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Feature: When Good Guys Turn Bad In The Movies

Ma stars Octavia Spencer as Sue Ann, a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town, to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her own. She offers the kids the chance to avoid drinking and driving by hanging out in the basement of her home. But there are some house rules: One of the kids has to stay sober. Don’t curse. Never go upstairs. And call her “Ma.” But as Ma’s hospitality starts to curdle into obsession, what began as a teenage dream turns into a terrorizing nightmare, and Ma’s place goes from the best place in town to the worst place on earth.

Octavia Spencer departs from her usual lovable roles to deliver a terrifying performance in Ma,
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Exclusive Beautiful Boy featurette explores The True Story Behind the Film

Coinciding with its home entertainment release in the UK this week, we’ve got an exclusive clip from the critically acclaimed Beautiful Boy starring Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet, which contains interviews with the real-life David and Nic Sheff (who wrote the best-selling pair of memoirs on which the film is based) who discuss what prompted them to tell their story, and how they transitioned from writing about their experiences with addiction, to it being turned into a film. Watch it here, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more exclusive content…

Starring Academy Award nominees Steve Carell (Foxcatcher, The Big Short) and Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name), Beautiful Boy is a deeply moving portrait of a family’s unwavering love and commitment to each other in the face of their son’s addiction and his attempts at recovery. As Nic repeatedly relapses, the Sheff
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Win Beautiful Boy on Blu-ray

To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of Beautiful Boy, we’re giving you the chance to get your hands on a Blu-ray copy.

Starring Academy Award® nominees Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy is a deeply moving portrait of a family coping with their son’s addiction and his attempts at recovery. As Nic repeatedly relapses, the Sheffs are faced with the harsh reality that addiction is a disease that does not discriminate and can hit any family at any time.

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy is a searingly honest account of the ways addiction can destroy lives and the power of love to rebuild them.

Watch our exclusive Beautiful Boy interviews here:

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Beautiful Boy arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on 20th May
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Win The Powerful ‘Beautiful Boy’ On Blu-ray

To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of Beautiful Boy, we’re giving you the chance to get your hands on a Blu-ray copy.

Starring Academy Award® nominees Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy is a deeply moving portrait of a family coping with their son’s addiction and his attempts at recovery. As Nic repeatedly relapses, the Sheffs are faced with the harsh reality that addiction is a disease that does not discriminate and can hit any family at any time.

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy is a searingly honest account of the ways addiction can destroy lives and the power of love to rebuild them.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the question below.

Which recording artist wrote and performed the song ‘Beautiful Boy’?

a) Ed Sheeran

b) John Lennon

c
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‘Succession’: Adam McKay on Season 2’s Newfound Relevance and His Directorial Inspirations

‘Succession’: Adam McKay on Season 2’s Newfound Relevance and His Directorial Inspirations
If you’re going to make a black comic satire, one topic you can bet will never go out of style is American power. “Veep” knew as much when it started its ruthless skewering of power-hungry politicians eight years ago, and “Succession” placed the same bet before launching last year, inching its stack of chips toward a family-run media empire.

But even its savvy team of producers, including director and executive producer Adam McKay, didn’t know just how topical it would become.

“We went to New York to do pre-production [on Season 1], and right dab in the middle of that Donald Trump got elected,” McKay told IndieWire. “We suddenly realized our clearly relevant show was now extremely relevant — with Donald Trump pushing his kids into positions of power with no real experience and kind of vague titles, this whole idea of inherited wealth and dynastic wealth, then obviously the Fox News
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Robert Downey, Jr. will be the next ‘Avengers’ superhero to win an Oscar [Poll Results]

Robert Downey, Jr. will be the next ‘Avengers’ superhero to win an Oscar [Poll Results]
We’ve been asking you to vote in our poll over the past week about which “Avengers” superhero will be the next to win an Oscar. With overwhelming results, Robert Downey Jr. is the one you pick with the best chance to take home an Academy Award (not necessarily for “Avengers: Endgame” but for any upcoming role). He has 37% of the vote, taking down Benedict Cumberbatch with 20% and Mark Ruffalo with 19%. We featured 12 of the stars in our poll (full results below).

Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” has been dominating the box office since last weekend and probably will for weeks to come. The Disney-branded comic book production company has continued to assemble some of the most highly-regarded actors and actresses in the entertainment industry.

See‘Avengers: Endgame’ 32 character posters

Of course, the newest hero “Captain Marvel” is played by Brie Larson. She already prevailed at the Oscars for “Room” (2015) on her only career nomination,
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Which of these 12 ‘Avengers’ will be the 1st to win an Oscar? [Poll]

Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” will dominate the box office this weekend and probably for weeks to come. The Disney-branded comic book production company has continued to assemble some of the most highly-regarded actors and actresses in the entertainment industry. Several have already contended at the Academy Awards, but which of the “Avengers” superheroes is the most likely to be the first Oscar winner? Take our poll below which features 12 of the stars.

See‘Avengers: Endgame’ 32 character posters

Of course, the newest hero “Captain Marvel” is played by Brie Larson. She already prevailed at the Oscars for “Room” (2015) on her only career nomination, so she isn’t listed in the poll. Neither are other past champs in the overall Marvel Cinematic Universe of 22 films: Michael Douglas, Anthony Hopkins, William Hurt, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman, Robert Redford, Tilda Swinton and Marisa Tomei.

SEEThe new ‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer tells us absolutely nothing,
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Stx Entertainment Names Laura Austin-Little Evp of International Sales

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Stx Entertainment has named Laura Austin-Little its new executive vice president of international sales, the studio announced on Tuesday.

In her new role, Austin-Little will oversee international sales out of Stx’s London headquarters and report to John Friedberg, STXfilms’ newly named president of international.

“I’ve known Laura for several years and have had the privilege of working with her on a number of Stx’s international projects including most recently on ‘Brahms: The Boy II,'” Friedberg said in a statement. “She’s an incredibly talented executive who comes with deep industry relationships, and I look forward to working with her as Stx continues to grow its international business.”

Also Read: Netflix Hires Stx's David Kosse as New VP of International Film

Austin-Little joins Stx from Lakeshore Entertainment, where she served as the head of international sales and acquisitions. During her tenure, she worked on titles including “The Boy,
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Stx hires Evp of international sales to London office (exclusive)

Laura Austin-Little joins from Lakeshore Entertainment.

Stx Entertainment is set to name Laura Austin-Little as its Evp of International Sales.

Austin-Little is joining from Los Angeles-based outfit Lakeshore Entertainment and will be relocating to Stx’s London office. She will start before Cannes.

The hire follows the departure of former Stx international president David Kosse to Netflix earlier this year, a move which prompted Stx to immediately promote president of international sales John Friedberg to replace Kosse, leaving a role in the sales team that Austin-Little will now fill.

Austin-Little joined Lakeshore as head of international sales and acquisitions in
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Which of the Original Screenplay nominees has the best chance to win according to recent Oscar history?

Which of the Original Screenplay nominees has the best chance to win according to recent Oscar history?
Not all original screenplays are all that ‘original.’ While the writers may not have adapted them from existing works, many ‘original screenplays’ are based on real events and real people rather than wholly made-up stories and characters. With that in mind, let’s take a look back at the Original Screenplay nominees of the last five Oscars and see what that means for this year’s hopeful nominees:

2018:

Winner: “Get Out” – Original

The Big Sick” – Original

“Lady Bird” – Original

The Shape of Water” – Original

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” – Original

2017:

Winner: “Manchester by the Sea” – Original

Hell or High Water” – Original

La La Land” – Original

The Lobster” – Original

20th Century Women” – Original

2016:

Winner: “Spotlight” – Real Events

Bridge of Spies” – Real Events

Ex Machina” – Original

Inside Out” – Original

Straight Outta Compton” – Real Events

2015:

Winner: “Birdman” – Original

Boyhood” – Original

Foxcatcher” – Real Events

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” – Original

Nightcrawler
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2019 Writers Guild Awards: WGA is limited as guidepost to predicting Oscars

2019 Writers Guild Awards: WGA is limited as guidepost to predicting Oscars
Don’t look for “The Favourite” to win at the WGA Awards on Sunday (Feb. 17). Only scripts written under the guild’s guidelines or those of several international partners are allowed to vie for these awards, which ruled out this Oscar frontrunner for Best Original Screenplay. That limited eligibility means that these rewards are not the most reliable barometer of the eventual Oscar nominees and winners. Indeed, in the past 10 years only 65 of the WGA nominees have numbered among the 100 screenplays that reaped Academy Awards bids.

