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Denzel Washington Says Black Panther’s Success Made Him Cry

The old Dr. Seuss adage – “don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened” – has taken on new meaning in the wake of Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther.

For those of you who don’t know, the theatrical run of the pic came to an end last weekend, with the eighteenth Marvel Cinematic Universe film hauling in more than $700 million domestically, and approximately $1.34 billion worldwide. Although, the profound impact made by T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and director Ryan Coogler is still reverberating throughout the industry.

During a sit-down with Joe.co.uk, two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington revealed that the success of Black Panther so moved him that he “shed a tear.”

Black Panther, I shed a tear. I was sitting in there — I ran into Chad and Ryan before the movie started, it was their premiere or the screening in New York, and just talking to
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If there are Oscars for superhero films, how about these unsung heroes? [Poll]

If there are Oscars for superhero films, how about these unsung heroes? [Poll]
Somehow, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences decided that a huge box-office wasn’t reward enough for blockbusters and created a Best Popular Film category, presumably to draw higher ratings and attract a younger demo to their telecast. Since the members seem to be in the mood to accept change, why stop there? Let’s add four more categories that will honor those behind-the-scenes talents who rarely get their due.

Here are my suggestions.

SEETom O’Neil on Oscars shame: Omg, who wants to win Best Unpopular Picture?

1. Best Motion-Capture Performance

Ever since Andy Serkis assumed the identity of that nasty ring-coveting gremlin known as Gollum in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, there’s been a push to recognize those who put dots all over their bodies so digital cameras can capture their movements while never being seen on the screen. Serkis is considered the master of the art,
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At&T Audience Network Reveals New Behind-the-Scenes Video for Mr. Mercedes Season 2

The malicious mind games of Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) will return in the second season of Mr. Mercedes, along with perhaps the only man capable of stopping him, Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson). Based on the "Bill Hodges" trilogy by Stephen King, Mr. Mercedes Season 2 premieres on the At&T Audience Network on Wednesday, August 22nd, and we have a look at a new behind-the-scenes video that explores the deadly dynamic between Hartsfield and Hodges:

"The series picks up a year after Brady Hartsfield’s thwarted attempt to perpetrate a second mass murder in the community of Bridgton, Ohio. Since the incident, Hartsfield has been hospitalized in a vegetative state. Retired Detective Bill Hodges has done his best to move on from his Brady obsession, teaming up with Holly Gibney to open Finders Keepers, a private investigative agency. But when unexplainable occurrences begin to affect hospital staff members attending to Brady, Hodges
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Avatar Sequels Stay on Pandora, Will Include Theme Park Crossovers

Avatar Sequels Stay on Pandora, Will Include Theme Park Crossovers
James Cameron is deep into production on Avatar 2, as well as his three additional sequels that are being planned. Even though he's been shooting for the better part of a year, the studio and creative team have kept a pretty tight lid on things. Cameron clearly has some surprises in store for us. However, producer Jon Landau has just revealed several interesting tidbits for us to chew on. First off, he explains that the Na'vi, who the first movie centered on, only inhabit a small section of the planet Pandora. The sequels are going to explore other valleys on the planet and introduce us to new groups and species. Here's what he had to say about it.

"We're going to go to totally different environments, we're going to meet different cultures. Just like our planet is as diverse culturally as we are environmentally. We want to introduce people to different cultures.
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Avatar producer on exploring more locations and cultures in the sequels

  • JoBlo
Although I'm unsure whether audiences are really prepared for more Avatar movies, it seems that we're going to get them whether we want it or not. At the very least, I suppose it will be interesting to see just how much progress has been made over the past decade when it comes to motion-capture and 3D. Both Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 have been in production for close to a year, but we still have... Read More...
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These Four Fan Posters For Avatar: The Last Airbender Have Mastered The Elements

Artist Shane Sandulak has created four wicked cool posters that pay tribute to the classic series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Each poster masters one of the four elements of Water, Earth, Fire, and Air. The posters also feature several characters from both the original Avatar series and the followup series, The Legend of Korra. The artist had this to say about these posters:

Some fan art for one of my favourite shows/series of all time, Avatar the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Wanted to do a poster for each element with the characters commonly associated with each nation, rather than just benders (Cabbage Vendor!)

