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Golden Globe Nomination Predictions: ‘The Irishman,’ ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ … And What Else?

  • The Wrap
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has always been an idiosyncratic group with shifting tastes and agendas, and these days it seems particularly hard to figure out how the 90-odd voting members might cast their ballots for the Golden Globe Awards. Will the more conservative members get “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” and “Ford v Ferrari” and “Richard Jewell” onto the slate of nominees, or will more adventurous and looser voters land “Joker” and “Dolemite Is My Name?” on the list?

We don’t really know, but here are our best guesses as to what we’ll see when nominations are announced on Monday morning.

And yes, there may well be some bewildering, head-scratching choices that we’re not anticipating, because it wouldn’t be the Golden Globes if there weren’t at least a chance of those.

Also Read: Golden Globes Nomination Predictions 2020: Top Contenders in TV Categories
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Watch Rian Johnson and Nathan Johnson’s ‘Fyc’ Q&a for ‘Knives Out’

Earlier this week, ArcLight Hollywood hosted the Collider Fyc screening of Knives Out, which saw writer-director Rian Johnson and composer Nathan Johnson sit down with Scott Mantz in front of a sold-out crowd. Knives Out is a whodunnit that focuses on the Thrombey family, whose best-selling patriarch, Harlan (Christopher Plummer) is found dead in his mansion on his 85th birthday, prompting Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) to investigate his family. The all-star ensemble also includes Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell. …
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‘Knives Out’: Rian Johnson Explains How He Built a Modern Murder Mystery (Spoilers)

‘Knives Out’: Rian Johnson Explains How He Built a Modern Murder Mystery (Spoilers)
[Editor’s note: This post and podcast contain spoilers for Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out.”]

Filmmaker Rian Johnson grew up reading and watching Agatha Christie-style mysteries. With his “Knives Out,” he wanted to translate his love of the whodunit in the form of a modern update, but he also went into the creative process fully aware of some of the inherent flaws and difficulties with the genre itself.

“As much as I love Agatha Christie’s books, in a lot of them there does hit a point about three-quarters of the way through where you start to flag,” said Johnson when he was a guest on the Filmmaker Toolkit podcast. “And you start to feel like, ‘Ah, yeah, okay, we just keep gathering clues, I’m never going to guess this. Let’s just get to the point where the detective gives me the solution.'”

Hitchcock, who hated the whodunit, defined this problem as the difference between audience surprise versus what he did,
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'Frozen II' and Adult Targeted Holdovers Look to Maintain Momentum Off Strong Thanksgiving Showing

'Frozen II' and Adult Targeted Holdovers Look to Maintain Momentum Off Strong Thanksgiving Showing
Last weekend saw Frozen II deliver the largest three and five-day Thanksgiving performances ever as the animated film has now pushed over $300 million domestically. This weekend the animated hit is sure to hold on to the top spot for the third weekend straight, nearing $350 million in its first 17 days. Meanwhile, Thanksgiving also saw strong debuts from the likes of Knives Out and Queen & Slim, while additional adult-targeted features such as Ford v Ferrari and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood continued their solid performances. That said, this weekend's debut of Stx's animated pickup Playmobil is at something of a disadvantage as Frozen is sure to eat up the majority of its audience and even Focus's nationwide expansion of Dark Waters will have to navigate a crowded marketplace to gain a foothold.

Disney After a massive $125 million five-day performance last weekend added yet another record to the impressive start for Frozen II,
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Water Cooler: Vietnam, 1917, Knives Out, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Little Women, Hustlers, and More

On the December 5, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. Opening Banter: At The Water Cooler: What we’ve been […]

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‘Queen & Slim’ & ‘Knives Out’ Both Tackle Tough Issues Plaguing America [Discourse Podcast]

I hope you all had a relaxing Thanksgiving, but, if you spent it arguing with your family about politics, then boy do we have a terrific double feature for you on the latest episode of The Discourse.

Read More: The 25 Best Films Of 2019

This week, I’m joined by Robert Daniels to discuss two topical, provocative films, albeit vastly different from one another.

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The Casual Cinecast Reviews Knives Out

  • Cinelinx
On this week’s all new episode of the Casual Cinecast, Mike, Chris, and Justin share their thoughts on Knives Out, Waves, and more! Rian Johnson’s whodunit lit up the fesival circuit earlier this year, but now it’s out for everyone to enjoy. Was the buzz worthwhile, or does the mystery fall flat? We discuss our thoughts […]

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Hallmark's Christmas at Dollywood is A Dream Come True for Danica McKellar

  • TVfanatic
Dolly Parton is all over the place this holiday season, and on Saturday, December 7, she'll be sharing some time with Danica McKellar on Christmas at Dollywood.

Danica is always very giving of her time, and we recently had a chance to chat with her about the film and her love of Dolly.

She also spoke excitedly about being a part of the film universe this fall without having an idea it was coming!

Earlier this year, we spoke with Danica about her new mystery movies series on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries called Matchmaker Mysteries.

