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Stars Attend City Year Los Angeles’ 9th Annual Spring Break: Destination Education

Stars came out for City Year Los Angeles’ 9th annual Spring Break: Destination Education.

Simon Cowell, Terry Crews, and Rebecca King-Crews

Credit/Copyright: Rachel Murray/Getty Images for City Year Los Angeles

Spring Break: Destination Education is the organization’s largest fundraising event and celebration where A-list celebrities and industry insiders, along with their teens and tweens, came out in support of education in Los Angeles. The event featured a special performance by Brynn Cartelli, as well as food, games and interactive booths sponsored by top brands including Amazon, Aramark, Comcast NBCUniversal, E!, Jp Morgan Chase/Atom Tickets, Karma Tequila, Netflix, People, RealD, Sony, Spotify, Walmart, and Westfield.

The event was attended by 1,400 guests and raised $2.2 million.

City Year AmeriCorps members and supporters including Jonathan Adams, Sheldon Bailey, Jaylen Barron, Parker Bates, Garcelle Beauvais, Paxton Booth, Bre-z, Yvette Nicole Brown, Logan Browning, Janie Bryant, Dan Bucatinsky, Sierra Capri, Tia Carrere,
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Mid90s review – Jonah Hill's nostalgic nod to the mean streets of his youth

Skaters vie for status in a directorial debut that mixes Scorsese-like extravagance with moments of smartly observed subtlety

Skateboarding movies look as if they’ve absorbed the aesthetic of skateboarding itself: reckless, affectless, directionless and anaesthetised, the kind of activity where it’s important to mask pain if you fall heavily on the asphalt, though the pain is there. They have created a distinct style of their own over the years, since the mid-90s, in fact: a kind of indie-stonewashed, handheld moviemaking, lit as it were from the glow of a setting sun across an empty parking lot, and filmed as if by the participants themselves or by someone too old to be hanging out with them. For his debut movie as a writer-director, 35-year-old Jonah Hill has come up with an accomplished and watchable film in this style, nearly a pastiche, about a very male world as these
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Second Opinion – Mid90s (2018)

Mid90s, 2018.

Directed by Jonah Hill.

Starring Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges, Olan Prenatt, Na-kel Smith, Gio Galicia, Ryder McLaughlin, Jerrod Carmichael, and Katherine Waterston.


Stevie (Sunny Suljic) is just like a lot of other boys growing up in 90s Los Angeles; he has an oppressive older brother (Lucas Hedges) who won’t let him touch his stuff, a single parent mother (Katherine Waterston), and a desire to hang with the cool kids. In this case, a group of teen skaters, who fast become Stevie’s friends for one unforgettable summer.

Built around Sunny Suljic’s Stevie, as he drifts through a series of adolescent rights of passage, Mid90s is a film that manages to successfully veer in tone, from the brutality of the abuse at the hands, or should that be fists, or his older brother, played with a furrowed brow intensity by Lucas Hedges, through to the
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Movie Review – Mid90s (2018)

Mid90s, 2018.

Directed by Jonah Hill.

Starring Sunny Suljic, Na-Kel Smith, Olan Prenatt, Ryder McLaughlin, Gio Galicia, Lucas Hedges, Katherine Waterston and Alexa Demie.


A 13-year-old kid desperate for attention finds himself welcomed into a group of skateboarders in 90s La.

“You should look up to me,” says a teenage character during the first act of Mid90s, adding: “I smoke, I skate, I fuck bitches”. These are the questionable role models in the life of impressionable youngster Stevie (Sunny Suljic), who falls in with a group of older skateboarders in the La of the titular time period. The movie is the directorial debut of Jonah Hill, who also penned the script, based loosely on his own experiences in the California skating scene during his youth.

It’s an unusual film that spends its 85 minutes delivering a slice of life take on its characters, existing in their world rather
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Bo Report: ‘Shazam!’ works its magic while ‘Pet Sematary’ underperforms


New Line/DC Entertainment’s family superhero adventure Shazam! was the dominant title in Australia last weekend without matching the heights of its Us launch while Paramount’s horror remake Pet Sematary underperformed.

Despite the new entrants the national box office trailed the previous frame, weighed down by a lousy debut for Paramount’s animated fantasy adventure Wonder Park and steep second weekend drops by Disney’s Dumbo and Universal’s Us.

