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Wait a Sec — Did Anyone Else Catch Jessa Duggar Low-Key Admitting She's Pregnant With Baby No. 3?!

And baby might make five! Jessa Duggar seemingly confirmed she and her hubby, Ben Seewald, are expecting baby No. 3! The Counting On star appeared in a TLC video alongside her pregnant sister, Jinger, and opened up about "comparing" their pregnancies. Hmmm... "When we talk, it's so fun to just compare the different things we're experiencing in pregnancy," Jessa said. "See what things are similar. See what things are different." Jinger added, "I'm so excited our kids are gonna grow up together." Jessa and Ben are already parents to Spurgeon, 2, and Henry, 1. Not to mention, an unnamed source took to reddit claiming not only that he/she has mutual friends with the famous Duggar family, but also that he/she recently caught the 25-year-old mama sporting a considerable baby bump. "I have some insider news… Jessa is preggers!" the insider wrote. "I have evangelical family members who live near Fayetteville and
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Fans Found Something Else to Slam Derick Dillard for — His Use of the Word "Wifey"

Surprise, surprise — Derick Dillard has found himself in hot water... again! The former Counting On star took to Instagram recently to share a sweet snap with his family before running a marathon, but fans slammed the star for using the word, "Wifey." He wrote in the caption, "My wifey @jillmdillard makes the best pre-marathon race meals! Thanks babe!
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How “Fixer Upper: Behind the Design” Differs from “Fixer Upper”

Fans mourned the end of the hit Hgtv show “Fixer Upper.” The whole nation fell in love with the Waco, Texas couple Chip and Joanna Gaines instantly after their first episode aired just a few years ago. We’ve also seen the couple grow their Magnolia empire onscreen—starting from just their construction company to what now includes a bakery, a silo, a restaurant, a couple of books, a furniture line at Target, and a few more. Chip, Jo, and their family has taught us a lot over the years about renovating and decorating, but their allure was more than just that.

How “Fixer Upper: Behind the Design” Differs from “Fixer Upper
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'Fixer Upper' Star Chip Gaines' Real Name Might Not Be What You Expect

The Fixer Upper family is in a year of transition, to say the least. One of Joanna Gaines and Chip Gaines' TV shows is winding down, one is starting up, and they're expecting their fifth child. (It's like they're renovating their lives!) To mark this pivotal year, we're focusing on one half of this power couple, rounding up the trivia you should know about Chip and his first 43 years on this planet… including the scoop on his full name! What is Chip Gaines' real name? He's a Chip off the old block! In 2016, responding to a fan question on Twitter, the Hgtv star revealed "Chip" actually isn't a nickname. "God-given name: Chip Carter Gaines," he tweeted. So, there you go! What is Chip Gaines' birthday? Chip is 43 years young… and a Scorpio! His birthday is Nov. 14, 1974. By the way, fellow Nov. 14 babies include Prince Charles, Josh Duhamel, Travis Barker,
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Horror Highlights: Nosferatu Lecture at The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies in London, Frank Henenlotter Retrospective Screenings, Telluride Horror Show 2018

One of my favorite silent films (featuring the iconic vampire Count Orlok), F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu (1922) will be the subject of a special restoration lecture on April 19th in London courtesy of The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have details on retrospective screenings of Frank Henenlotter's films in Brooklyn, as well as an exciting announcement from the 2018 Telluride Horror Show.

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies' Nosferatu Lecture: "The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies - London Presents: A Restoration Of ‘Nosferatu’ (1922) at The Horse Hospital April 19th!

The Miskatonic Institute Horror Studies - London welcomes Watchmaker Films founder Mark Rance to discuss the process and importance of film restoration while putting a spotlight on his challenging work on the Nosferatu release.

This show-and-tell lecture will illustrate many of the issues encountered and (with varying degrees of success) resolved in a digital restoration of Murnau’s Nosferatu.
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A Phantom Thread That Stitches Love, Fashion and Obsession in That Unique Paul Thomas Anderson Way

Despite one’s claims, no one is truly prepared for what Paul Thomas Anderson has in store when audiences step into the auditorium for his latest cinematic offerings, even when they think they’re ahead of his game. Each new story, even when not completely hitting intended marks, feels like some form of predestined evolution in style and understanding. The Paul Thomas Anderson of rich idiosyncratic ensemble epics like Boogie Nights and Magnolia grew, and rightfully so, into the Paul Thomas Anderson of genre-defying character insights like There Will Be Blood and The Master, even his divisive Inherent Vice adaptation. And now he’s exploring those depths further with the playfully mysterious and stylish (just don’t call it chic) Phantom Thread, an experience that easily positions itself with finite confidence and assurance as one of this decade’s finest accomplishments.