At the time, she was so enthusiastic about the project. As soon as I asked how satisfied she was with fans' reaction about it, another rush of excitement hit her as she related her unexpected brush with Knives Out, a mystery movie in the vein of Clue that landed in theaters last month.

Starring Daniel Craig and Jamie Lee Curtis,
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Mrc Acquires ‘Eloise’ Rights For Film, Television & Live Stage Productions

  • Deadline
In one of Mrc’s biggest IP acquisitions to date, the independent film and television studio has secured film, television, live stage and related ancillary rights to, Eloise, the beloved series of children’s books written by Kay Thompson and illustrated by Hilary Knight.

Mrc will work closely with UK-based HandMade Films and collaborate with the Thompson estate, illustrator Knight, as well as Simon & Schuster, the book series’ publisher, to develop various adaptations. Handmade’s Trudi Francis will serve as an executive producer on all projects.

First published by Simon & Schuster in 1955, Thompson’s Eloise books have sold more than 15 million English-language copies to date around the world.

“We are honored to be entrusted with bringing Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight’s beloved Eloise to life for a new generation of children, as well as all her ardent admirers throughout the years,” said Mrc Film Co-Presidents Brye Adler, Jonathan Golfman
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'Eloise' Children's Book Series Acquired by Mrc

'Eloise' Children's Book Series Acquired by Mrc
The beloved children's book series Eloise has been acquired by independent studio Mrc.

The outfit behind Knives Out and Baby Driver has secured film, television, live stage and related ancillary rights to the beloved series from author Kay Thompson and illustrator by Hilary Knight. Mrc is part of Valence Media, which also owns The Hollywood Reporter.

First published in 1955, the Eloise books follow a rambunctious girl with a big imagination who lives in the "room on the tippy-top floor" of New York's Plaza Hotel. The books have sold more than 15 million English-language copies to date.

Two of ...
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Should You Stick Around For an End Credits Scene in Knives Out? Here's What to Know

  • Popsugar
The modern-day murder mystery Knives Out has twists galore, but there's one thing we want to know if it has: an end credits scene. The movie's cast includes actors who are no strangers to movies with post-credits twists, most notably Chris Evans, aka Captain America himself. But if you're headed to see Knives Out, you don't have to sit through the credits - there's no post-credits scene to see.

The lack of a post-credits scene is one of the only "spoilers" that you can hear before the movie without actually giving anything away. In fact, director Rian Johnson went so far as to suggest on Twitter that fans who already planned to see the movie shouldn't even watch the trailers. "New #knivesout trailer ahoy! As always... it doesn't spoil anything But it shows plenty of new moments that are best experienced for the first time in the movie. If you're already in for opening night,
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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture (Updated: December 5)

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture (Updated: December 5)
Predicting the winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture is never easy. We were sure the top prize at the 2019 Oscars would go to “Roma” but it was “Green Book” that won. In coming up with our 2020 Oscar predictions, we considered a slew of factors, starting with the preferential ballot used to determine the winner. Add in the pedigree of the filmmakers, the critical reception to the films, the box office tally and the track record of the studios. We take all of these into consideration again as we look ahead to the 2020 Academy Awards. (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Picture.)

Contenders began to emerge at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Others will be seen for the first time at the Cannes Film Festival in May. However, most of the top tier of Best Picture hopefuls won’t screen until September at four film festivals: Venice,
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'Frozen 2' to surge past $900m box office in third global session

'Frozen 2' to surge past $900m box office in third global session
Jumanji: The Next Level opens in 18 including China.

Jumanji: The Next Level lands in its first 18 markets this weekend and will offer the only true Hollywood competition to Frozen 2 as the Disney hit prepares to surge past $900m worldwide and $500m internationally in its third weekend.

As of Thursday the animation stood at $487.4m internationally and $787.6m globally. It is the latest commercial behemoth to drive Disney towards an unprecedented $10bn at the worldwide box office in a single year and the studio will cross that milestone very soon.

Frozen 2 looks likely to rip up the record books yet
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10 Other Movies To Watch If You Loved Knives Out

In a year when comic book movies, remakes, and sequels ruled the box office, Rian Johnson delivered an original film that is also one of the year's most entertaining movies. Knives Out is styled after classic whodunit murder mystery about a wealthy family whose elder patriarch dies at a family get-together.

Related: Knives Out: 10 Best Performances In Rian Johnson’s Murder Mystery

With an all-star cast, a clever script and a lot of great humor, the movie proved to be a real crowd-pleaser. Though it feels like a very unique film that plays brilliantly with genre expectations, there are some other great movies that capture the same appeal feel of the mystery. Here are some other movies to watch if you like Knives Out.
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Playmobil: The Movie Doesn't Stand a Chance Against Frozen 2 This Weekend

  • MovieWeb
Disney has enjoyed another run atop the box office for the past couple of weeks thanks to the success of Frozen 2 . During the recent Thanksgiving weekend, the animated sequel pulled in an additional $85.9 million, making it another raging success for the studio in what has become a massive record-breaking year. With only one new title hitting theaters in wide release this weekend in the form of Stx's Playmobil: The Movie, the path is clear once again for Elsa and Anna to take the top spot.

