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Move over, Nigella: the YouTube food stars taking a bite out of TV's top chefs

From making Skittles from scratch to tasting gold leaf pizzas, a new generation of gastronomists are swapping Netflix and the BBC for Diy cookery shows

Any hungry person with a Netflix subscription will tell you that this is a golden age for food TV, with opulent, big-budget shows such as Chef’s Table, Ugly Delicious and Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat offering feasts for the eyes as well as the tastebuds.

But over on YouTube, a slew of pretenders to the throne are making a virtue of more modest budgets, like canny food-truck chefs giving Michelin-starred restaurants a run for their money. They can’t boast the exotic locations or multicamera setups of Netflix’s shows, but thanks to their wit, charisma and concepts, that doesn’t really matter.
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On the Set with Pet Sematary’s Producer

Nick Morgulis Apr 5, 2019

Producer Mark Vahradian drills down into the making of Pet Sematary

This article contains spoilers for Pet Sematary.

Mark Vahradian has been a producer or executive producer on the Transformers franchise, as well as movies like Deepwater Horizon, Salt, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and more. He’s also produced horror films such as 1408 and The Devil Inside, but now he wades into Stephen King territory as a producer on the new adaptation of the author’s classic 1983 novel Pet Sematary.

Like producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and screenwriter Jeff Buhler, Vahradian felt the gravity of adapting one of King’s darkest and best-known novels, especially since there was already a film version in 1989 that has been generally held in solid regard.

But this grim tale of an innocent family torn asunder by unexpected death, grief and a hidden, ancient burial ground suffused with a malevolent power was
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The Craft Remake Gets Band Aid Director Zoe Lister-Jones

The Craft was supposed to get a true sequel, but those plans have been halted. It was rumored earlier this week that Blumhouse had trashed the idea of a follow-up instead going the remake route. That has now been confirmed, as Columbia Pictures partners with Jason Blum for this redo about four high school witches whose power grows a little out of control.

As stated by the recent rumors, it is now confirmed that Zoe Lister Jones is going to write and direct this contemporary retelling of the 90s horror classic The Craft. The previous synopsis for the remake sounded like it was hitting all the same notes as the original. And it won't go the gender-swap route, which is a popular trend in Hollywood. But that seems reserved solely for boy franchises. These witches will remain female.

When starting at a new school, Hannah befriends Tabby, Lourdes, and Frankie
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A24, Iac Films Forming Joint Venture To Generate Non-Fiction Limited Series & Films; Netflix Exec Ben Cotner To Steer It

  • Deadline
Exclusive: A24 and Iac Films are forming a joint venture to generate non-fiction limited series and feature films. To run it, they’ve just hired away top flight Netflix executive Ben Cotner, who oversaw the docu series Wild Wild Country, Ugly Delicious, and Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat.

This is going to be a major new venture, and one that extends the burgeoning relationship between A24 and Iac Films, latter of which is the division run by Barry Diller, Scott Rudin and Eli Bush. This is all happening in real time, and they’ve not yet found a name for it. This is going to a major focus for Rudin and Bush as the A24 relationship continues to grow.

A24 and Iac have so far teamed on such acclaimed films as the Greta Gerwig-directed Lady Bird, the Alex Garland-directed Ex Machina, the Bo Burnham-directed Eighth Grade and the Jonah Hill-directed Mid90s.
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2019 Cinema Audio Society Awards nominations: Oscar frontrunner ‘A Star is Born’ plus ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘First Man’ …

2019 Cinema Audio Society Awards nominations: Oscar frontrunner ‘A Star is Born’ plus ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘First Man’ …
The Cinema Audio Society Awards nominees for Best Sound Mixing are: “Black Panther,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “First Man,” “A Quiet Place” and “A Star is Born.” Historically, only about two-thirds of the Csa nominees go on to contend at the Oscars. However, we are predicting that all five of this year’s guild nominees will go on to reap Oscar bids for Best Sound Mixing. “A Star is Born” is our overwhelming frontrunner to win both awards.

