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Watch Judd Apatow Talk Meeting Bruce Springsteen on 'Fallon'

Watch Judd Apatow Talk Meeting Bruce Springsteen on 'Fallon'
Longtime Bruce Springsteen fan Judd Apatow talked about his one interaction with the rock legend on Tuesday's Tonight Show.

Apatow, in New York to promote his new Netflix comedy special as well as catch Springsteen's Broadway residency, told Jimmy Fallon, "I've only met him once before, which was in 1991, Garry Shandling hosted the Grammys and I was writing for him, and I said to Garry, 'We're taking a picture with Bruce Springsteen because you're the host and you're allowed to do that.'"

Apatow previously posted the photo with Springsteen
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Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations: ‘Three Billboards’ Dominates, ‘The Post’ Shut Out

Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations: ‘Three Billboards’ Dominates, ‘The Post’ Shut Out
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Martin McDonagh’s blood-soaked revenge thriller, dominated the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations on Wednesday, picking up a leading four nods. The film was recognized for its ensemble acting, while the performances of stars Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, and Woody Harrelson were all singled out. “Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig’s tender coming-of-age comedy, was close behind with three nods, including nominations for best ensemble, and a best actress and best supporting actress nomination for Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf, respectively.

Both of those films have been major forces in this fall’s awards race. However, Steven Spielberg’s “The Post,” thought to be a contender, was shut out, with stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks failing to make the cut.

In addition to “Lady Bird” and “Three Billboards,” the other films recognized for their ensemble were “The Big Sick,” “Get Out,” and “Mudbound.” “The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro’s monster
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Surprises highlight the Screen Actors Guild nominations

Moments ago, the Screen Actors Guild nominations for 2017 were announced, and boy did they contain some surprises. SAG hit on a fair number of the expected contenders, but they went in notably different directions as well, including a few huge snubs. Being the first of the Guilds to announce, that’s important. Their tastes will be what to watch. So, seeing Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri do so well is worth paying attention to, along with how Get Out was embraced. SAG is just one Guild, but they’ve now set the tone. It’s going to be fascinating to see where the race goes from here. Things are getting really exciting… Below, you’ll be able to see all of the nominees, but just know that things were led at SAG by Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Also doing very well was Lady Bird, potentially setting up a big fight to the finish there,
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Here Are the 2018 SAG Award Nominees!

Nominations for the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards have been released! The awards honor acting in both TV and movies, which makes the show especially exciting. Call Me By Your Name, The Crown, and more picked up noms on Wednesday morning during the announcement from Olivia Munn, Niecy Nash, and SAG-aftra president Gabrielle Carteris. Get a look at all the nominees before the show in January, which will be hosted by Kristen Bell! Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture The Big Sick Get Out Lady Bird Mudbound Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role Judi Dench, Victoria and Abdul Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Margot Robbie, I, Tonya Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name James Franco,
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The Disaster Artist Review

I have to wonder about the experience of the uninitiated going into The Disaster Artist, mainly because they don’t have the background hilarity of The Room arming them against analyzing what director/star James Franco is about to lay out before them.

The Disaster Artist, based on Greg Sestero’s memoir “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made,” tells the story of Greg’s adventure with Tommy Wiseau, before and during the production of The Room. The Room is famously, and almost universally, considered to be the worst movie ever made. It is, by the way, only a movie that was made at all in a very technical sense. That is the sense in which anyone who wants to pay around $6 million to make a movie and then pay a theater to screen it for a couple of weeks can also have a movie “made.
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SAG Awards Nominations 2018: Full List of Nominees

SAG Awards Nominations 2018: Full List of Nominees
The 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations are in, and a slew of beloved TV and movie actors are celebrating!

On Wednesday morning, Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash announced the nominees from the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California, and were full of witty banter. Those nominated for Outstanding Action Performances by Stunt Ensembles in both television and film were also announced by SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams and SAG Awards Committee Member Elizabeth McLaughlin prior to Munn and Nash taking the stage.

The 2018 SAG Awards airs Jan. 21 on both TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. Est, with Kristen Bell as the show's first-ever host.

Niecy Nash and Olivia Munn announce the 24th Annual SAG Awards nominees at SilverScreen Theater at the Pacific Design Center on Dec. 13, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.

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Here's a look at the list of nominees:

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Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name

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SAG Award Nominations: Complete List

SAG Award Nominations: Complete List
Nominations for the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced on Wednesday morning.

Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash revealed the nominees from the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. TNT, TBS, and truTV aired the announcement, which was also available to stream online, starting at 7 a.m. Pt/10 a.m Et. Presenters were joined by SAG-aftra president Gabrielle Carteris, SAG Awards committee chair JoBeth Williams, and SAG Awards committee member Elizabeth McLaughlin.

Big Little Lies,” “Stranger Things,” and “Glow” each scored four nods on the TV side, while “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” landed four nominations and “Lady Bird” received three for film.

Kristen Bell will host the SAG Awards on Jan. 21. The ceremony, recognizing top performances in television and film, will air live on both TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. Et.

Here is the full list of nominations:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:

Timothee Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name

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SAG Awards 2018 Film Nominations

SAG Awards 2018 Film Nominations
The 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Award nominations are underway at West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center. Presenters Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash are revealing which actors will be honored by their peers in the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-aftra) at next month’s ceremony, which for the first time will feature a host, Kristen Bell of “The Good Place.”

Read the list of film nominees below, which are being updated live.

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:

The Big Sick

Get Out

Lady Bird

Mudbound

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture:

Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name

James Franco, “The Disaster Artist

Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out

Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour

Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:

Steve Carell,
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Oscars: Best Picture Field Shifts Into Focus

Oscars: Best Picture Field Shifts Into Focus
Critics group superlatives and top 10 lists may have been flying around for two weeks, but now that Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World” and the Hugh Jackman musical “The Greatest Showman” have finally screened, and with Disney’s epic “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” premiere out of the way, everything in the Oscar hunt has really and truly been seen. So let’s take the first real educated pulse of this year’s best picture landscape.

It has been the year without a frontrunner since the Venice/Telluride/Toronto starting gun, and the news is: It still is. Even with highly anticipated prestige players like Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” and Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread” on the board, no film has stepped up and seized the burdensome status of being “the one to beat.” Ask around and you’ll probably get a half-dozen answers: “It’s ‘Dunkirk’s’ to lose.” “‘Lady Bird’ could
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Film Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Turns Up the Volume

Chicago – Everything that could be thrown into the Stars Wars legend – and the official story – is present in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” With three concurrent stories converging into an amped-up climax, all manner of Star Wars-mania and fan satisfaction can be realized in Episode 8.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Taking over for Episode 7 director J.J. Abrams is Rian Johnson (“Brick,” “The Brothers Bloom”), a more independent and offbeat helmsman. He obviously wanted to establish his own heartbeat in the series and did it by the balancing act of the complex stories (he also wrote the script), that all erupted over each other to effectively emerge together at the conclusion. It is an epic tale, much like the audacity of a seafaring novel written in the 19th Century, with conflict and emotion that have a bearing on both the older and new characters in the canon. This is not your Daddy’s Star Wars,
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FilmBookCast Ep. 72 – The Disaster Artist

FilmBookCast Ep. 72 FilmBookCast is an entertainment industry news podcast about the latest movie and television show news.During each episode, FilmBook contributor Mike Smith and his co-host Mike DeCriscio also review a motion picture that has recently been released. This week they’re taking on the new film from director James Franco, The Disaster Artist. The [...]

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SAG Awards Film Predictions 2018: Laying Oscar Odds for ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘The Post,’ and ‘Call Me By Your Name’

SAG Awards Film Predictions 2018: Laying Oscar Odds for ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘The Post,’ and ‘Call Me By Your Name’
Many awards shows are important to the Oscars; they act as divining rods, pointing toward the films in toppling screener piles that most deserve voters’ attentions. However, tomorrow’s announcement of the Screen Actors Award nominees stands alone. Like the other Hollywood guilds, SAG voters actually overlap with the Academy — and no guild is more predictive of the actual race.

SAG TV and film nominating committees attend screenings in eight national markets. When it comes to the final vote, all national SAG/AFTRA members weigh in via online screenings and voting. (Last year’s voters numbered 121,000.) This year’s blissfully brief two-hour SAG Awards will air live January 21, right before Oscar nominations are announced on January 23.

While being slightly more mainstream, SAG Awards voters tend to align with the Academy actors branch and adds momentum to certain races. The SAG Ensemble award often presages the eventual Oscar Best Picture winner: Last year,
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SAG Awards Film Predictions 2018: Laying Oscar Odds for ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘The Post,’ and ‘Call Me By Your Name’

SAG Awards Film Predictions 2018: Laying Oscar Odds for ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘The Post,’ and ‘Call Me By Your Name’
Many awards shows are important to the Oscars; they act as divining rods, pointing toward the films in toppling screener piles that most deserve voters’ attentions. However, tomorrow’s announcement of the Screen Actors Award nominees stands alone. Like the other Hollywood guilds, SAG voters actually overlap with the Academy — and no guild is more predictive of the actual race.

