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Movie Reviews: .Justice League. and .Mudbound.

We all know it.s .Justice League. weekend at the box-office but besides the superhero saga, we also have the Netflix film .Mudbound.. It.s blockbusters versus Oscar contenders at the box-office. Which one is my pick of the week? Take a look!

Official Synopsis of .Justice League.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes--Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller)--it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions. From director Zack Snyder (with Joss Whedon
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‘Mudbound’: Editing Dee Rees’ Complex Shifting Narrative Was an Award-Worthy Challenge

‘Mudbound’: Editing Dee Rees’ Complex Shifting Narrative Was an Award-Worthy Challenge
Race and poverty intertwine in director Dee Rees’ powerful Oscar contender, “Mudbound” — a potential game changer for Netflix. But Rees and her “Pariah” editor Mako Kamitsuna decided early on that their sprawling movie about a black and white family in the 1940s Mississippi Delta was getting lost in the interlocking narratives. They needed to find the connective tissue that united them in their struggle for the American Dream.

The answer was hiding in plain sight all along. “The more Dee and I worked in post, we started to realize that the connective tissue was the land and each character’s yearning for the land as home and the place of security, prosperity, and dreams,” said Kamitsuna.

In “Mudbound,” Henry (Jason Clarke) and Laura McAllan (Carey Mulligan), Memphis transplants, find themselves unprepared to farm the land they’ve purchased, which puts greater pressure on Hap (Rob Morgan) and Florence (Mary J. Blige
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Mudbound Movie Review

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Mudbound Movie Review
Mudbound Netflix Director: Dee Rees Written by: Virgil Williams, Dee Rees, based on Hillary Jordan’s novel Cast: Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, Jonathan Banks Screened at: Critics’ DVD, NYC, 11/16/17 Opens: November 17, 2017 While our present administration and legislative bodies have moved to the right, our country in […]

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Review: Mudbound

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Mudbound was previously reviewed as part of our Sundance Film Festival coverage. Plot: A woman (Carey Mulligan) is forced to relocate when her husband (Jason Clarke) buys a farm in rural Mississippi circa WW2. Once there, they get to know a family of tenant farmers working on their property, whose son (Jason Mitchell) has gone to war. Review: Sundance is a very tricky festival when it comes to... Read More...
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Mudbound review – powerful tale set in Jim Crow America has real sinew

Dee Rees’s rich, absorbing story set in pre- and postwar Mississippi and based on Hillary Jordan’s novel is beautifully directed and performed

There’s a rich, arterial force in this film’s storytelling: director Dee Rees handles the material with flair and real passion. It’s a big, powerful, generational story culminating in tragedy and violence, based on the novel by Hillary Jordan, all about Jim Crow America and the changes beginning to happen after young men of all races and classes returned from the second world war to find a home unfit for heroes and riddled with the same old bigoted attitudes from which the horrors of warfare had, briefly and ironically, freed them.

Jason Clarke and Garrett Hedlund play brothers Henry and Jamie; Carey Mulligan plays Laura, a beautiful, unworldly woman who marries Henry, charmed by his shy courtesy but also secretly entranced by Jamie’s dashing romantic charm.
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How ‘Mudbound’ Star Jason Mitchell Proved He’s Much More Than Just ‘A Guy Who Was Able to Imitate Eazy-e’

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How ‘Mudbound’ Star Jason Mitchell Proved He’s Much More Than Just ‘A Guy Who Was Able to Imitate Eazy-e’
It seemed obvious enough at the time: After breaking out with his first lead role in F. Gary Gray’s 2015 biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” earning acclaim and awards for his note-perfect portrayal of rap royalty Eric “Eazy-e” Wright, actor Jason Mitchell was about to become a huge star. Usually, that sort of attention means that actors can cherry pick roles from bountiful offers.

That’s not what happened. Instead, Mitchell landed a handful of small roles in mostly underseen indies like “Barry” and “Vincent N Roxxy,” and started to worry that “Straight Outta Compton” was a one-time thing.

Two years later, the tide has turned again, with Mitchell garnering accolades for his turn in Dee Rees’ hard-hitting historical drama “Mudbound.” Ironically, he still has “Straight Outta Compton” to thank for a part that seems poised to earn him even more awards.

