Releases Include The Endless, A Quiet Place, Mary Shelley, Pacific Rim Uprising

Hard to believe it, but the summer season is officially upon us! And if you’re like us and are looking for a reason (or two) to escape the sun and unforgiving heat in the coming weeks, June has some excellent films arriving on various digital and VOD platforms that should keep you entertained while at home (and away from all that pesky sunlight and those bloodthirsty mosquitoes).

June’s VOD releases kick off on the 1st with IFC Films' Mary Shelley, a look at the life of the author behind one of the greatest novels ever written, and just a few days later, Pacific Rim Uprising, The Rake, and The Nursery make their digital arrivals. June 12th features a trifecta of terror—Night of the Virgin, The Mimic, and The Jurassic Games, and June 15th sees the release of the psychological thriller Inheritance, which debuted last year at 2017's Dances with Films.
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How Did Tommy Flanagan Get All The Scars on His Face?

One of our first memories of watching Tommy Flanagan was in 1995’s Braveheart. He had his scars then, and we’d have to admit that if he didn’t, his character probably wouldn’t have been as effective. Still, from there on, we recognized Flanagan with his scars as part of his entire look, and we absolutely dig it. The rest of Hollywood does as well because his body of work is proof that you don’t have to have the most flawless face to be successful in Hollywood. As a matter of fact, Flanagan’s appeal goes way beyond that. In one of his

How Did Tommy Flanagan Get All The Scars on His Face?
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In-home Releases: May 15, 2018: Black Panther, Die Hard, Braveheart, & More

In-home Releases: May 15, 2018

New films and TV shows have been released on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra, and Digital HD today (May 15 2018), including new Criterion Collection films. Some of these releases are on single discs while others come in [...]

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Monochrome: Watch This Exclusive Clip From Thomas Lawes' Killer Thriller

Thomas Lawes’ Monochrome premieres on VOD and DVD on June 6th from Gravitas Ventures. Screen Anarchy has been given an exclusive clip to share with you. Find it below along with the trailer for this UK thriller. This killer-thriller focuses on a disillusioned young woman who becomes a serial killer targeting wealthy land-owners, forcing a brilliant detective to use his unusual neurological condition to track her down. Monochrome stars James Cosmo Jo Woodcock (Dorian Gray), Singer songwriter Cosmo Jarvis, Patrice Naiambana (Highlander: The Source), Lee Boardman (Jack & The Giant Slayer), Steve Jackson (TV’s Coronation Street) and Liz May Brice (Alien vs. Predator). ...

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‘Gladiator’ and ‘Braveheart’ Giveaway on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo (3 Winners)

On May 15th, Gladiator (theatrical and extended edition) and Braveheart are each debuting on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo packs that also include Blu-ray - with legacy bonus features - and Digital editions. You've never seen these modern classics look better than these new 4K editions offer.

Thanks to Paramount we are offering three randomly selected readers each a copy of the Gladiator and Braveheart 4K releases in this giveaway.

For a chance to win the pair please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.
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Trailer, poster and images for serial killer thriller Monochrome

Ahead of its home entertainment release next month, a trailer, poster and batch of images have arrived online for the upcoming thriller Monochrome. Written and directed by Thomas Lawes’, the film stars James Cosmo, Jo Woodcock, Cosmo Jarvis, Patrice Naiambana, Lee Boardman, Steve Jackson, and Liz May Brice; take a look here…

Featuring BAFTA winner James Cosmo, the killer-thriller focuses on a disillusioned young woman who becomes a serial killer targeting wealthy land-owners, forcing a brilliant detective to use his unusual neurological condition to track her down.

Monochrome is set for a DVD and VOD release on June 6th.

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Mel Gibson Attached to Direct World War II Drama ‘Destroyer’

Mel Gibson Attached to Direct World War II Drama ‘Destroyer’
Mel Gibson will direct World War II drama “Destroyer” in his first helming gig since receiving an Oscar nomination for “Hacksaw Ridge.”

Destroyer” is being produced at Gianni Nunnari’s Hollywood Gang Productions. It’s based on the John Wukovits book “Hell From the Heavens: The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II’s Greatest Kamikaze Attack.”

Rosalind Ross wrote the script, which centers on the Battle of Okinawa in April, 1945, when the ship withstood multiple kamikaze attacks and earned the nickname “The Ship That Would Not Die.” Wukovitz used personal interviews with survivors, the memoirs of crew members, and the sailors’ wartime correspondence to construct the story.

“Hacksaw Ridge” also portrayed the events surrounding the Battle of Okinawa, centering on the role of medic Desmond Doss in rescuing dozens of Allied soldiers. Gibson received his third Oscar nomination for his work as director. He won Oscars
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Mel Gibson Attached to Direct World War II Drama ‘Destroyer’

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Mel Gibson Attached to Direct World War II Drama ‘Destroyer’
Mel Gibson will direct World War II drama “Destroyer” in his first helming gig since receiving an Oscar nomination for “Hacksaw Ridge.”

Destroyer” is being produced at Gianni Nunnari’s Hollywood Gang Productions. It’s based on the John Wukovits book “Hell From the Heavens: The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II’s Greatest Kamikaze Attack.”

Rosalind Ross wrote the script, which centers on the Battle of Okinawa in April, 1945, when the ship withstood multiple kamikaze attacks and earned the nickname “The Ship That Would Not Die.” Wukovitz used personal interviews with survivors, the memoirs of crew members, and the sailors’ wartime correspondence to construct the story.

“Hacksaw Ridge” also portrayed the events surrounding the Battle of Okinawa, centering on the role of medic Desmond Doss in rescuing dozens of Allied soldiers. Gibson received his third Oscar nomination for his work as director. He won Oscars
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