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Academy President Says She Was Horrified by Best Picture Disaster
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs was just as confused as everyone else when La La Land was mistakenly named Best Picture at the Oscars and chaos — all being televised on live TV — broke out on stage.
“Horror,” she told The New Yorker of her reaction in the immediate aftermath of the blunder. “I just thought, What? What? I looked out and I saw a member of Pricewaterhouse coming on the stage, and I was, like, Oh, no, what—what’s happening? What what What? What could possibly . . . ? And then I just thought, Oh, my God, how does this happen? How. »
- Stephanie Petit
Vera Farmiga to Play Millie Bobby Brown's Mother in 'Godzilla' Sequel
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is now a family affair.
Michael Dougherty (Krampus) is directing from a script he wrote with Zach Shields. The Legendary and Warner Bros. feature is the follow-up to Gareth Edwards' 2014 reboot, which earned $529.1 million worldwide.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is slated for release »
- Borys Kit,Mia Galuppo
Oscars: A Closer Look at the Results That Were Overshadowed By the Best Picture Confusion
27 February 2017 1:46 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
It's early Monday morning, and I'm finally back at my desk and starting to process what I witnessed only a few hours ago, but one thing's for sure: Bonnie and Clyde ended better for Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway than the 89th Oscars did.
When the two Hollywood legends took the stage to present best picture — something that I reported was going to take place — and Dunaway shouted the name "La La Land," the storyline for the evening seemed like it couldn't be more positive for the Academy. Jimmy Kimmel, who ABC had persuaded the »
- Scott Feinberg
Brie Larson Refused to Clap for Casey Affleck After Presenting Him with the Oscar for Best Actor
Casey Affleck took home his very first Academy Award Sunday night, after winning Best Actor for his role of Lee Chandler in “Manchester by the Sea.” The actor had been a front-runner for the Oscar since the drama was screened at Sundance. However, Casey’s nomination aroused much controversy following the renewed focus on two lawsuits against him alleging sexual harassment, both of which had been settled out of court.
And, on Sunday night, there wasn’t much enthusiasm from the crowd when Affleck was announced as the winner. Brie Larson, who presented the award to Affleck, did not seem happy at all and even refused to clap for the actor. After handing him the statuette, the actress —who has been a vocal advocate for sexual assault survivors— stepped back and stood with her arms down. »
- Yoselin Acevedo
Studiocanal Senior Exec Rodolphe Buet Exits, Anna Marsh Takes Over
Paris – Studiocanal’s head of international distribution, Rodolphe Buet, is stepping down from the vertically integrated film banner, to be replaced by Anna Marsh, currently head of international sales.
Buet, who joined Studiocanal in 2005, has been working out of the Vivendi-owned company’s French headquarters as president of international distribution and marketing for films, library and TV series since March 2015. Marsh will take over as executive vice president of international distribution.
In her new role, Marsh, who previously sold movies only, will be handling distribution activities for films and TV series as well as catalogue titles in all international territories, including those where Studiocanal runs direct distribution operations (France, U.K., Germany and Australia/New Zealand).
- Elsa Keslassy
‘Barbecue’ Exclusive Teaser Trailer and Poster: SXSW Documentary Premiere Is Cooking Up Something Tasty and Informative — Watch
This one is smoking — literally.
There’s probably no better festival on earth more deliciously equipped to debut a film all about the art and craft of barbecuing than Austin, Texas’ own SXSW, and fortunately for fans of both movies and meat, that’s exactly where Matthew Salleh’s appropriately titled “Barbecue” is making its bow.
The documentary promises to serve up a film that’s about way more than “grilling a piece of meat. It’s a ritual performed religiously across the world. For some it’s a path to salvation. It is the pride of nations. And the stories told around the fires become a way to bring the world together.” In short — it’s much, much more than food.