“To be honest, nothing big had ever been offered to me before,
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“Mudbound” is Netflix’s latest shot at Oscar glory

Netflix fascinates me, especially when it comes to their hopes at Academy Award attention. This is something I previously wrote about the service: “There’s a notable difference between the types of projects that Amazon and Netflix have been putting out, theatrically speaking. On the one hand, Amazon has been gunning for awards and embracing a theatrical release with things like the Oscar winner Manchester by the Sea. There’s also their burgeoning relationship with an auteur like Woody Allen. It’s a whole concerted effort under their Amazon Studios wing. On the other hand, Netflix has gone for casting a wider net, while only occasionally putting their higher profile films out in theaters, like Beasts of No Nation or this year’s Okja. They only once in a while look at things with an awards type view. So far, they’ve either come up short with would be players like War Machine,
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Et Obsessions: ‘Mudbound,’ ‘Jane the Virgin’ Companion Novel and More!

Et Obsessions: ‘Mudbound,’ ‘Jane the Virgin’ Companion Novel and More!
Here at Et, we’re obsessed with a lot of things -- and this is what we’re most excited about this week:

Why We’re Obsessed With ‘Mudbound

Mudbound follows two families -- the McAllans and the Jacksons -- as they deal with the effects of war, race and poverty in a 1940s Mississippi Delta. Anchored by an impressive cast, including Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Jason Clarke and a standout performance by Mary J. Blige, and directed by Dee Rees, this film is poised to make history as the film continues to garner awards buzz for Blige and Rees, who could become the first black woman nominated for the Best Director Oscar. The period drama also boasts a female-led crew, which Blige found empowering. “We’re taking our place in the world. We’re not just homemakers and baby-makers and just to be harassed. We are equals and I feel like I’m part
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'Mudbound' Review: Epic Drama on Poverty, Race and Family Is 'Stunning Achievement'

'Mudbound' Review: Epic Drama on Poverty, Race and Family Is 'Stunning Achievement'
A fiercely intimate epic about poverty, racism, violence and a divided America, Mudbound scorchingly reflects the Trump era without being a part of it. The film reps a new career high for director Dee Rees, whose remarkable 2011 debut feature Pariah is a semi-autobiographical deep dive into a black girl's struggles with coming out. Since 2015's Bessie, was made for HBO and not released in theaters, this period drama is officially only Rees' second feature. Such are the tribulations of being young, gifted, black, female and gay in a Hollywood ruled by a white male hierarchy.
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The Academy Governors Awards: Angelina Jolie and Agnes Varda Danced as Hollywood Celebrated Oscars

The Academy Governors Awards: Angelina Jolie and Agnes Varda Danced as Hollywood Celebrated Oscars
“Shitty is shitty,” new Academy governor Whoopi Goldberg told me of the vote to expel a member for the second time in AMPAS’ 90-year history. As everyone in Hollywood struggles to keep their head straight amid a flood of sexual harassment scandals, this year’s crop of Oscar contenders braved Hollywood and Highland traffic snarls to charm a room full of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) members, including the 54 Governors who voted for this year’s five Honorary Oscars, presented at the 9th (untelevised) Governors Awards.

Behind the scenes, Oscar campaigners had pushed their clients as presenters. Clearly, it was a no-brainer to put Jennifer Lawrence (“mother!”) on stage to present to her “Hunger Games” costar Donald Sutherland (“M.A.S.H.,” “Klute,” “Don’t Look Now”), who never scored one Oscar nomination. “It’s odd that he never won an Oscar,” said Lawrence, thanking him for his generosity and
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The Academy Governors Awards: Angelina Jolie and Agnes Varda Danced as Hollywood Celebrated Oscars

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The Academy Governors Awards: Angelina Jolie and Agnes Varda Danced as Hollywood Celebrated Oscars
“Shitty is shitty,” new Academy governor Whoopi Goldberg told me of the vote to expel a member for the second time in AMPAS’ 90-year history. As everyone in Hollywood struggles to keep their head straight amid a flood of sexual harassment scandals, this year’s crop of Oscar contenders braved Hollywood and Highland traffic snarls to charm a room full of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) members, including the 54 Governors who voted for this year’s five Honorary Oscars, presented at the 9th (untelevised) Governors Awards.