Among the specialty releases, Icelandic environmental comedy drama Woman at War had a decent start and Us coming-of-age film Mid90s opened impressively.

The top 20 titles’ takings dropped by 10 per cent to $13.5 million, according to Numero. Directed by David F. Sandberg (best known for horror films Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation), Shazam! conjured up $4.4 million on 507 screens and $4.7 million including previews for Warner Bros.

In the Us the movie starring Asher Angel as a teenager who transforms
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The Best Movie New to Every Major Streaming Platform in April 2019

Netflix may get most of the attention, but it’s hardly a one-stop shop for cinephiles who are looking to stream essential classic and contemporary films. Each of the prominent streaming platforms — and there are more of them all the time — caters to its own niche of film obsessives. From chilling horror fare on Shudder, to esoteric (but unmissable) festival hits on the newly launched, IndieWire’s monthly guide will highlight the best of what’s coming to every major streaming site, with an eye towards exclusive titles and bonus features that may help readers decide which of these services is right for them.

Here’s the best of the best for April 2019.

Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime has become the most reliable platform for exclusive streaming access to exciting indie and foreign movies. Netflix might get “Infinity War,” but Amazon Prime gets “Shoplifters.” Netflix might get “Solo,” but Amazon Prime gets “Cold War.
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‘Mid90s’ Review: Dir. Jonah Hill (2019)

Mid90s review: Having starred in Netflix’s Maniac last year and recently said goodbye to Snoutlout and the How to Train your Dragon franchise with The Hidden World, Jonah Hill now heads behind the camera for A24’s slice of life piece Mid90s – which opened this year’s Glasgow Film Fest.


In between Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born, John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place, Ralph FiennesThe White Crow and now Hill’s Mid90s, a lot of actors have been jumping into the director’s seat of late. And hot on the heels of Skate Kitchen and Minding the Gap last year, skating is enjoying a bit hot streak at the centre of a lot of good films. Mid90s continues this, telling the story of young Stevie (Sunny Suljic) who takes a liking to skating and the respite it provides him from his
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Gff 2019: Mid90s Review

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Actor Jonah Hill’s feature debut Mid90s is a masterfully executed, tender and beautifully evocative coming-of-age story. Written as well as directed by Hill, the film follows a teenage boy in 1990s-era Los Angeles as he spends his summer forming new and dangerous friendships away from his troubled home life.

13-year-old Stevie (Sunny Suljic) lives in La with his aggressive older brother Ian (Lucas Hedges) and single mother Dabney (Katherine Waterston). In between taking regular beatings from Ian for no apparent reason and playing truant from school, Stevie becomes fascinated by a group of older punk skaters after a chance meeting at the Motor Avenue Sketeshop. Back home, the teenager trades with his brother for an 80s kids skateboard and later brings it to the shop in the hope of fitting in with the others. There, he befriends Ruben who later introduces him to the rest of the group: Ray,
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Glasgow Film Festival 2019 Review – Mid90s

Mid90s, 2018.

Directed by Jonah Hill.

Starring Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges, Olan Prenatt, Na-kel Smith, Gio Galicia, Ryder McLaughlin, Jerrod Carmichael, and Katherine Waterston.


A young boy in 1990’s Los Angeles spends his summer with older, teen skaters while battling his home life.

From drawing illustrious, hilarious variations of penises, to earning Oscar nominations, Jonah Hill’s metamorphosis from quick-witted comic into high-calibre performer has been glorious. His foray into working behind the camera is similarly remarkable; a transportive coming-of-age film, coming from gold dust distributor A24 and shot in 4:3 on 16mm, with a roster of unknown actors amidst established talent. As far as debut features go, this is dope.

You’re thrown in as abruptly as it ends; Stevie (Sunny Suljic) is thrown through the door into the wall, subsequently pummelled to the ground by his hulkish older brother, Ian (Lucas Hedges). Despite the agony of these brotherly beatings,
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Full list of winners from the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards

The Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced the winners of the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday night, with Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma named Best Picture and the top TV honours going to The Americans (Best Drama Series), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Best Comedy Series) and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (Best Limited Series).