Read More: SXSW 2017 Lineup: Drug-Addicted Lovers and Barbecue Lead Surprises and Hidden Gems
The new documentary explores barbecue as far more than a tasty way to cook up some grub, »
- Kate Erbland
Netflix Originals Release Dates: A Calendar of All Original TV Shows and Movies
Netflix is producing a ton of original content these days and I’ve been finding it harder and harder to keep track of it all. Netflix will release 1,000 hours of original shows and movies in 2017, spending $6 billion to do so. That’s almost double the amount of original programming they released 2016, which included an estimated […]
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- Peter Sciretta
James Corden Spoofs ‘La La Land’ Audition Song to Mock That Oscars Best Picture Flub
Wearing a red wig and lavender sweater, Corden was the spitting image of Emma Stone’s character Mia in “La La Land” — as long as you looked at him from behind — as he spoofed Mia’s crucial audition for a role that could make or break her career as an actress.
Read More: Oscars 2017: Jimmy Kimmel Explains What Happened During Best Picture Mix-Up
Mia was encouraged to tell a story in lieu of the usual audition, and that became the Oscar-nominated song that we know today. Corden sang a similar song that instead addressed the Oscar gaffe that had accidentally named “La La Land” as the Best Picture winner before the mistake was discovered and the real winner, »
- Hanh Nguyen
Watch ‘Moonlight’ Oscar Winner Barry Jenkins’ Student Short Film ‘My Josephine’
Filmmaking can be a battle, and sometimes it pays to have your friends by your side. And Oscar winner Barry Jenkins, whose “Moonlight” took home Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, and of course, Best Picture at the Oscars, has kept his colleagues close. His short student film “My Josephine” featured cinematography by James Laxton and production design by Joi McMillon, both of whom would go on to work with him on “Moonlight” (Laxton stayed behind the camera and also worked on Jenkins’ debut feature “Medicine For Melancholy,” while McMillon stepped into the editing bay with Nat Sanders, who also worked on ‘Medicine’).
- Kevin Jagernauth
‘Okja’ Trailer: The Great Bong Joon-Ho Has Made a Creature Feature For Netflix
It can sometimes feel impossible to keep up with the original shows and movies Netflix is debuting on their streaming platform, but aside from that (probably profitable) Adam Sandler deal, they have a habit of showing off some pretty good taste. For example, they spent $50 million so the great South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho […]
- Jacob Hall
Jon Stewart Gives Media Some Donald Trump Advice: ’Kick Him to the Curb’ — Watch
Jon Stewart just couldn’t stay away.
Although it’s been two years since Jon Stewart presided over “The Daily Show,” he joined his former Comedy Central host on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to send an important message. In the wake of the President’s press secretary Sean Spicer banning specific news outlets from the informal press briefing last week, Stewart decided to address the media directly.
Read More: ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ Begs America to ‘Never Fjorget’ Fake Swedish Attack — Watch
Framed as a friend giving advice to someone who’s just been dumped, Stewart first pointed out that anyone who says “Believe me” repeatedly is lying. Who wants to date a liar?
Then Stewart launched into the tough love: “Hey guys, hey media. So I heard Donald Trump broke up with you. Stings a little, doesn’t it? Finally thought you’d met your »
- Hanh Nguyen
Exclusive: A Horrible Discovery Is Made In Clip From Netflix Docu-Series ‘Shadow Of Truth’
Real life intrigue and mystery can make for captivating entertainment, and if you’ve been needing something to feed your need for “Making A Murderer” or “Serial” style storytelling, then it’s time to fire up Netflix. “Shadow of Truth” will more than satisfy that craving.
Put together by filmmakers Yotam Guendelman, Ari Pines and Mika Timor, this massive Israeli hit dives into the mysterious death of 13 year-old Tair Rada, and investigation which turns up more questions than answers.
Continue reading Exclusive: A Horrible Discovery Is Made In Clip From Netflix Docu-Series ‘Shadow Of Truth’ at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Sky Atlantic, Showtime order Benedict Cumberbatch drama
The series will be an adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose novels.