From the opening moments, acting legend Daniel Day-Lewis’ Reynolds
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Idiolects #2 (August to November 1976)

This is an article about the second issue of the avant-garde arts zine Idiolects. An article on the first issue can be read here.

For a small publication with no advertising to support it, publishing on a quarterly basis was an ambitious and impressive achievement for Idiolects. This second issue covers avant-garde happenings in New York City from August to November 1976, primarily film, but not exclusively.

While again there is special thanks given to the Collective for Living Cinema in issue #2’s indicia, there’s no indication that the Collective was providing financial support. The first issue had a cover price of 10 cents, but the second issue has no price and offers a complicated subscription scheme where potential subscribers are invited to send in whatever amount they want that Idiolects would deduct the price for each issue until subscribers’ accounts reach zero.

This issue also actively encourages submissions from authors
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Who is most overdue for an Oscar in 2019: Annette Bening, Michelle Williams, Christopher Nolan … ? [Poll]

Who is most overdue for an Oscar in 2019: Annette Bening, Michelle Williams, Christopher Nolan … ? [Poll]
The past few years have seen various frequent Oscar losers finally winning their award, from Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”) to Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”‘) to sound mixer Kevin O’Connell (“Hacksaw Ridge”) to cinematographer Roger Deakins (“Blade Runner 2049”). With another Oscar season come and gone, the great campaign to get other overdue artists their Oscar begins now. From actresses like Glenn Close and Amy Adams to technical masters like composer Thomas Newman and songwriter Diane Warren, there is always someone out there who many people believe is deserving of the elusive Oscar after multiple losses.

A great number of these overdue Oscar nominees have projects coming out in 2018 that could net them their first win. Here are 10 artists that could finally get lucky at next year’s Oscars.

SEEBest Picture winners sweeping the Oscars may officially be over

Annette Bening – 4 nominations

Bening’s Oscar nominated performances have been as diverse as her career,
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Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska’s ‘Damsel’ Lands at Magnolia Pictures

Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska’s ‘Damsel’ Lands at Magnolia Pictures
Magnolia Pictures and Great Point Media will partner on the U.S. release of David and Nathan Zellner’s “Damsel,” starring Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska.

The Western comedy world-premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, and played at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. The movie is also screening Monday at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, the home town of the Zellner brothers.

Patinson plays an affluent pioneer who ventures across the American frontier to find and marry the love of his life, played by Wasikowska. David Zellner portrays a drunkard named Parson Henry who travels with Pattinson and a miniature horse, as their once-simple journey grows treacherous, increasingly blurring the lines between hero, villain, and damsel.

“We’ve been incredibly fortunate working with Great Point Media in making ‘Damsel’ and are thrilled to be partnering with Magnolia for the release; their enthusiasm means so much to us,
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Robert Pattinson drama 'Damsel' sells to Magnolia Pictures, Great Point Media

Partners plan summer theatrical release on western that plays at SXSW on Monday.

Magnolia Pictures has partnered with Great Point Media on Us rights to the Zellner brothers’ offbeat Western Damsel starring Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska, which plays on Monday (March 12) at SXSW.

Damsel premiered at Sundance and screened in Berlin last month. Pattinson plays an affluent pioneer who traverses the Wild West to find the love of his life (Wasikowska).

David Zellner also stars and directed with his brother Nathan. The brothers produced with Chris Ohlson.

Magnolia plans a summer theatrical release and brokered the deal with ICM Partners
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From Elliott Smith to Sufjan Stevens, Repping Indie Rock at the Oscars

From Elliott Smith to Sufjan Stevens, Repping Indie Rock at the Oscars
“I’m just thrilled to be nominated and to be there and be witness to it all,” Sufjan Stevens told Variety in a recent interview, expressing gratitude for his Oscar nod for “Mystery of Love,” one of the two original songs he wrote for “Call Me By Your Name.” In taking a happy-just-to-be-there stance, Stevens may be being magnanimous — or just realistic, given how historically impervious Academy voters have proven to indie-rock over the years, especially in the final voting stretch.