Check out the poster art below and tell us what you think! I wish I could own prints of these!
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The ‘Avatar’ Sequels Won’t Leave Pandora, Expect More Crossover Between Film and Theme Park

The weird and wild thing about Walt Disney World’s Pandora: The World of Avatar is that it’s a spoiler for movies that haven’t even been made yet. The theme park land, located at the Animal Kingdom park in Orlando, Florida, is “set” decades after the events of James Cameron‘s un-made Avatar sequels. Peace has come […]

The post The ‘Avatar’ Sequels Won’t Leave Pandora, Expect More Crossover Between Film and Theme Park appeared first on /Film.
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New image from Alita: Battle Angel featuring Rosa Salazar’s Alita

EW has shared a new image from the upcoming Alita: Battle Angel from director Robert Rodriguez and producer James Cameron, which features a new shot of Rosa Salazar’s titular cyborg; check it out here…

See Also: Alita: Battle Angel gets a stunning new trailer

Visionary filmmakers James Cameron (Avatar) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) create a groundbreaking new heroine in Alita: Battle Angel, an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment. Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first. As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City,
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Black Panther Ends Its Domestic Run At Over $700 Million

Indisputably, it’s been an epoch-making year at the box office for the highest grossing film franchise of all-time, which you might know better as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Punctuated by an unprecedented run at the ticket booth, 2018 saw Avengers: Infinity War become only the fourth motion picture ever to conquer the $2 billion plateau. Earlier on, however, it wasn’t the culmination of a decade-long effort to unite Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on the big screen doing most of the damage.

Late last week, Black Panther surpassed $700 million at the domestic box office, making the Ryan Coogler-directed feature the third film ever to top that mark, behind only Avatar ($760M) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936M). Although, sadly, yesterday signaled the end of the domestic theatrical run for T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and company, which began way back on February 16th and has resulted in a massive $1.34 billion
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Disney Likely To Avoid Genre Movies, May Shut Down 20th Century Fox

After voting to return Deadpool, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men to their rightful owner late last month, the pending merger between the House of Mouse and 21st Century Fox has the Marvel Cinematic Universe fandom in a state of frenzy. After all, the amalgamation will almost certainly see the integration of said intellectual property into the highest grossing film franchise of all-time. Sadly, however, the fusion of the entertainment conglomerate and the mass media corporation could very well spell the end of 20th Century Fox.

According to The Wall Street Journal, while Disney does intend to explore both the big and small screen potential of their recently purchased property, including “Avatar, Kingsman and Planet of the Apes” – in addition to the aforementioned superhero IP – the Mouse House will be looking to “scale back production of costly movies that don’t fit its family-friendly, franchise-focused formula,” which may signal the
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Marvel Schedules 10th Anniversary Film Festival for All 20 Movies at Imax Sites

Marvel Studios has announced a 10th Anniversary Film Festival which will exclusively present all 20 titles from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the large-format Imax theaters between Aug. 30 and Sept. 6.

The festival will feature three titles that have never before been presented in Imax: 2008’s “Iron Man,” 2008’s “The Incredible Hulk,” and 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger.” Plans call for showing all 20 films in their release order during the first five days, followed by two theme days focusing on “origins” and “team ups.”

The festival will conclude on the morning of Sept. 6 with two films that will be chosen by fans.

“We knew we wanted to go big to celebrate 10 years of Marvel Studios, and you can’t get any bigger than Imax,” said Kevin Feige, producer and president of Marvel Studios. “This is an incredible celebration for fans. They will be able to see all of Marvel Studios’ films
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Marvel Schedules 10th Anniversary Film Festival for All 20 Movies at Imax Sites

  • Variety
Marvel Studios has announced a 10th Anniversary Film Festival which will exclusively present all 20 titles from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the large-format Imax theaters between Aug. 30 and Sept. 6.

The festival will feature three titles that have never before been presented in Imax: 2008’s “Iron Man,” 2008’s “The Incredible Hulk,” and 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger.” Plans call for showing all 20 films in their release order during the first five days, followed by two theme days focusing on “origins” and “team ups.”

The festival will conclude on the morning of Sept. 6 with two films that will be chosen by fans.