The original screenplay WGA nominees are: “Eighth Grade,” “Green Book,” “A Quiet Place,” “Roma” and “Vice.” The Oscar frontrunner, “The Favourite,” was ineligible with the WGA. The guild picks “Eighth Grade” and “A Quiet Place” didn’t make the grade with the writers branch of the academy, which rounded out the race with “First Reformed.” Without having to face off against “The Favourite” at the WGA,
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Efm panellists call for open-minded approach to content

’We’re not after filmmakers all the time.’

Filmmakers need to be smart about navigating the market and adopt a more open-minded approach to content if they are to survive today’s stormy independent waters, an Efm panel heard on Friday.

Noting how the theatrical market has been “crashing” for 10 years, producer Anthony Bregman of Likely Story told the session, Future-Proofing Film Production and Finance, to venture into new forms of storytelling.

“We’re not after filmmakers all the time,” said Bregman, whose credits include Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and Foxcatcher. “[A piece of content] could be an independent film, it could be a streaming film,
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Efm panellists calls for open-minded approach to content

’We’re not after filmmakers all the time.’

Filmmakers need to be smart about navigating the market and adopt a more open-minded approach to content if they are to survive today’s stormy independent waters, an Efm panel heard on Friday.

Noting how the theatrical market has been “crashing” for 10 years, producer Anthony Bregman of Likely Story told the session, Future-Proofing Film Production and Finance, to venture into new forms of storytelling.

“We’re not after filmmakers all the time,” said Bregman, whose credits include Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and Foxcatcher. “[A piece of content] could be an independent film, it could be a streaming film,
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Going Straight: Seven Great Comedy Actors Who Turned Dramatic

Freda Cooper with seven great comedy actors who turned dramatic…

According to most actors, comedy is harder than drama, so finding that stars best known for giving us the giggles have played against type with huge success isn’t a big surprise. The latest in the line of screen actors who cut their teeth on making us laugh but made the switch to something more straight faced is Melissa McCarthy. Forever associated with her outrageous breakout role in Bridesmaids, she plays real life writer/forger Lee Israel in Can You Ever Forgive Me and the UK gets to see her Oscar-nominated performance when the film opens on Friday.

She’s in stellar company. Here’s others who’ve followed that tradition of starting out as comedians or comic actors and then playing it straight …..

Steve Carell

With no less than three films currently in British cinemas to demonstrate his versatility as a dramatic actor,
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Hey, Sterling K. Brown: You just matched Steve Carell’s incredibly rare record at SAG Awards

Hey, Sterling K. Brown: You just matched Steve Carell’s incredibly rare record at SAG Awards
Sterling K. Brown just did something on Sunday that only Steve Carell was able to do before him: he won two SAG Awards for film and TV ensembles on the same night. It’s the kind of thing you’d think would happen more often, yet these two performers with one foot in TV and the other foot in film are the only ones to achieve this incredibly rare record.

See ‘Black Panther’ is 1st film to win acting and stunt ensemble honors at SAG Awards

Brown picked up his two wins at the 2019 ceremony for his work in “Black Panther” and “This Is Us.” It was the second consecutive year he’d won for the NBC drama, which also brought him an individual acting prize in 2018. He competed for the lead drama actor once more this year and again in 2017, when he was also up for his performance in
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Do Original Screenplays based on real events stand a better chance at an Oscar nomination?

