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‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ could look good to Oscar voters

‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ could look good to Oscar voters
Joel and Ethan Coen have done well with the Western genre at the Oscars. They won Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Motion Picture for “No Country for Old Men” (Javier Bardem also took home Best Supporting Actor), while their “True Grit” remake earned 10 Oscar nominations, including Picture, Director and Adapted Screenplay for the Coen brothers again.

They are back in contention with “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” an anthology that tells six different tales. Here’s the official synopsis of this Annapurna picture: Follows the story of two trail bosses on the Oregon Trail and a woman on the wagon train who needs the help of one of them and who might be a marriage prospect for the other.

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The first two segments, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” featuring Tim Blake Nelson as the titular character, and “Near Algodones” featuring James Franco,
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Harry Potter: 20 Things Draco Malfoy Did Between The Deathly Hallows And The Cursed Child

The beauty of Harry Potter is that many of the best characters aren't necessarily the heroic ones. Take Draco Malfoy, an individual who started out as little more than a bully, but ultimately became one of the most complex and well-developed characters in the whole series. What J.K. Rowling achieved with Draco in the books was adapted well on the big screen with Tom Felton's spot-on performance.

In particular, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows offered a closer look at Draco that did the unthinkable. They provided insight into the insecurities and vulnerability behind his snarky, sometimes cruel facade. He's no saint with a heart of gold and many of his actions and prejudices remain inexcusable. Yet, there was also a lot more to the character than many fans realized, a depth and inner struggle -- particularly explored in Half-Blood Prince and
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‘Fantastic Beasts’ Reveals the Wand Dumbledore Had Before the Elder Wand

Here’s an item that will appeal to die-hard Harry Potter fans like myself. As fans know, Dumbledore won the Elder Wand off Gellert Grindelwald when they dueled in 1945, and Dumbledore maintained control of the Elder Wand until his death. Voldemort then took the Elder Wand from Dumbledore’s grave, but the wand never really obeyed him because it was Draco who disarmed Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Eventually the Elder Wand came into Harry Potter’s possession, and he decided to snap it in two and throw it away. But what wand did …
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Atlanta Now Filming: Melissa McCarthy Starrer ‘Superintelligence’ + Projects Still Seeking Actors

Stay in the loop and be sure to check back every week for projects currently filming in the city you call home. Here’s the 411 on what’s in production (big and small) around your city. “Superintelligence”Seize the chance to see Melissa McCarthy and James Corden shoot upcoming film “Superintelligence”... and maybe even act alongside them! Rose Locke Casting is seeking males and female talents aged 20+ for paid background roles. Filming is taking place today through Aug. 17 in Atlanta. Find more information about casting here! “Poms”Upcoming comedy “Poms,” starring Diane Keaton and Jacki Weaver, is currently filming in Atlanta! The story follows a group of women at a retirement community who form a cheerleading club to fulfill their lifelong dreams. The film, cast by Sierra/Affinity, is seeking distinguished looking men and women, aged 65+, for background roles. Head to here for more info! “After”Catch rising stars Julia Goldani Telles
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Blu-ray Deals: ‘Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection’ Under $45 at Amazon

Listen up, Muggles, because there's a Blu-ray deal right up your Diagon Alley.

Online retailer Amazon.com is offering the Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection Blu-ray box set on sale for $44.99 with free Amazon Prime two-day shipping. That works out to roughly 55% off the list price, which is 25% less than the typical 30% discount Amazon offers.

The Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection includes all the Warner Bros. Harry Potter films: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneHarry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsHarry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanHarry Potter and the Goblet of FireHarry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I; and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II.

Buy the Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection on Blu-ray at Amazon for under $45.

Currently the Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection Blu-ray sits in the
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Everything You Want to Know About The Bachelorette's Wills - Including His Hogwarts House

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From Jordan's ridiculousness to Jean Blanc's L-bomb word vomit, it's admittedly hard to keep track of every guy who induces a serious eye-roll on The Bachelorette. But for the few contestants who actually impress us, well, they deserve our attention and praise. Enter: Wills Reid, the 29-year-old graphic designer from Los Angeles who single-handedly pieced Becca Kufrin's heart and morale back together after Jean Blanc's dramatic exit in episode four.