With little in the way of competition, as this weekend is turning into something of a dead zone at the box office, Frozen 2 should easily come out on top once again. That will make for a relatively rare third weekend in a row atop the U.S. box office. It's expected that the movie, directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, will take in between another $30 and $40 million.
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AFI Top 10 films of 2019: ‘The Irishman,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ ‘Joker,’ ‘Knives Out,’ ‘Little Women,’ ‘1917’ …

The AFI announced its annual list of the Top 10 American-made movies of the year on Thursday and seven of its choices — “The Irishman,” “JoJo Rabbit,” “Joker,” “Little Women,” “Marriage Story,” “1917” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” — number among our 10 frontrunners for Best Picture at the Oscars. One of our top Academy Awards contenders — “Parasite” — was ineligible because the American Film Institute only considers homegrown films; it will be feted with a special award at the ceremony on Jan. 3.

Two of our other Oscar top 10 — “Bombshell” and “Ford v Ferrari” — were snubbed by the dozen or so tastemakers who make up this jury. The AFI list is rounded out by the box office hits “The Farewell” and “Knives Out” and the late entry “Richard Jewell,” which sit just outside of our top 10 list of likeliest nominees for Best Picture at the Oscars.

The AFI has a strong track record
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'Joker', 'The Irishman', 'The Farewell' among AFI films of the year

'Joker', 'The Irishman', 'The Farewell' among AFI films of the year
Succession, When They See Us, Watchmen among best TV shows.

The American Film Institute (AFI) on Wednesday unveiled its list of top 10 films and television shows of 2019, with the Netflix pair of The Irishman and Marriage Story making the cut alongside Warner Bros’ The Joker and A24’s The Farewell in the feature film category.

The other films are Universal’s 1917, Fox Searchlight’s Jojo Rabbit, Lionsgate/Mrc’s Knives Out, the Columbia Pictures pair of Little Women and Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood, and Warner Bros’ Richard Jewell.

The 10 outstanding television programmes of the year which, as with the features,
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AFI Awards: Top 10 Films and TV of 2019, Plus Special Awards for ‘Parasite’ and ‘Fleabag’

The American Film Institute’s annual lists highlighting the top 10 movies and TV shows of the year include multiple awards frontrunners. The two juries — which are a mix of critics, academics, and film professionals — always celebrate the best of American cinema and television. Given their international provenance, Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” and Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s “Fleabag” landed Special Awards from the American Film Institute film juries, as “Roma” did last year.

This year’s crop is diverse, with films from lauded veterans Clint Eastwood, Sam Mendes, Martin Scorsese, Noah Baumbach, and Quentin Tarantino alongside relative newcomers to the awards conversation like Todd Phillips, Taika Waititi, and Rian Johnson.

Eight of the ten films were directed by men, with two women, Greta Gerwig (“Little Women”) and Lulu Wang (“The Farewell”), also on deck for the honor. On the TV side, newcomers “Watchmen,” “Fosse/Verdon,” and “Chernobyl” joined returning shows like “The Crown.
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AFI Awards: Top 10 Films and TV of 2019, Plus Special Awards for ‘Parasite’ and ‘Fleabag’

  • Indiewire
The American Film Institute’s annual lists highlighting the top 10 movies and TV shows of the year include multiple awards frontrunners. The two juries — which are a mix of critics, academics, and film professionals — always celebrate the best of American cinema and television. Given their international provenance, Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” and Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s “Fleabag” landed Special Awards from the American Film Institute film juries, as “Roma” did last year.

This year’s crop is diverse, with films from lauded veterans Clint Eastwood, Sam Mendes, Martin Scorsese, Noah Baumbach, and Quentin Tarantino alongside relative newcomers to the awards conversation like Todd Phillips, Taika Waititi, and Rian Johnson.

Eight of the ten films were directed by men, with two women, Greta Gerwig (“Little Women”) and Lulu Wang (“The Farewell”), also on deck for the honor. On the TV side, newcomers “Watchmen,” “Fosse/Verdon,” and “Chernobyl” joined returning shows like “The Crown,
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AFI Awards: Top Films and TV Shows Include ‘Joker,’ ‘Farewell,’ ‘Succession,’ ‘Watchmen’

  • Variety
The American Film Institute has announced the recipients of the AFI Awards for 2019, the top ten films and TV shows “deemed culturally and artistically representative of this year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image.”

Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” was honored with an AFI Special Award along with “Fleabag,” both works which fell outside the organization’s criteria for American content.

Among the films recognized were: Sam Mendes’ World War I drama “1917,” “Joker” and Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit.” Of the 10 films, two were directed by women: Greta Gerwig’s retelling of the Louisa May Alcott classic “Little Women” and Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell.”

In TV, HBO’s “Chernobyl,” “Game of Thrones,” “Succession” and “Watchmen” all were chosen in the TV programs of the year. Ava DuVernay’s series telling the story of the Exonerated Central Park Five, “When They See Us” was
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