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Angelina Jolie And ‘Bpm” Snubbed As Oscar Reveals Its 2018 Foreign Language Film Shortlist

7 hours ago

Los Angeles members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have screened all 93 foreign language submissions. The foreign language committee has met, reviewed the tabulations and added three “saves” to the six highest scoring films. There are now nine finalists for the Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Ruben Ostlund talks “The Square” [Interview]

Chile, “A Fantastic Woman,” Sebastián Lelio, director

Germany, “In the Fade,” Fatih Akin, director

Hungary, “On Body and Soul,” Ildikó Enyedi, director

Israel, “Foxtrot,” Samuel Maoz, director

Lebanon, “The Insult,” Ziad Doueiri, director

Russia, “Loveless,” Andrey Zvyagintsev, director

Senegal, “Félicité,” Alain Gomis, director

South Africa, “The Wound,” John Trengove, director

Sweden, “The Square,” Ruben Östlund, director

The biggest snub this year was Robert Campillo’s “Bpm.” The French drama chronicling the work of Act Up Paris won the Grand Prize at Cannes as well as Best Foreign Language Film from Lafca, the Nyfcc and the Sffcc, among others. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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History Is Made As Disney Takes 20th Century Fox And Hollywood Will Never Be The Same

10 hours ago

When the news leaked that the remaining vestiges of 21st Century (apparently now temporarily known as “New Fox”) would keep the Fox lot in Century City it was a bad sign. The historic studio lot has been the home for the 20th Century Fox movie studio since 1926. When Disney revealed they had no interest in keeping that land, that basically told everyone the studio itself, its history, the company meant little to them in the acquisition that was formally announced today.

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- Gregory Ellwood

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Unpacking The Mythos & More [Podcast]

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Welcome to another edition of The Playlist Podcast, a discussion about film news and other film and television related items.

On this episode, I’m joined by Editor-in-Chief Rodrigo Perez and Managing Editor Kevin Jagernauth to discuss the film that will be on most people’s mind throughout the holiday season: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

We start the conversation with some initial, non-specific thoughts on the eighth chapter in the longstanding franchise, this time directed by Rian Johnson (“Brick,” “Looper“).

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- Ryan Oliver

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‘Crashing’ Season 2 Trailer: Pete Holmes Is Looking For Star Quality

10 hours ago

Crashing” is back! Hooray? I don’t know many people who are particularly enthused by the HBO comedy, which doesn’t have the water cooler flavor of some of their premiere titles. But maybe that’s the low key, secret sauce that has helped it stick around. However, “Togetherness” was similarly under the radar and the network yanked it, despite very good notices.

Anyway, Pete Holmes leads the show, playing a newly single comedian, trying to find love and keep his career going, all in the hustle and bustle of New York City.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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First 3 Minutes Of ‘Justice League’ Have Arrived With Henry Cavill’s CGI Face

11 hours ago

There are many ways that “Justice League” could’ve started, but we honestly never thought it would be a scene with kids making a podcast. How very #ontrend. The sequence, one of Joss Whedon‘s additions to the overcooked superhero movie, gave the world their first glance at Henry Cavill‘s digitally altered face, and nobody was the same again.

Korea is gearing up for the home video release of “Justice League” next week, and the promotional wheels have turned up the first three minutes of the movie.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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WGA West Slams Disney/Fox Merger As “Relentless Drive To Eliminate Competition”

11 hours ago

What initially started as conversations about how cool it would be if Wolverine could punch Thanos, has turned into a very real concern about corporate overreach. Disney‘s deal to buy Fox has opened plenty of questions about its significant impact on the media landscape. Creators are gravely concerned about the elimination of an entire film and television studio as it gets absorbed into the mouse house, and it hasn’t taken long for guilds to start speaking out.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Best TV Shows Of 2017

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It’s always difficult to tell ahead of time which of our year-end lists will prove the most divisive among the usually harmonious Playlist team. But perhaps reflecting the inarguable explosion of quality TV over the past decade, and therefore the fact that not any one of us has seen everything, and every one of us has their favorites among stuff that no one else saw, this year that dubious title may just fall to the feature you are about to read.

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- Jessica Kiang

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‘The Commuter’ Trailer: Liam Neeson Can’t Stop The Train

12 hours ago

It’s the time of year when we’re all eating up prestige pictures, and getting healthy on the best that cinema has to offer. But sometimes you just want to dive face first into a movie that’s high on calories and low on nutrition, so thank god for “The Commuter.”

Liam Neeson is coming to punch people — again — this time on a train, in a movie where he gruffly demands, “Stop this train now!” My ticket is fucking sold.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Good Time’ Directors Benny & Josh Safdie To Helm ’48 Hrs.’ Remake

13 hours ago

The success of “Good Time” has kicked open some doors for filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie, who have spent years solidifying their indie cred. As they shared last month, some very big projects have started to cross their desk, though the duo are being selective about what they choose to do.

“….we’re talking about doing a remake of a movie. It’s weird, a studio offered us to do a sequel to this huge comic-book thing.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Henry Cavill Says Don’t Sweat About How Clark Kent’s Return Will Be Explained

13 hours ago

Superman is back, having been resurrected by motherbox power, and helping to slay the villainous Steppenwolf. So what’s next for the man who wears hope on his chest? Well, according to “Justice League,” he’ll go back to farm life, and presumably commute to work every day to The Daily Planet along with Lois Lane. But wait a minute….as far as his colleagues know, Clark just vanished one day (around the same time as Superman, but hey, no coincidence there, right?).