Maybe it's his adorable trek through the snow to meet Becca for their one-on-one snowmobiling date or the fact that he's so incredibly kind when speaking with her, but this man has stolen our hearts. Becca refers to him as one of the most "reserved" guys on the show, which is evidently hard to come by, but during their date, he opens up about having his heart broken, revealing a different side to him. Wills tells Becca about his
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Everything You Want to Know About The Bachelorette's Wills - Including His Hogwarts House

From Jordan's ridiculousness to Jean Blanc's L-bomb word vomit, it's admittedly hard to keep track of every guy who induces a serious eye-roll on The Bachelorette. But for the few contestants who actually impress us, well, they deserve our attention and praise. Enter: Wills Reid, the 29-year-old graphic designer from Los Angeles who single-handedly pieced Becca Kufrin's heart and morale back together after Jean Blanc's dramatic exit in episode four.

Maybe it's his adorable trek through the snow to meet Becca for their one-on-one snowmobiling date or the fact that he's so incredibly kind when speaking with her, but this man has stolen our hearts. Becca refers to him as one of the most "reserved" guys on the show, which is evidently hard to come by, but during their date, he opens up about having his heart broken, revealing a different side to him. Wills tells Becca about his
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How Many of the Top-Grossing Movies of All Time Have You Seen?

How Many of the Top-Grossing Movies of All Time Have You Seen?
Though a film's success isn't based solely on how much money it pulls in, box-office numbers are still crucial to determining what type of movies make it to the big screen. It's no surprise that family-friendly blockbusters, hero flicks, and animated movies bring in the most dough, but some of the films that cracked the list of the 50 highest-grossing movies of all time just may surprise you. Take a look for yourself!

Avatar (2009): $2.7 billion Titanic (1997): $2.1 billion Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015): $2 billion Jurassic World (2015): $1.6 billion Avengers: Infinity War (2018) $1.6 billion Marvel's The Avengers (2012): $1.5 billion Furious 7 (2015): $1.5 billion Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015): $1.4 billion Black Panther (2018): $1.3 billion Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2 (2011): $1.3 billion Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017): $1.3 billion Frozen (2013): $1.2 billion Beauty and the Beast (2017): $1.2 billion The Fate of the Furious (2017): $1.2 billion Iron Man 3 (2013): $1.2 billion
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How Many of the Top-Grossing Movies of All Time Have You Seen?

Though a film's success isn't based solely on how much money it pulls in, box-office numbers are still crucial to determining what type of movies make it to the big screen. It's no surprise that family-friendly blockbusters, hero flicks, and animated movies bring in the most dough, but some of the films that cracked the list of the 50 highest-grossing movies of all time just may surprise you. Take a look for yourself!

Avatar (2009): $2.7 billion Titanic (1997): $2.1 billion Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015): $2 billion Jurassic World (2015): $1.6 billion Avengers: Infinity War (2018) $1.6 billion Marvel's The Avengers (2012): $1.5 billion Furious 7 (2015): $1.5 billion Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015): $1.4 billion Black Panther (2018): $1.3 billion Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2 (2011): $1.3 billion Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017): $1.3 billion Frozen (2013): $1.2 billion Beauty and the Beast (2017): $1.2 billion The Fate of the Furious (2017): $1.2 billion Iron Man 3 (2013): $1.2 billion
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‘Chernobyl’: Paul Ritter, Jessie Buckley, Adrian Rawlins & Con O’Neil Among Cast Additions For HBO/Sky Miniseries

‘Chernobyl’: Paul Ritter, Jessie Buckley, Adrian Rawlins & Con O’Neil Among Cast Additions For HBO/Sky Miniseries
Paul Ritter, Jessie Buckley, Adrian Rawlins and Con O’Neill have joined HBO’s miniseries Chernobyl, a co-production between HBO and Sky. They join previously announced Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson.

Production on the miniseries began last month in Lithuania. Chernobyl will debut on HBO in the U.S. and on Sky Atlantic in their territories as well as on their streaming service Now TV.

Written by Craig Mazin, the five-part miniseries dramatizes the true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history — the April 26, 1986 explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in then- Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic — and tells of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.

Also joining the large-scale production are Sam Troughton, Adam Nagaitis, Ralph Ineson, Mark Lewis Jones, Fares Fares and David Densik.

Cast also includes Robert Emms, Jay Simpson, Gerard Kearns, Michael Socha, Jamie Sives, Kieran O’Brien, Karl Davies, Billy Postlethwaite, Alex Ferns and James Cosmo.

Cherynobyl is produced by Sister Pictures and the Mighty Mint as an HBO/Sky Television co-production. Carolyn Strauss executive produces with Jane Featherstone and Craig Mazin. Co-executive producing are Chris Fry and Johan Renck, who also directs. Sanne Wohlenberg produces.
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Young adult adaptation 'After' scores key deals for Voltage (exclusive)

Young adult adaptation 'After' scores key deals for Voltage (exclusive)
The film will star Julia Goldani Telles from The Affair, with All This Panic director Jenny Gage at the helm.