Predict Oscar nominations now; change them till January 22

This year’s Cas nominees for sound mixing in an animated feature are: “The Grinch,” “The Incredibles 2,” “Isle of Dogs,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” And the documentary feature contenders are: “Fahrenheit 11/9,” “Free Solo,” “Quincy” and two films directed by Morgan Neville, “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

On the TV front, the
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‘Killing Jesus’ Wins Big at Colombia’s 2018 Macondo Academy Awards

  • Variety
‘Killing Jesus’ Wins Big at Colombia’s 2018 Macondo Academy Awards
The Macondos, Colombia’s Academy Awards, were held over the weekend, and Laura Mora’s “Killing Jesus” was the big winner, scooping five awards, including best picture for a Colombian feature.

The win caps off a whirlwind 14 months since the film’s 2017 Toronto world premiere and San Sebastian European premiere, where it won the Eroski Youth Award, Fedeora Award and two special mentions.

A semi-autobiographical film, “Killing Jesus” unspools in Medellin, the base of operations for Pablo Escobar’s cartel, which still suffers reverberations of the violence from his time as the world’s most notorious drug kingpin. Mora used non-professional actors to tell the revenge story of a young girl whose father is gunned down right before her eyes, and who, after a chance encounter with the killer at a nightclub, decides to embark on a mission of revenge.

Diego Ramirez’s Bogota and Cali-based 64A Films, the Colombian
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Is Netflix's The Final Table culinary TV's last supper?

It’s MasterChef, but the contestants have Michelin stars and hard-won culinary empires of their own. Why are they debasing themselves like this?

Netflix doesn’t make food programmes. No, instead Netflix flings itself at the feet of the food industry, writhing and scraping with boggle-eyed reverence at anyone who looks as if they know how to make dinner. There is Chef’s Table, a gelatinously sycophantic squirm up the backside of celebrity chefs. Netflix has Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, where Samin Nosrat pretty much just closes her eyes and hums whenever she gets within 15ft of food.

And now Netflix has The Final Table, a food show that is just as slavishly enthusiastic as its peers, but in a slightly different way. Chef’s Table and its ilk are only gently onanistic. The Final Table, though, is just absurd. It’s Nicolas Cage’s Face/Off character, blasted off his
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Chris Pratt in Early Talks to Star in ‘The Saint’ Movie Reboot

  • Variety
Paramount Pictures is in early negotiations with Chris Pratt to star in a movie reboot of “The Saint,” two decades after Val Kilmer’s thriller and 50 years after Roger Moore’s TV series.

Pratt’s deal is not closed. He became a worldwide star after headlining Disney-Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies and “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018) and its upcoming sequel (2019). He also starred in “Passengers” with Jennifer Lawrence, and long-running NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation.”

The studio secured a deal for book series rights in 2016 and set up a producing deal with Lorenzo di Bonaventura with the goal of starting an action franchise.

The Saint” is based on Leslie Charteris’ book series, which follow the debonair Simon Templar character first introduced in the 1928 novel “Meet the Tiger,” followed by “Enter the Saint” in 1930. Templar stole from corrupt politicians and warmongers, leaving a calling card of a stick figure with a halo.
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Garrett Hedlund and Kelly Macdonald to star in Dirt Music

According to Deadline, Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound) and Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire) are in talks to star in an adaptation of Tim Winton’s Booker Prize-nominated novel Dirt Music.

The film is being produced by Wildgaze Films (Brooklyn) and Aquarius Films (Lion) and will see Macdonald portraying Georgie, a fragile woman who embarks on an illicit affair with a young poacher (Hedlund) in the Australian outback. However, when Georgie’s partner gets wind of the romance, a chase ensues between the two men across Australia’s remote and unforgiving terrain.

Buffalo Soldiers and Unthinkable helmer Gregor Jordan is directing Dirt Music from a script by the ever-busy Jack Thorne.

A film adaptation of the 2002 novel has been in the works for close to a decade now, with Phillip Noyce previously attached to the director’s chair.

The post Garrett Hedlund and Kelly Macdonald to star in Dirt Music appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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Salt And Sanctuary Review (Nintendo Switch)

There’s something to be said for applauding the tribute band. The Fleetwood Mac and Guns or Roses of this world play the songs with all the energy and bravado of their idols and now and then deliver a performance that’s just as good, if not better, than the real thing.

Welcome Salt and Sanctuary to the stage. This little platformer wears its influences loudly and proudly, and one of its great strengths is that it never tries to be anything other than a tribute. Salt are souls, creeds are covenants and sanctuaries are bonfires. This is Dark Souls: The 2D edition, and the good news is that it’s brilliant.