Only once, or “Once,” has the Academy awarded Best Song to an artist who might be considered to have come from the indie-rock realm, when Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, who formerly shared space in the band the Frames, won a decade ago for “Falling Slowly.” Some might consider their genre to be more in the realm of adult alternative or Americana, but at least they were artists signed to an indie label,
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Berlin Film Review: ‘L’Animale’

Berlin Film Review: ‘L’Animale’
With the buzzing of tires across the gravelly bottom of a small quarry bitten into a hillside, Austrian sophomore director Katharina Mueckstein (“Talea”) kickstarts her coming-of-age story in promisingly high gear. And when one of the helmeted motocross riders, clad in light, Imperial Stormtrooper-style body armor, is revealed, against expectations, to be a girl, there are shades of the opening of Celine Sciamma’s “Girlhood,” in which a team of young women pummel each other through the exaggeratedly masculine silhouettes of their football uniforms.

Sciamma’s previous film “Tomboy” also looms large in comparison, and later, in the most formally experimental moment of “L’Animale,” Mueckstein pays homage to Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Magnolia” when her characters suddenly break into song. Her references are impeccable, but they’re also the problem. Despite strong performances that go a long way to embedding the film in real, idiosyncratic life — and the warm-toned,
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Paul Thomas Anderson’s Use of Hot-Dog Shapes Is His Secret Ingredient to Success, Argues Hilarious Clickhole Video — Watch

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Use of Hot-Dog Shapes Is His Secret Ingredient to Success, Argues Hilarious Clickhole Video — Watch
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Paul Thomas Anderson? If the answer isn’t “hot dogs,” you might not be paying attention. A new Clickhole video essay seeks to remedy that via a closer look at PTA’s use of hot-dog shapes in his films, which have clearly emerged as a leitmotif in the “Phantom Thread” director’s esteemed body of work.

“The mood of a film has a huge impact on our experience of it, and it can be established in several ways, including through lighting and color,” begins the narrator of “The Geometry of Emotion.” “But geometrical shapes can also create mood in films, influencing our experience without us even realizing it. To understand this better, let’s look at how director Paul Thomas Anderson uses hot-dog shapes in his films to create mood.”

Case in point: the opening shot of “There Will Be Blood,
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Can Death Wish End Black Panther's Box Office Reign?

Marvel's Black Panther is a proven force to be reckoned with at the box office, hauling in an impressive $111.6M in its second weekend, just a 44.7% drop from it's incredible three-day debut of $202M. Last Friday it went up against three newcomers, Warner Bros.' Game Night, Paramount's Annihilation and Orion Pictures' Every Day. While they all cracked the top 10, none could come close to Black Panther's dominance. This weekend, two more high-profile releases arrive in wide release, with MGM's Death Wish remake starring Bruce Willis and 20th Century Fox's Red Sparrow adaptation starring Jennifer Lawrence. While both should fare well, neither will be able to stop Black Panther for repeating atop the box office for a third weekend in a row.

Black Panther suffered a second weekend drop of 44.7%, which is rather impressive for a movie of its size. The McU adventure remained in 4,020 theaters,
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Paul Thomas Anderson writing a family friendly movie with his daughter

Throughout his career, director Paul Thomas Anderson has earned a great deal of acclaim for his adult-themed dramas, including the likes of Boogie Nights, Magnolia, There Will Be Blood, The Master and Phantom Thread. And now it seems he’s looking to shake things up a little, with the filmmaker revealing to The Los Angeles Times that he’s been working on a family-friendly project with his 8-year-old daughter.

“Well, I’m working right now on a story with my daughter Lucy,” said Anderson. “She’s 8. She has taken it upon herself, realizing that if I wasn’t going to do it, she would do it with me. We’re trying to hash out something right now. It’s a good collaboration too. It keeps you on your toes. I was trying to guide the story to something a little bit darker, where my instincts wanted to take it, and she was politely,
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Paul Thomas Anderson movies: All 8 films ranked from worst to best include ‘Boogie Nights,’ ‘There Will Be Blood,’ ‘Phantom Thread’

Paul Thomas Anderson movies: All 8 films ranked from worst to best include ‘Boogie Nights,’ ‘There Will Be Blood,’ ‘Phantom Thread’
With eight Oscar nominations to his name Paul Thomas Anderson is one of the most celebrated filmmakers currently working. However, he has yet to actually win one of those little golden statues. He earned his latest pair of bids this year for Best Picture and Best Director for the romantic drama “Phantom Thread.” Will it finally be his ticket to victory? And how does it compare to the rest of his filmography? Tour through our photo gallery above of all eight of Anderson’s films ranked from worst to best.