Behind the scenes, Oscar campaigners had pushed their clients as presenters. Clearly, it was a no-brainer to put Jennifer Lawrence (“mother!”) on stage to present to her “Hunger Games” costar Donald Sutherland (“M.A.S.H.,” “Klute,” “Don’t Look Now”), who never scored one Oscar nomination. “It’s odd that he never won an Oscar,” said Lawrence, thanking him for his generosity and
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53rd Chicago International Film Festival Review – Mudbound (2017)

Mudbound, 2017.

Directed by Dee Rees.

Starring Jason Mitchell, Garrett Hedlund, Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Jonathan Banks, Kerry Cahill, Rob Morgan, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucy Faust, Henry Frost, Dylan Arnold, David Jensen, Geraldine Singer, and Mary J. Blige.

Synopsis:

Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war.

It is undeniably perplexing that a person, regardless of any race, gender, or sexual orientation, can willingly enlist and fight in a war only to come home treated like mud. There are a lot of intertwining stories going on in Mudbound (a film directed by Dee Rees and adapted from the novel by Hillary Jordan that is so timely and powerful, I feel ashamed for not having seen her other breakout work Pariah yet), complete with frequent voiceover narrations from six different characters (admittedly,
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AFI Fest: WWII Film 'Mudbound' Combats Representation in Hollywood

AFI Fest: WWII Film 'Mudbound' Combats Representation in Hollywood
Mudbound tackles both race and gender in Hollywood — no small feat. The Netflix period drama opened AFI Fest on Thursday with an emotional story about the relationship between black sharecroppers and white farm owners in 1940s Mississippi.

Newlyweds Laura (Carey Mulligan) and Henry McAllan (Jason Clarke) live on the family farm that’s tended to by Florence (Mary J. Blige) and Hap Jackson (Rob Morgan). Henry’s brother Jamie (Garrett Hedlund) and the Jacksons’ son Ronsel (Jason Mitchell) return home from WWII after losing friends and taking lives. Despite the sharp racial divide in the community, Ronsel and Jamie become friends, creating...
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Stream 2 Tracks By Tamar-kali From ‘Mudbound’ Soundtrack [Exclusive]

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Next week, Netflix enters the Oscar race with the drama “Mudbound.” The film is packed with talent, from director Dee Rees (“Pariah,” “Bessie“) to a cast that includes Jason Clarke, Garrett Hedlund, Carey Mulligan, and Mary J. Blige. And the soundtrack is top notch too, with the multi-talented Tamar-kali lending her talents, and composing the score.

Continue reading Stream 2 Tracks By Tamar-kali From ‘Mudbound’ Soundtrack [Exclusive] at The Playlist.
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Ifp Gotham Awards recipients announced by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2017-11-07 17:21:00

Dustin Hoffman to receive an Ifp Gotham Award career tribute Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Independent Filmmaker Project will present six career honors at their 2017 Gotham Awards, hosted by How To Talk To Girls At Parties director John Cameron Mitchell. Cannes Film Festival Best Director winner for The Beguiled, Sofia Coppola (Director Tribute); Yorgos Lanthimos's The Killing Of A Sacred Deer star Nicole Kidman (Actress Tribute); Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) star Dustin Hoffman (Actor Tribute); longtime Todd Haynes collaborator (Wonderstruck, Carol, Far From Heaven) Edward Lachman (Cinematographer Tribute); former Vice President and An Inconvenient Truth presenter Al Gore (Humanitarian Tribute), and Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions (Industry Tribute).

Dee Rees's Mudbound cast of Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J Blige, Rob Morgan, and Jonathan Banks will receive a special Gotham Jury Award for their ensemble performance.

The Ifp...
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How the War For The Planet Of The Apes novelisation differs from the film

Padraig Cotter Nov 8, 2017

As War For The Planet Of The Apes heads to disc, we examine the novelisation, which has some notable differences to the story...