Along with Best Picture, Roma was named Best Foreign Language Film while Alfonso Cuaron was honoured with Best Director and Best Cinematography. Christian Bale received the Best Actor and Best Actor in a Comedy awards for his role as Dick Cheney in Vice, the Best Actress award was split between Glenn Close (The Wife) and Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born), and The Favourite was the recipient of Best Actress in a Comedy (Olivia Colman) and Best Acting Ensemble.

Check out the full list of winners here…

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Lady Gaga! Christian Bale! See the Full Critics' Choice Awards 2019 Winners List

The critics have spoken.

See who took home trophies for this year’s best TV shows and movies at the 2019 Critics Choice Awards, broadcast Sunday night on the CW, below.


Best Picture

Black Panther


The Favourite

First Man

Green Book

If Beale Street Could Talk

Mary Poppins Returns


A Star Is Born


Best Director

Damien Chazelle – First Man

Bradley CooperA Star Is Born

Alfonso Cuarón – Roma

Peter Farrelly – Green Book

Yorgos LanthimosThe Favourite

Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman

Adam McKay – Vice

Best Actor

Christian Bale – Vice

Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born

Willem Dafoe – At Eternity
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Critics’ Choice Awards 2019 Winners: ‘Roma’ Takes Best Picture, Director

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Critics’ Choice Awards 2019 Winners: ‘Roma’ Takes Best Picture, Director
Roma” was the big winner at the Critics’ Choice Awards, winning Best Picture, Foreign-Language Film, Director, and Cinematography (both for Alfonso Cuarón). Other honorees include Christian Bale, who was named Best Actor for his performance as Dick Cheney in “Vice,” and Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”) and Glenn Close (“The Wife”), who tied for Best Actress.

Hosted by Taye Diggs and presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (Bfca) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (Btja), this year’s ceremony finds “The Favourite” living up to its name by leading all films with 14 nominations. Yorgos Lanthimos’ period piece is followed by fellow Best Picture nominees “Black Panther” (12 nods), “First Man” (10), and “Vice” (9).

The broadcast is airing live on the CW, and IndieWire will be updating the list of winners throughout the show.

Best Picture

Black Panther


The Favourite

First Man

Green Book

“If Beale Street Could Talk”

Mary Poppins Returns
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Live Stream the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards: How to Watch the Awards Show

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The awards shows will continue until morale improves. Next up in the season that never truly ends are the Critics’ Choice Awards, which air on The CW tonight at 7:00 p.m. Est. Taye Diggs is hosting the ceremony, which takes place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica and is presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. “The Favourite” leads all films with 14 nominations, followed by fellow Best Picture nominee “Black Panther.” So how to watch the ceremony if you don’t have cable?

It may be a little tricky. You can use an over-the-air antenna on the off chance that you have one (and The CW’s website has information on how to find your local channel), or you can use YouTube TV, Hulu With Live TV, or DirecTV Now. If none of those work for you, worry not: IndieWire will be
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Tonight is the Critics Choice Awards!

Another weekend, another awards gala being broadcast for all of our enjoyment! Just in case you forgot, we have one today to enjoy. This time around, it’s the Broadcast Film Critics Association and their Critics Choice Awards. Getting to see who and what the Bfca favors should be a treat. If nothing else, it’ll be an interesting show, that’s for sure… As a reminder, here are the Critics Choice nominees for the film categories: Best Picture “Black Panther” “BlacKkKlansman” “The Favourite” “First Man” “Green Book” “If Beale Street Could Talk” “Mary Poppins Returns” “Roma” “A Star Is Born” “Vice” Best Actor Christian Bale – “ViceBradley Cooper – “A Star Is BornWillem Dafoe – “At Eternity’s Gate” Ryan Gosling – “First ManEthan Hawke – “First ReformedRami Malek – “Bohemian RhapsodyViggo Mortensen – “Green Book” Best Actress Yalitza Aparicio – “RomaEmily Blunt – “Mary Poppins ReturnsGlenn Close – “The WifeToni Collette
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Jonah Hill's 'Mid90s', Brian Welsh's 'Beats' to bookend 2019 Glasgow Film Festival

Jonah Hill's 'Mid90s', Brian Welsh's 'Beats' to bookend 2019 Glasgow Film Festival
The festival runs from February 20 – March 3.

The 15th edition of Glasgow Film Festival (February 20 – March 3) will open with the UK premiere of Mid90s, Jonah Hill’s directorial debut.