See Paul Thomas Anderson (‘Phantom Thread’) earns 7th and 8th Oscar nominations on 20th anniversary of his 1st for ‘Boogie Nights

Anderson made his feature directing debut with “Hard Eight” (1996), made when he was just 26-years-old. He earned his first Oscar nomination the very next year: Best Original Screenplay for “Boogie Nights” (1997). Another Best Original Screenplay bid followed just two
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Paul Thomas Anderson movies: All 8 films ranked from worst to best

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Paul Thomas Anderson movies: All 8 films ranked from worst to best
With eight Oscar nominations to his name Paul Thomas Anderson is one of the most celebrated filmmakers currently working. However, he has yet to actually win one of those little golden statues. He earned his latest pair of bids this year for Best Picture and Best Director for the romantic drama “Phantom Thread.” Will it finally be his ticket to victory? And how does it compare to the rest of his filmography? Tour through our photo gallery above of all eight of Anderson’s films ranked from worst to best.

Anderson made his feature directing debut with “Hard Eight” (1996), made when he was just 26-years-old. He earned his first Oscar nomination the very next year: Best Original Screenplay for “Boogie Nights” (1997). Another Best Original Screenplay bid followed just two years after that for “Magnolia” (1999). Then he hit the Oscar jackpot with Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay nominations
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Ranking the Foreign-Language Oscar Contenders, from ‘A Fantastic Woman’ to ‘The Square’

Ranking the Foreign-Language Oscar Contenders, from ‘A Fantastic Woman’ to ‘The Square’
Blame the lack of a box-office hit, or the new Academy rules, but the Oscar frontrunners for the best foreign film of 2018 are as clear as mud.

New Academy president John Bailey has made changes to widen the number of voters participating in the foreign-language Oscar nominating committee, with the final five available to the full membership online. (Links went to voters on January 23, weeks before DVD screeners arrived in the mail.)

More people signed up for the first round of foreign-language voting (many of them previously ineligible publicists and marketers), but the opened-up London, New York, and San Francisco shortlist committee screenings saw minimal increases in attendance. And while there’s a sense that the international voters invited to watch screeners online skewed European, no one knows how many voters watched the shortlisted entries to come up with the final five.

For this year, the changes mean way more
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Ranking the Foreign-Language Oscar Contenders, from ‘A Fantastic Woman’ to ‘The Square’

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Ranking the Foreign-Language Oscar Contenders, from ‘A Fantastic Woman’ to ‘The Square’
Blame the lack of a box-office hit, or the new Academy rules, but the Oscar frontrunners for the best foreign film of 2018 are as clear as mud.

New Academy president John Bailey has made changes to widen the number of voters participating in the foreign-language Oscar nominating committee, with the final five available to the full membership online. (Links went to voters on January 23, weeks before DVD screeners arrived in the mail.)

More people signed up for the first round of foreign-language voting (many of them previously ineligible publicists and marketers), but the opened-up London, New York, and San Francisco shortlist committee screenings saw minimal increases in attendance. And while there’s a sense that the international voters invited to watch screeners online skewed European, no one knows how many voters watched the shortlisted entries to come up with the final five.

For this year, the changes mean way more
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Captain Underpants movie originally had a big homage to Magnolia

Feb 15, 2018

Exclusive: Captain Underpants director David Soren tells us about the homage to Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia that was cut from the film.

Mild spoilers for Captain Underpants lie ahead

Regular readers of this site will know of our love for the Captain Underpants film, that arrived in cinemas last summer. It’s a terrific adaptation of Dav Pilkey’s books, and a genuinely very funny family movie. As such, it didn’t do anywhere near as well as it deserved at the box office, and come the Oscar nominations, let’s just say one or two ‘less good’ movies took the spot that Underpants surely deserved.

I caught up with the film’s director, David Soren, a week or two back to discuss the movie post-release, and he filled me on a sequence that never made it to the final film. A sequence that would have been a
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