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Rian Johnson Interviews Paul Thomas Anderson About ‘Phantom Thread’

14 hours ago

If you’re looking for some distraction from the Disney/Fox chatter (that will be going for some time yet), and eager to keep away from any “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” spoilers, there’s 32 minutes you can’t miss it.

Rian Johnson sat down with Paul Thomas Anderson in Los Angeles on December 2nd to discuss “Phantom Thread.” Johnson has already gone on record about his admiration of Daniel Day-Lewis‘ final movie, here he gets to go deep.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Mark Millar Concerned About Disney/Fox Deal, Says It Could Be Good For X-Men

14 hours ago

Star Wars: The Last Jedi” arrives everywhere tomorrow, and while Disney thought it was probably savvy to officially announce their Fox deal today, perhaps they didn’t anticipate that the conversation would pretty much overwhelm the press cycle. Everyone is weighing in on what this might mean for the future of movies and, at least for the purposes of this article, Marvel.

Bob Iger has already said that Disney won’t try and mess with the R-rated success of “Deadpool,” but the larger question is whether or not a behemoth-sized mouse house would even dare to make something like that movie to start with.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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James Wan Shoots Down ‘Aquaman’ Villain Rumors

15 hours ago

To be honest, the last thing I care about are rumors about “Aquaman.” If I never see another DC Films production, at least in its current incarnation, it won’t be too soon. But there are those invested in the watery standalone, enough that whispers and speculations are flying around, to the extent that director James Wan has had to comment on them.

Apparently, certain corners of the internet have been tossing around the idea that “Aquaman” will feature three villains: Aquaman’s half-brother Orm, Black Manta, and King Nereus.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Disney’s Bob Iger Says ‘Deadpool’ Will Stay R-Rated

15 hours ago

There are many, many questions that will be asked the days, weeks, and months ahead following Disney‘s deal for Fox. One of the many queries being pondered is whether or not the squeaky clean Disney will be willing to sully their family brand with some adult oriented grit. Back in the day, the studio reached the non-kid market thanks to movie arms like Miramax and Touchstone Pictures, but in recent years, they’ve strictly stayed in the all-ages, four-quadrant vein.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Alex Garland Talks ‘Annihilation’ Creative Battle: “I Never Bulls*** F***ing Anybody About What My Intention Is”

16 hours ago

“Too intellectual” and “too complicated.” Those were the concerns aired by David Ellison, the head of Skydance Productions, following a test screening for Alex Garland‘s “Annihilation” this summer. What followed was a request by Ellison to change the film’s ending, and reshape of the portrayal of Natalie Portman‘s character, but thankfully, the film’s co-producer Scott Rudin backed Garland, allowing the filmmaker to make the picture he wanted.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ Debuts on Jan. 25 And Is Coming To Snatch That Emmy

17 hours ago

Looking for a diversion from the current political reality besides watching the new seasons of “The Crown” and “Stranger Things” again and again? Wondering if “Proud Mary” will replace “Call Me By Your Name” or “Lady Bird” as your bingewatched movie after the holidays? Well, we’ve got good news. “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” is back just in time to give you an hourly diversion once a week.

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- Gregory Ellwood

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Sufjan Stevens Was Eyed For Singing Role In ‘Call Me By Your Name’

17 hours ago

Call Me By Your Name” had a quite a journey before it turned into the beloved art-house hit that’s in cinemas now. For years, James Ivory was attached to direct from his own script, with Luca Guadagnino coming on board to help with location scouting. However, as development continued, Guadagnino eventually took over the director’s chair and redrafted the screenplay. And along the way, there were several different approaches to how to tell the story of Oliver and Elio.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Disney Officially Buys Fox, Becomes Our New Overlords

18 hours ago

Hollywood, as we’ve known it for decades, is forever changed today.

Disney has officially acquired 21st Century Fox, paying $52.4 billion in stock for Fox assets, in a deal worth a total of $66.1 billion. As Twitter has already pointed out, the deal comes one day before “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opens, ironic considering the blockbuster movie is about the dangers of the unfettered reach of one universally dominating force.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Oprah Winfrey Is Your 2018 Golden Globes Cecil B. DeMille Award Winner

13 December 2017 7:52 PM, PST

It was curious to many that the HFPA’s annual lifetime achievement honor, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, was not announced by the time the 75th Golden Globes nominations were revealed on Monday.  We may never find out why there was a delay, but for NBC it was worth the wait.  Tonight, the HFPA announced the Oprah Winfrey will receive the award during the Globes’ Jan. 7 telecast.

Read More: Best and Worst of the 2018 Golden Globes Nominations

In a statement, HFPA president Meher Tatna noted, ” “The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is delighted to announce Oprah Winfrey as the recipient of the 2018 Cecil B.

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- Gregory Ellwood

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Movie Mashup 2017: Look Back At The Year In Film

13 December 2017 1:56 PM, PST

“We all float down here,” says the voice of little Georgie from this year’s acclaimed reimagining of Stephen King’s “It” as the camera swims through the underwater world of “The Shape of Water.” It’s clever edit of audio and video that remind us what a year it has been at the movies.

Read More: The Best Films Of 2017

Created by Sleepy Skunk, this mashup leads through many memorable moments, from Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the Clown to  Frances McDormand’s effortlessly barbed line delivery in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” If razzle-dazzle is more your speed, there’s plenty of gunfire and racing cars to catch your eye.

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- Julia Teti

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