Two years on from its release on the PlayStation 4 and PC, and time hasn’t robbed it of anything. Yes, there are more Souls imitators than ever before (add Nioh and The Surge to that growing list) but
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TVLine Items: Fred Rogers' PBS Encore, Blindspot Casts Schitt's Star and More

PBS is revisiting Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: The public broadcaster will air Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, this summer’s hit documentary about the the late Fred Rogers and his iconic children’s show, early next year.

To date, the film has made $20 million at the box office since its June 8 release, the largest gross for any biographical doc ever.

“It’s an extraordinarily uplifting piece,” PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger said at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Monday (per Adweek.com), adding that the “quiet man in the red cardigan … really caught fire this year.
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Oscars invite 928 new members in 2018: Complete list by branch (and 2014-2017 totals too)

Oscars invite 928 new members in 2018: Complete list by branch (and 2014-2017 totals too)
This year, a record 928 people were invited to join the motion picture academy and will be eligible to vote for the 2019 Oscars. Compare this intake to the totals of the previous four years: 774 in 2017; 683 in 2016; 322 in 2015; and 271 in 2014.

While Academy Awards nominees are automatically eligible for consideration, the rest of the candidates must go through a fairly cumbersome process. A candidate must meet certain branch specific requirements before even being eligible.

For example, actors must “have a minimum of three theatrical feature film credits, in all of which the roles played were scripted roles, one of which was released in the past five years, and all of which are of a caliber that reflect the high standards of the Academy.” For writers, directors and producers they need have just two of these credits.

The executive committee of the branch must endorse the application before forwarding it to the Board of Governors for final approval.
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The Academy Invites 928 New Members, from Daniel Kaluuya to Sufjan Stevens

In an astonishing move to swell the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences membership ranks, a record 928 artists and executives from 59 countries have been invited to join this year. The branches have increasingly actively sought eligible people to become Academy members, but the Board of Governors makes the final call; this year, they did not invite Kobe Bryant although he won an Oscar for animated short “Dear Basketball.”

Clearly, people of color (38 percent) and women (49 percent) are among the many invites, as the Academy continues to address its long-term white-male dominance. As always, actors make up the largest branch of the Academy, but many new members also come from overseas.

In 2017, the Academy invited 744 new members.

Seventeen Oscar winners are among the new invited members (Melissa Etheridge) and 92 Oscar nominees. Nine of the 17 branches invited more women than men. The percentage of women in the Academy has risen from
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The Academy Invites 928 New Members, from Daniel Kaluuya to Sufjan Stevens

The Academy Invites 928 New Members, from Daniel Kaluuya to Sufjan Stevens
In an astonishing move to swell the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences membership ranks, a record 928 artists and executives from 59 countries have been invited to join this year. The branches have increasingly actively sought eligible people to invite to join the Academy, but the Board of Governors makes the final call; this year, they did not invite Kobe Bryant to join although he won an Oscar for animated short “Dear Basketball.”

Clearly, people of color (38 percent) and women (49 percent) are among the many invites, as the Academy continues to address its long-term white-male dominance. As always, actors make up the largest branch of the Academy, but many new members also come from overseas.

In 2017, the Academy invited 744 new members.

Seventeen Oscar winners are among the new members and 92 Oscar nominees. Nine of the 17 branches invited more women than men. The percentage of women in the Academy has risen
See full article at Thompson on Hollywood »

Movie Academy Invites Record 928 For Membership; Focus On Diversity

  • Deadline
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is out with its 2018 list of invitations for membership. Here is the list of the record 928 folks from 59 countries. Note that 10 individuals (noted by an asterisk) have been invited to join the Academy by multiple branches; they must select one branch upon accepting membership.

New members will be welcomed into the Academy at invitation-only receptions in the fall.

Actors

Hiam Abbass – “Blade Runner 2049,” “The Visitor

Damián Alcázar – “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,” “El Crimen del Padre Amaro”

Naveen Andrews – “Mighty Joe Young,” “The English Patient

Gemma Arterton – “Their Finest,” “Quantum of Solace

Zawe Ashton – “Nocturnal Animals,” “Blitz

Eileen Atkins – “Gosford Park,” “Cold Mountain

Hank Azaria – “Anastasia,” “The Birdcage

Doona Bae – “Cloud Atlas,” “The Host

Christine Baranski – “Miss Sloane,” “Mamma Mia!”