Written by One Day author David Nicholls, the drama charts Melrose’s deeply traumatic childhood, issues with alcoholism, heroin addiction, recovery, marriage and parenthood.
Each episode of the 5 x 60-minute drama will be based on one St. Aubyn novel and will be set in the south of France in the 1960s, New York in the 1980s and Britain in the early 2000s.
It is the »
‘Okja’ Teaser Trailer: Tilda Swinton Battles a Beast in Bong Joon-Ho’s Netflix Monster Movie
Co-written by Joon-Ho and Jon Ronson (“The Men Who Stare at Goats”), “Okja” tells the story of Mija (played by South Korean actress Ahn Seo-hyun), a young girl who lives in the deep woods of the Gangwon Province of South Korea. Mija will do everything in her power to prevent a powerful company from taking her best friend, a massive beast named Okja. “It’s a very shy and introverted animal. It’s a unique animal that we’ve not seen before,” the director told Entertainment Weekly.
This trailer offers a first glimpse of Okja, a large creature with big brown eyes, while Swinton’s character »
- Yoselin Acevedo
Cool Stuff: The Dark Knight, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Dream Warriors, Aliens, Ghostbusters
Cool Stuff is your geekarific holiday shopping guide published all year round. In today’s edition we take a look at Mondo’s Aliens tiki glass, a special t-shirt release celebrating the 30 year anniversary of A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Warriors, A Batman Bat Signal scaled replica from The Dark Knight that also functions as […]
- Peter Sciretta
Mel Gibson Confirms Early Talks for ‘Suicide Squad 2’: ”We’ll See”
Mel Gibson likely has more clout in his hands right now than he’s had in years. His well-made World War II drama, Hacksaw Ridge, grossed over $175 million at the worldwide box-office, was nominated for Best Picture and Best Director, and picked up two Academy Awards last night. Following his biggest success in years, what’s next for the filmmaker? […]
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- Jack Giroux
Academy Apologizes For Oscars “Envelope Gate”
Nobody knew the Oscars could be so complicated. One of the biggest flubs in the show’s history — “La La Land” being mistakenly awarded Best Picture — is still being felt, and while the moment does have some silver linings, and shouldn’t overshadow the monumental achievement of “Moonlight,” there’s still the sense that there’s some explaining to do, and repercussions to follow. And the The Academy is promising just that.
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- Kevin Jagernauth
Academy Awards Still Have a Long Way to Go on the Path to Diversity [Video Essay]
Despite the snafu in announcing this year’s winner for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, the fact that Moonlight came out on top after La La Land dominated the awards circuit all season is a big deal. It shows that Oscar voters may finally be embracing diversity in a big way, and not in a […]
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- Ethan Anderton
Votd: Learn How the Original Lightsabers Were Created with a Vintage Camera Flash
One of the biggest complaints that Star Wars fans have about the prequels (at least those who don’t enjoy them that much) is that it seems like George Lucas abandoned the tangible feel of real sets and practical effects in favor of too many computer generated imagery. The true innovation that brought Star Wars to […]
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- Ethan Anderton
Get Out: the film that dares to reveal the horror of liberal racism in America
Jordan Peele’s critically acclaimed low-budget shocker became a surprise hit and showed viewers a terrifying look at the fractured myth of a post-racial Us
The success of Jordan Peele’s Get Out – it took $30m in its first weekend in the Us – is remarkable for lots of reasons. This is a first-time film from a respected, but essentially cult comedian, with no real big-name stars and a premise that is anathema to most of middle America. Yet people came out to see it in their thousands and critics raved about a horror film, which just does not happen. The film has a A- rating from audiences on CinemaScore, which as some have pointed out is unheard of for a horror, and a rare 99% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Like Donald Glover’s Atlanta, almost universal praise has followed the film’s debut and as with that series, Peele has »
- Lanre Bakare
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