Spoilers for War For The Planet Of The Apes lie ahead

Long before the arrival of VHS and DVD, it was tough for fans to relive their favourite movies once they left cinemas. Occasional television airings and novelizations were typically the only options, and for a time movie novelisations were a big thing. Of course, with the advent of home media, their popularity began to wane as watching a movie was always going to be preferable to reading it.

Novelisations tend to be mocked in fan circles too because many of them they were churned out to make a quick buck. There are plenty of examples of badly written paperbacks that just parrot the script, with little invention on the author’s part. That said,
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Why This Could Be the Year That Best-Director Oscar Nominations Finally Tip Toward Women

Why This Could Be the Year That Best-Director Oscar Nominations Finally Tip Toward Women
Kevin Spacey’s Oscar chances, obliterated. Dustin Hoffman’s, gone. While we don’t yet have the hashtag, March 4, 2018 will be remembered as the year that the issue of sexual harassment took center stage at the Dolby Theatre.

If one of the historical perks of Hollywood stardom was the ability to misbehave without consequences, those days are over. Sony pulled Ridley Scott’s AFI Fest closer “All the Money in the World,” which was primed for an awards campaign around Spacey, now accused of multiple instances of sexual harassment and abuse.

While Hoffman presented a Hollywood Film Award Sunday night, it’s unlikely that his crusty New York patriarch will be in the running for “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” after multiple harassment claims — in addition to Meryl Streep’s own account of how he introduced himself by grabbing her breast. (Streep will move into Oscar mode as
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Why This Could Be the Year That Best-Director Oscar Nominations Finally Tip Toward Women

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Why This Could Be the Year That Best-Director Oscar Nominations Finally Tip Toward Women
Kevin Spacey’s Oscar chances, obliterated. Dustin Hoffman’s, gone. While we don’t yet have the hashtag, March 4, 2018 will be remembered as the year that the issue of sexual harassment took center stage at the Dolby Theatre.

If one of the historical perks of Hollywood stardom was the ability to misbehave without consequences, those days are over. Sony pulled Ridley Scott’s AFI Fest closer “All the Money in the World,” which was primed for an awards campaign around Spacey, now accused of multiple instances of sexual harassment and abuse.

While Hoffman accepted a Hollywood Film Award Sunday night, it’s unlikely that his crusty New York patriarch will be in the running for “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” after multiple harassment claims — in addition to Meryl Streep’s own account of how he introduced himself by grabbing her breast. (Streep will move into Oscar mode as
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Jake Gyllenhaal, Angelina Jolie and More Honored at 2017 Hollywood Film Awards -- See All the Winners!

Jake Gyllenhaal, Angelina Jolie and More Honored at 2017 Hollywood Film Awards -- See All the Winners!
The 2017 awards season officially kicked off on Sunday with the star-studded 21st Annual Hollywood Film Awards.

Late Late Show host James Corden presided over the ceremony, which brought together some of the biggest names in show business who turned out to celebrate the first awards show on the road to the Oscars.

Among the A-listers honored at the black tie event, held annually at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, were Angelina Jolie, Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Kate Winslet, Allison Janney, Jake Gyllenhaal, Martgot Robbie, Harrison Ford and Shailene Woodley, among many others.

This year's ceremony benefited the Motion Picture and Television Fund, which has long served to help and support the health and human service needs of those in the entertainment industry.

News: 'The Big Sick' Cast, Jamie Bell to Be Honored at 2017 Hollywood Film Awards

Jolie and Loung Ung were honored with the Hollywood Foreign Language Film Award for First They Killed
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Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Winslet Honored at 2017 Hollywood Film Awards -- See All the Winners!

Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Winslet Honored at 2017 Hollywood Film Awards -- See All the Winners!
The 2017 awards season officially kicked off on Sunday with the star-studded 21st Annual Hollywood Film Awards.

Late Late Show host James Corden presided over the ceremony, which brought together some of the biggest names in show business who turned out to celebrate the first awards show on the road to the Oscars.

Among the A-listers honored at the black tie event, held annually at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, were Angelina Jolie, Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Kate Winslet, Allison Janney, Jake Gyllenhaal, Martgot Robbie, Harrison Ford and Shailene Woodley, among many others.

This year's ceremony benefited the Motion Picture and Television Fund, which has long served to help and support the health and human service needs of those in the entertainment industry.
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