Voltage Pictures has struck key pre-sales on After, an adaptation of the Ya publishing phenomenon that marks the first feature from veteran producers Courtney Solomon and Mark Canton’s CalMaple Films.

Constantin has acquired German rights, Sun will distribute in Latin America and Spain, and Leone handles Italy. Julia Goldani Telles from Showtime’s The Affair and the upcoming Slender Man will star opposite Hero Fiennes Tiffin from Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince as the leads.

The partners aim
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South African Filmmaker Head-Butted by Giraffe Dies at 47

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Filmmaker Carlos Carvalho died after being head-butted by a giraffe while shooting a film in South Africa. He was 47.

“It is with a very sad heart that we have to announce the passing of Carlos Carvalho, one of our favourite Dop’s,” his film crew agency CallaCrew, announced on Facebook after his death Wednesday. ”Carlos was filming a feature at Glen Afric [sic] and had a fatal run in with a giraffe on set. He was flown to Milpark Hospital but succumbed to his injuries 20:50 last night.”

Carvalho was in South African filming in a game lodge when an attempt to get a close-up of a giraffe ended with the animal head-butting him, sending him flying, The Telegraph reported. He was transported to the Johannesburg hospital, where he died of massive head injuries.

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Drikus Van Der Merwe, a member of the film crew, told The Telegraph, “We started shooting close ups of its body and its feet. Then while Carlos was looking through the camera eyepiece Gerald [the giraffe] swung his neck and hit him against his head.”

He added, “It came out of nowhere and Carlos didn’t even see it coming. He wasn’t aware of the danger.”

Richard Brooker, whose family owns the Glen Africa Country Lodge, told The Telegraph that the giraffe will not be put down, as he “did nothing wrong.”

Among the films Carvalho worked on as a camera operator, cinematographer or director of photography are “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” “Darkest Hour,” “Wonder Woman,” “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” and “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.”

Read original story South African Filmmaker Head-Butted by Giraffe Dies at 47 At TheWrap
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Goldfinch Studios Teams With Cowboy Cosmonaut and Tom Paton (Exclusive)

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Goldfinch Studios has inked deals with U.K. indie producer Cowboy Cosmonaut Films and with British writer, director, and producer Tom Paton. Goldfinch has a cluster of operations spanning finance, production, facilities, post-production, and VFX, and will provide Cowboy Cosmonaut and Paton with development and production support.

Cowboy Cosmonaut is run by producers Ashley Holberry and Gavin C. Mehrtens, who were previously at Working Title Films. The initial slate of projects that Goldfinch will support includes Stephen Johnson’s “The Fire Within,” starring Hero Fiennes Tiffin (“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”), Sophie Kennedy Clark (“Philomena”) and James Cosmo (“Highlander”).

“Our partnership allows us to tell the sort of stories that we ourselves want to see on the screen – inspiring, diverse and commercial,” Mehrtens and Holberry said in a statement. “As young and hungry producers, we hope to bring a unique perspective to the U.K. and international production landscapes.
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Humorous Video Relives The Massive Effort To Spoil Harry Potter Books Back In The Mid-2000s

The year is 2005, and a new Harry Potter book is on the horizon. Unfortunately, so is one of the first major milestones of internet trolling as a bunch of folks got together on the web and collectively decided to do what they can to ruin the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince for anyone they can. Honestly, I wasn't too affected by either spoiler war as my internet was still pay-per-minute and I was lucky if I could get online to check my Yahoo mail account much less browse around on any Harry Potter website! That said, I do remember folks talking about this and this video is a great nostalgia trip for anyone who may have trouble remembering just how big a deal this was!
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‘Fear the Walking Dead’ The Complete Third Season Comes to Blu-ray and DVD on March 13th!

Deception can be your deadliest enemy when Season 3 of “Fear the Walking Dead” – the companion series to the #1-rated cable series “The Walking Dead” – arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD March 13 from Lionsgate. As society collapses around them, the families must come together to survive the apocalypse and combat the deadly threats on all sides. Hailed as “the best full season so far” (Forbes), “Fear the Walking Dead” Season 3 stars Kim Dickens (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Gone Girl), Cliff Curtis (Risen, The Dark Horse), Frank Dillane (“Sense8,” Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), and Alycia Debnam-Carey (Friend Request).