SAG TV and film nominating committees attend screenings in eight national markets. When it comes to the final vote, all national SAG/AFTRA members weigh in via online screenings and voting. (Last year’s voters numbered 121,000.) This year’s blissfully brief two-hour SAG Awards will air live January 21, right before Oscar nominations are announced on January 23.

While being slightly more mainstream, SAG Awards voters tend to align with the Academy actors branch and adds momentum to certain races. The SAG Ensemble award often presages the eventual Oscar Best Picture winner: Last year,
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‘Loving Vincent’: How an Unknown Distributor Beat Its Competitors to Find This Runaway Hit

‘Loving Vincent’: How an Unknown Distributor Beat Its Competitors to Find This Runaway Hit
With screens at a premium, the holiday zone is a hostile climate even for the most-established film distributors. To successfully release an animated biopic funded by the Polish Film Institute — with only modest reviews, via virtually unknown distributor Good Deed Entertainment — the odds were, to be generous, unkind.

Loving Vincent” outsmarted all of us. With $20 million worldwide since its September 22 bow, it’s the highest gross in years for a film that’s never seen more than 250 theaters. On Saturday it won a European Film Award, today a Golden Globe nomination for Best Animated Feature; an Oscar nomination could follow.

Read More:‘Loving Vincent’ Review: The World’s First Oil-Painted Feature is a Truly Insane Vincent van Gogh Tribute — Telluride

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, “Loving Vincent” used 125 painters to reimagine much of Van Gogh’s work and to retrace the final days of his life. The artists
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UK box office suffers worst week in years as The Last Jedi looms

Snowy weather and the upcoming release of the new Star Wars film created a perfect storm for the UK top 10, but things were rosier for Jumanji, Paddington 2 and The Disaster Artist

A perfect storm of factors combined to depress UK box office to its worst weekend in recent years. Most significantly, the arrival of Star Wars: The Last Jedi this Thursday (14 December) means that distributors gave the 8 December date a wide berth, not wanting to release a major film and then have it knocked off screens six days later. But the snowy weather at the weekend across much of the UK cannot have helped, with families preferring sledging activities to daytime cinema outings, and transport disrupted. Finally, a couple of more commercially promising titles that were available to audiences – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Fox animation Ferdinand – were still at the preview stage, and so the box office
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Test Audiences Didn’t Believe ‘The Disaster Artist’ Is A True Story

The Room” is a truly special film. Written, directed, and starring Tommy Wiseau, its famous for just how spectacularly awful it is. And in a world filled with plenty of bad movies, “The Room” rises above all the rest not just because of the horrible acting, writing, set design, and everything else, but also for the legendary behind-the-scenes antics of Wiseau. These near legendary stories are so strange that it’s hard to believe that any of them are actually true.

Continue reading Test Audiences Didn’t Believe ‘The Disaster Artist’ Is A True Story at The Playlist.
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SAG Awards TV Predictions 2018: Why ‘The Deuce’ and ‘Glow’ Could Disrupt the Race

SAG Awards TV Predictions 2018: Why ‘The Deuce’ and ‘Glow’ Could Disrupt the Race
The Golden Globes are traditionally TV’s awards disrupters. With so many new shows nominated, it elevates them long enough to (potentially) make a difference at the Emmys. But the SAG Awards are a more telling barometer of industry enthusiasm.

Actors make up a large chunk of the TV Academy membership — much more so than the 80-odd members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — which means seeing what they’re rewarding in December can often predict what might be a player when Emmy season begins next spring.

With so many shows launching in April to take advantage of Emmy voting, series that premiere in the fall need Globes and SAG Awards love to keep buzz alive through the winter and into the spring. Shows like “The Deuce,” “Glow,” “Ozark,” “Mindhunter,” “Godless,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” and “Smilf” are aiming for a little extra attention right now.

Read More:‘Big Little Lies
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Listen To James Franco Hilariously Answering “The Disaster Artist” Billboard Phone Number

It barely sounds like James Franco answering The Disaster Artist Billboard phone number but it’s him. His attempt to sound like Tommy Wiseau is fair but doesn’t have quite the same pitch and tone. If you hear the two of them speak then you’d know that there is a huge difference between their voices. Yet now that he’s come out with his own film called The Disaster Movie as a lead-in, or homage, or something to The Room, Franco took it upon himself to answer several calls that were phoned in to the number on the billboard. This is perhaps

Listen To James Franco Hilariously Answering “The Disaster Artist” Billboard Phone Number
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