Do Original Screenplays based on real events stand a better chance at an Oscar nomination?
Not all original screenplays are all that ‘original.’ While the writers may not have adapted them from existing works, many ‘original screenplays’ are based on real events and real people rather than wholly made-up stories and characters. With that in mind, let’s take a look back at the Original Screenplay nominees of the last five ceremonies and see what that means for this year’s hopeful nominees:

2018:

Winner: “Get Out” – Original

The Big Sick” – Original

“Lady Bird” – Original

The Shape of Water” – Original

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” – Original

2017:

Winner: “Manchester by the Sea” – Original

Hell or High Water” – Original

La La Land” – Original

The Lobster” – Original

20th Century Women” – Original

2016:

Winner: “Spotlight” – Real Events

Bridge of Spies” – Real Events

Ex Machina” – Original

Inside Out” – Original

Straight Outta Compton” – Real Events

2015:

Winner: “Birdman” – Original

Boyhood” – Original

Foxcatcher” – Real Events

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” – Original

Nightcrawler
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Oscars 2019 slugfest: What will sneak into the Best Picture, Director and Screenplay categories for nominations? [Watch]

“The hardest thing to predict is a surprise Best Director nominee,” Zach Laws tells three fellow Gold Derby contributors in an Oscar slugfest (watch the video above). “It happens a lot,” Rob Licuria alludes to how Gold Derby has never collectively predicted all five nominees in a given year; sixth-ranked Alexander Payne (“Nebraska”) upsetting fourth-ranked Paul Greengrass (“Captain Phillips”) five years ago was the last time that there was not a major surprise in the nominations. Paul Thomas Anderson (2017’s “Phantom Thread”), Mel Gibson (2016’s “Hacksaw Ridge”), Lenny Abrahamson (2015’s “Room”), Bennett Miller (2014’s “Foxcatcher”), Michael Haneke (2012’s “Amour”) and Benh Zeitlin (2012’s “Beasts of the Southern Wild”) were each nominated with 89/1 odds at best.

SEEour slugfest predicting the eight below-the-line races.

“The one I can’t figure out is Adam McKay versus Pawel Pawlikowski,” I pipe in before adding, “It’s not actually a decision that any individual directors
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Oscar Experts’ Top 6 possible Supporting Actor shockers: Michael B. Jordan, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya …

Oscar Experts’ Top 6 possible Supporting Actor shockers: Michael B. Jordan, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya …
The 31 Expert journalists we’ve polled from top media outlets are pretty confident about the five men who will earn Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor: front-runner Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”) followed by Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”), Sam Elliott (“A Star is Born”), Timothee Chalamet (“Beautiful Boy”) and Adam Driver (“BlacKkKlansman”).

But while there’s a strong consensus around those men, it’s not unanimous. There are six other actors who are predicted for a nomination by at least one Expert each. Which of these underestimated contenders, if any, do you think will surprise?

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Sam Rockwell, “Vice” (7 Experts) — Rockwell is the defending champ in this category after winning last year for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Goodwill from that performance could propel him to a second consecutive nom for playing President George W. Bush in this
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Space Force: Steve Carell Is Bringing a New Workplace Comedy to Netflix

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Space Force: Steve Carell Is Bringing a New Workplace Comedy to Netflix
Steve "Silver Fox" Carell has spent the last few years making a name for himself in Hollywood, proving that on top of his comedic genius, he's also an extremely talented dramatic actor. Films like Beautiful Boy, Foxcatcher, and Battle of the Sexes even drummed up award season buzz. But now it seems like the 56-year-old is returning to his sitcom roots to star in a Netflix series about the absurd branch of America's armed services that Donald Trump proposed in 2018: the Space Force.

The show, aptly titled Space Force, is described as "a workplace comedy centered around the people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services." There's no word on any specific plot details as of yet, but the show will be a collaboration between The Office alums Greg Daniels and Carell, the latter of whom will also star. An episode count and premiere date are still under wraps,
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Space Force: Steve Carell Is Bringing a New Workplace Comedy to Netflix

Steve "Silver Fox" Carell has spent the last few years making a name for himself in Hollywood, proving that on top of his comedic genius, he's also an extremely talented dramatic actor. Films like Beautiful Boy, Foxcatcher, and Battle of the Sexes even drummed up award season buzz. But now it seems like the 56-year-old is returning to his sitcom roots to star in a Netflix series about the absurd branch of America's armed services that Donald Trump proposed in 2018: the Space Force.

The show, aptly titled Space Force, is described as "a workplace comedy centered around the people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services." There's no word on any specific plot details as of yet, but the show will be a collaboration between The Office alums Greg Daniels and Carell, the latter of whom will also star. An episode count and premiere date are still under wraps,
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