“We knew we wanted to go big to celebrate 10 years of Marvel Studios, and you can’t get any bigger than Imax,” said Kevin Feige, producer and president of Marvel Studios. “This is an incredible celebration for fans. They will be able to see all of Marvel Studios’ films
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Disney To Cancel "Costly" Non-Family Friendly Film Projects at Fox But Will Release Films Already Completed

Thanks to the Wall Street Journal, we have some additional insight into what Disney might be planning after the purchase of Fox is complete. There are definitely some big changes that will be coming to Fox, but as of right now everyone at the studio is supposed to just be moving forward as if nothing is happening.

"Fox is obligated to keep acting as if it will survive, people who work at the studio say, which means making movies and developing new ideas with no certainty as to what Disney will end up doing with them."

That obviously can't be easy to do because people are going to lose their jobs in the process of this merger.

A lot of fans have been wondering if some of the changes will affect the films that Fox is currently developing. The recent reports says that Disney has plans to release any movies
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Bart & Fleming: And The Oscar For Most Hastily Implemented Reforms Goes To…

  • Deadline
Bart & Fleming: And The Oscar For Most Hastily Implemented Reforms Goes To…
Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this weekly column, two old friends get together and grind their axes, mostly on the movie business.

Fleming: The Academy went crazy with an Oscar overhaul yesterday. I feared they might go the other way, making it harder for streamers like Netflix. Instead, they made sweeping changes to be more inclusive, trying to halt a continual ratings side with the most dramatic moves since they broadened the Best Picture category from five to a possible 10 in hopes of including more mainstream movies and giving the audience something to root for. Now, they’ll relegate most of the creative arts categories to commercial breaks to cut a four-hour broadcast to three; they’ll move the Oscarcast up two weeks to compress the endless awards season; and they’ve added a Most Popular category Oscar. The latter
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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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Top 10 burning questions we have about the Oscar changes

Top 10 burning questions we have about the Oscar changes
The recently announced changes to the Oscars have many of our forum posters up in arms, but they also raise a number of questions. Below, we count down the top 10 mysteries we’re wondering about in the wake of Wednesday’s news.

1. Will these changes be implemented this year? The 2019 Oscars telecast will be held on February 24 as originally planned, so the show itself won’t move to early February until 2020, but what about the award for Best Popular Film and the shortening of the telecast? Will those changes be made effective immediately, or will it take the academy another year or so to work out the details? For instance …

2. What are the criteria for Best Popular Film? Will the academy judge popularity strictly by box office gross, and if so, what’s the limit? $100 million? $200 million? The academy membership is getting more diverse, both ethnically and internationally, so will
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Disney CEO comments on plans for Fox properties like X-Men, Deadpool, Fantastic Four and Avatar

Disney CEO Bob Iger has revealed that Disney has plans on how to incorporate their purchased Fox properties such as X-Men, Deadpool, and The Fantastic Four.

The sale of Fox’s film and TV assets to Disney has been a huge talking point for many months, largely due to the fact that Marvel properties like X-Men and the Fantastic Four could potentially join the McU as a result of the deal.

Now that the buyout is a moving ahead, many people might be wondering if Disney has plans for all these newly acquired properties. Well, CEO Bob Iger spoke about the subject during a recent conference call (via ComicBook.com):

“The assets we’re buying fit perfectly with our plan to substantially grow our portfolio,” Iger said. “FX is renowned for great high-quality television. Our plan is to provide even more resources to further FX’s existing business.”

Iger
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Terminator 6 Is Getting a 3D Release

Terminator 6 Is Getting a 3D Release
Terminator 6 is going to be released in 3D. The next entry in the long-running sci-fi franchise is currently filming under the direction of Tim Miller, best known for his work on the first Deadpool. He has been working closely with franchise creator James Cameron on the new movie, which heralds the return of Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor. Now, we have word that the new entry will be coming your way next year in not two, but three dimensions.

The news comes from Real D France. They recently tweeted out the first official photo from Terminator 6, which features an older, badass looking Sarah Connor, alongside new cast members Natalia Reyes and Mackenzie Davis. Their tweet included the information that the new movie will indeed be released in 3D when it arrives in theaters on November 22, 2019. It's unclear at the present time if this will be a 3D conversion during post-production,
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Oscars To Introduce Outstanding Popular Film Category And Shorter Telecast

People have been asking about this for years, and now the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has spoken — “popular” films will get their own category. A decade ago, the Oscars expanded the Best Picture category to allow for more “mainstream” films to be included. This meant films like “Avatar,” “Inception,” “Toy Story 3,” and “District 9” all got Oscar love that they probably wouldn’t have previously.

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