Carlos Bardem – “Assassin’s Creed,” “Che”

Irene Bedard – “Smoke Signals,” “Pocahontas

Bill Bellamy – “Any Given Sunday,” “love jones”

Haley Bennett – “Thank You for Your Service,
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Academy Invites Record 928 New Members

  • Variety
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited a record number of new members, extending invites to 928 people.

The Academy topped last year’s record of 774 new members. It invited 683 members in 2016 and 322 in 2015, which were also record numbers.

The expansion of Academy membership to more than 9,200 stems from an ongoing effort to diversify its ranks following uproar over the lack of African-American nominees in 2015 and 2016, which culminated in 2016’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy. Two weeks after the widely criticized nominations were announced, AMPAS announced a goal to double the number of women and diverse members of the Academy by 2020.

If all the 2018 invitees accept, the overall membership would be 9,226.

Monday’s invitations, if accepted, will result in 38% of the Oscars’ governing body’s new class being comprised of people of color, increasing their representation from 13% in 2017 to 16%.

Meanwhile, the new class is 49% female, boosting the total representation of women
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Academy Invites Colossal List of 928 New Members

For the third consecutive year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has broken its own records and will invite a large, diverse and international group of film professionals to join the organization and vote for the Oscars, the Academy announced on Monday.

The record-shattering list of 928 who will be invited to join includes Emilia Clarke, Ann Dowd, Miles Teller, Evan Rachel Wood, Lena Headey, Harry Shearer and Jada Pinkett Smith. It follows the invitation of a record 683 new members in 2016, and then a new-record 774 members in 2017.

“Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling was also invited, as were directors Sean Baker, Luca Guadagnino, Ruben Ostlund, Lee Chang-dong and Chloe Zhao.

Also Read: No Kobe, No Problem: Oscars Academy's Class of 2018 on Track to Be as Big and Diverse as Last 2 Years'

Kendrick Lamar, who wrote music for “Black Panther,” was invited to join the Music Branch.

The invitations will go
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“There’s The Shark!!” Movie Fans Hilarious Reactions To The Meg Trailer

“Two things I like in life. A shark. And Statham!” Humans are deathly afraid of sharks, but we keep coming back for more everytime a new film is released about them.

Check out the “whoa” reactions, gasps and nervous laughs, as movie fans watch the trailer for The Meg, in theaters August 10. This is going to be so much fun!

The best quote is from the guy who says, “that’s why I don’t swim.” We can’t wait for this movie!

Jason Statham and Li Bingbing star in the science fiction action thriller The Meg, directed by Jon Turteltaub.

In the film, a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert
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Starz’s 2018 Emmy Fyc mailer highlights ‘Outlander,’ ‘Counterpart’ & ‘Howards End’

The Emmy mailer from Starz that went out to all 23,000 Emmy voters this spring includes 40 episodes from nine programs, each on a separate DVD. They are encased in a white hardcover book that has pictures, pull quotes from critics and lists of program and acting category submissions. Only the spreads for “Counterpart” and “Howards End” specifically ask voters to consider them additionally in the Best Writing and Directing races. The boxed set also includes a heavy golden card that has codes printed on it to access the Starz online Fyc screening room and the Starz app free this summer.

The only Starz program in contention that has received Emmy nominations previously is “Outlander,” for Best Period/Fantasy Costumes and Best Period Production Design for its second season and Best Series Music for its first season. It did not contend last year as it took an extended hiatus. Starz reaped nominations
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Sweetbitter Season 1 Episode 5 Review: Weird Night

If hope is the ugliest word, then hopelessness must be the runner-up. Sweetbitter Season 1 Episode 5 shows us just what hopelessness can drive people to do.

Ella Purnell (Tess), Daniyar (Sasha), and Katerina Tannenbaum had a big part in turning this episode into pure gold.

Their emotions, their pain, and their chaos were so wonderfully executed on-screen that they got a tear or two out of me. Exceptional work on an insanely good episode about an insane night.

However, you know what they say: there's a thin line between genius and insanity.

Let's break down the episode together, shall we?

The first scene where Will yells at Tess for making everything about her seemed strange on multiple levels. We don't get much of Tess's personal thoughts unless she talks to someone else.

In actuality, Sweetbitter has been using Tess's eyes and creeper skills to reveal the other stories surrounding her because
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