When “Fear the Walking Dead” returns for Season 3, our families are brought together in the vibrant and violent ecotone of the U.S.-Mexico border. With international lines done away with following the world’s end, our characters must attempt to rebuild not only society, but their families as well.
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Oscars 2018: 29 exclusive interviews with behind-the-scenes nominees of ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘The Shape of Water,’ and more [Watch]

Oscars 2018: 29 exclusive interviews with behind-the-scenes nominees of ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘The Shape of Water,’ and more [Watch]
Many of this year’s Oscar-nominated behind-the-scenes artists have spoken with Gold Derby in recent months about their awards-contending films. In anticipation of the Oscar ceremony on Sunday, March 4, we offer up 29 exclusive interviews with nominees throughout the categories, from Best Picture to Best Documentary Short. Click on any name below to be taken to their full interview.

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

Best Picture

J. Miles Dale (“The Shape of Water”) received his first Oscar nomination for producing Guillermo del Toro‘s fantastical romance about a mute woman (Sally Hawkins) who falls in love with a fish man (Doug Jones). Dale and del Toro already won the Producers Guild and Critics Choice prizes for Best Picture. (Cick here to be taken to his full interview)

Luca Guadagnino (“Call Me by Your Name”) received his first Oscar nomination for producing this romantic drama
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Bruno Delbonnel Shines The Light On ‘Darkest Hour’ And ‘Buster Scruggs’ [Interview]

When it comes to this year’s Best Cinematography race everyone is focused on the legendary Roger Deakins (“Blade Runner 2049”) and the first female nominee Rachel Morrison (“Mudbound”) but Bruno Delbonnel should not be ignored. Now a five-time Oscar nominee, Delbonnel’s work on Joe Wright’s “Darkest Hour” is a beautifully lit and worthy entry in a body of work that includes “A Very Long Engagement,” “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and “Inside Llewyn Davis.”

Joe Wright and Gary Oldman discuss discovering Winston Churchill

Delbonnel jumped on the phone before learning of his nomination last month, but took some time to talk about “Darkest Hour” and at confirmed his reunion with the Coen Bros.
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Bruno Delbonnel (‘Darkest Hour’ cinematographer) on exploring the ‘duality’ of Winston Churchill [Exclusive Video Interview]

Bruno Delbonnel (‘Darkest Hour’ cinematographer) on exploring the ‘duality’ of Winston Churchill [Exclusive Video Interview]
Darkest Hour” cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel reveals that he and director Joe Wright were more interested in exploring “the character” of Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) than in “the historical moment” surrounding him in their biographical drama. In their visual approach, they wanted to highlight the “duality in Churchill’s character”: he was “a guy who wanted to hide, but wanted to have power as well.” The film follows the newly-appointed British Prime Minister during the early days of World War II, when he must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler or fight against him. It’s now nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Oldman), and Best Cinematography. Watch our exclusive video interview with Delbonnel above.

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“Based on this idea that there was a duality in this character, we
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Fear the Walking Dead Season Three Shambles for Home in March

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Santa Monica, CA (January 16, 2018) – Deception can be your deadliest enemy when Season 3 of Fear the Walking Dead – the companion series to the #1-rated cable series The Walking Dead – arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD March 13 from Lionsgate. As society collapses around them, the families must come together to survive the apocalypse and combat the deadly threats on all sides. Hailed as “the best full season so far” (Forbes), Fear the Walking Dead Season 3 stars Kim Dickens (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Gone Girl), Cliff Curtis (Risen, The Dark Horse), Frank Dillane (“Sense8,” Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), and Alycia Debnam-Carey (Friend Request).

When Fear the Walking Dead returns for Season 3, our families are brought together in the vibrant and violent ecotone of the U.S.-Mexico border. With international lines done away with following the world’s end, our characters must attempt to rebuild not only society,
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Fear The Walking Dead Season 3 Coming to Blu-ray & DVD on March 13th

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A little over one month before Fear the Walking Dead Season 4 premieres on April 15th, Lionsgate will release the third season of The Walking Dead companion series on Blu-ray (including Digital HD) and DVD, complete with deleted scenes and audio commentaries that dig deeper into the show's most ambitious season yet:

Press Release: Santa Monica, CA (January 16, 2018) – Deception can be your deadliest enemy when Season 3 of “Fearthe Walking Dead” – the companion series to the #1-rated cable series “The Walking Dead” – arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD March 13 from Lionsgate. As society collapses around them, the families must come together to survive the apocalypse and combat the deadly threats on all sides. Hailed as “the best full season so far” (Forbes), “Fear the Walking Dead” Season 3 stars Kim Dickens (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Gone Girl), Cliff Curtis (Risen, The Dark Horse), Frank Dillane (“Sense8,” Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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