Brian Welsh’s Beats, the adaptation of Scottish playwright Kieran Hurley’s play executive produced by Steven Soderbergh, will close the event, also in its UK bow.

Hill’s coming-of-age drama follows a 13-year-old boy who hangs out with a group of older skateboarders in 1990s Los Angeles. Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges and Katherine Waterson all star in the film, which first screened at Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018.

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Glasgow announces opening and closing films by Amber Wilkinson - 2019-01-08 07:54:06

Lucas Hedges and Sunny Suljic in Mid90s Photo: Courtesy of Glasgow Film Festival Glasgow Film Festival has announced it will open its 15th edition on February 20 with the UK premiere of Jonah Hill's directorial debut Mid90s and close on March 3 with the UK premiere of Brian Welsh's Beats.

Hill's coming-of-age comedy drama, which will have its European premiere in Berlin, tells the story of a 13-year-old boy who begins to hang out with a group of older skateboarders in La. It stars Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges and Katherine Waterston.

Festival co-director Allison Gardner said: “We are honoured and delighted to be opening our 15th edition with Jonah Hill’s thrilling and moving directorial debut. The film is a beautifully crafted coming-of-age story that feels authentic, and the young actors give naturalistic and heartfelt performances that stay with you. The Opening Gala sets the ball rolling on
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New to Streaming: ‘Bad Times at the El Royale,’ ‘Mid90s,’ ‘The Turin Horse,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’re highlighting the noteworthy titles that have recently hit platforms. Check out this week’s selections below and an archive of past round-ups here.

Bad Times at the El Royale (Drew Goddard)

Drew Goddard’s follow-up to The Cabin in the Woods seemed to come and go without much fervor this past fall, but there are more than a few reasons to seek it out. Less labyrinthine-esque plotted than his last film, perhaps the fairly straightforward ending threw people for a loop, but I appreciated the well-spun crime drama, which takes more than a few compelling detours. And if you also thought Cynthia Erivo was wasted in Steve McQueen’s Widows, she gets a much more fleshed-out supporting turn here and reason enough to watch. – Jordan R.

Where to Stream: Amazon,
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‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’ Review

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Stars: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Colleen Camp, Sunny Suljic, Lorenza Izzo, Braxton Bjerken, Vanessa Anne Williams | Written by Eric Kripke | Directed by Eli Roth

Lewis Barnavelt, after losing his parents, is sent to Michigan to live with his uncle Jonathan. He discovers his uncle is a warlock, and enters a world of magic and sorcery. But this power is not limited to good people: Lewis learns of Isaac Izard, an evil wizard who constructed a magical clock with black magic, as long as it exists it will keep ticking, counting down to doomsday. He died before he could finish the clock, but he hid the clock in his house, where Uncle Jonathan now lives. Now Lewis and Jonathan must find the clock before it finishes its countdown and ends the world.

The most exciting and endearing aspect of Eli Roth’s first foray
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'Bad Times at the El Royale' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical A Simple Favor Fahrenheit 11/9 (documentary; Michael Moore; rated R) The House with a Clock in Its Walls Venom (superhero sci-fi; Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, Woody Harrelson...
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Berlin Panorama Lineup: Tilda Swinton, Jonah Hill, Jamie Bell, Pj Harvey & Pauline Kael

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The Berlin Film Festival has revealed a large selection of movies for its Panorama strand. Section head Paz Lázaro and co-curator and programme manager Michael Stütz have revealed 22 titles, 14 of which will be world premieres.

Among highlights are Jonah Hill’s directorial debut Mid90s; Jamie Bell starrer Skin, about the USA’s neo-Nazi scene; Tilda Swinton drama The Souvenir; and What She Said: The Art Of Pauline Kael, about the legendary film critic.

Panorama Films:

37 Seconds – Japan

by Hikari (Mitsuyo Miyazaki)

with Mei Kayama, Misuzu Kanno, Makiko Watanabe, Shunsuke Daitō, Yuka Itaya

World premiere – Debut film

Director Hikari, aka Mitsuyo Miyazaki, tells the story of Yuma, a young Japanese woman who suffers from cerebral palsy. Torn between her obligations towards her family and her dream to become a manga artist, Yuma struggles to lead a self-determined life.

Dafne – Italy

by Federico Bondi

with Carolina Raspanti, Antonio Piovanelli,
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