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Godzilla Blasts His Atomic Breath in Stunning King of the Monsters Poster

Godzilla Blasts His Atomic Breath in Stunning King of the Monsters Poster
We have a brand new poster for Godzilla: King of the Monsters. At this point, we've seen a couple of full-length trailers and some very meaty TV spots for the highly-anticipated movie. So, it's unlikely we're going to get much in the way of new footage ahead of its release next month. But that doesn't mean the studio isn't going to continue hammering away at us with all of the monster goodness this sequel has in store. Case in point, this new poster is about as epic as it gets.

This poster actually plays on one of the first images that was released for the sequel to director Gareth Edwards' 2014 Godzilla. We see the king himself standing in the middle of the ocean, looking straight toward the sky and blasting his atomic breath to the heavens. He's surrounded by ships and military personnel in various aircraft. The whole poster
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Godzilla 2 Will Unleash Never-Before-Seen Kaiju Monsters

Godzilla 2 Will Unleash Never-Before-Seen Kaiju Monsters
We already knew Godzilla: King of the Monsters was going to be a monster-packed affair, and it just got even more overstuffed with kaiju craziness. Not only are Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah, three classic Toho creations making their way to the big screen in this sequel, but it's been revealed that it's also going to contain at least one, if not more new monsters created specifically for this movie. That's a lot of monsters.

This new information comes directly from director Michael Dougherty, whose previous works include Krampus and Trick 'r Treat. He was on hand at Monsterpalooza over the weekend. Some of that event was overshadowed a tiny bit in the news cycle by the goings on at Star Wars Celebration. Dougherty, at one point, talked about what we can expect from the monsters in Godzilla 2 and he revealed this juicy little nugget. Here's what he had to say.
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Why Michelle Williams Won't Watch Her Own Movies

Why Michelle Williams Won't Watch Her Own Movies
Like many actors, Michelle Williams refuses to watch herself act onscreen. The 38-year-old actress, who rose to fame with Dawson's Creek in the late '90s and was later nominated for Oscars for her performances in the films Brokeback MountainBlue Valentine, My Week with Marilyn, and Manchester by the Sea, explained her reasoning on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday. "I love what I do, and I love being inside of it," she began. "And the experience of watching it takes me to the outside of the thing that I did, and my relationship with that is not as healthy." "It makes me timid," she continued. "I'll judge myself and then...
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Amazon Announces All Voices Film Festival for Filmmakers From Underrepresented Communities

Amazon Prime Video has announced the All Voices Film Festival, which will showcase short films from American filmmakers hailing from underrepresented and marginalized communities. The grand prize for the contest is $25,000 and a tour of Amazon Studios, with four finalists receiving $10,000; all five of them will be featured on Prime Video.

Submissions “must be created by or feature people from marginalized communities, such as people of color and ethnic, gender and religious minorities, Lgbtq people, veterans and people with disabilities,” according to Variety. Submissions open on April 8 and are capped at 40 minutes.

“At Amazon Studios, we are looking for passionate storytellers who reflect and represent all backgrounds, specifically so that we can share their experiences and stories. We created this opportunity because we wanted a way for underrepresented voices to be heard,” said Latasha Gillespie, Amazon Studios’ head of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Founded in 2010, Amazon Studios began distributing films
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Amazon Prime Video Launches Shorts Festival for Underrepresented Filmmakers

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Amazon Prime Video has announced it will launch the All Voices Film Festival, a short-film competition for U.S. filmmakers from underrepresented backgrounds to compete for a grand prize of $25,000.

Submissions must be created by or feature people from marginalized communities, such as people of color and ethnic, gender and religious minorities, Lgbtq people, veterans and people with disabilities. Entrants will produce and shoot a film up to 40 minutes long, and self-publish it to Prime Video where U.S. subscribers can view the submissions. Submissions open April 8.

A panel of judges from Amazon Studios, Prime Video and IMDb will judge the top performing titles based on customer engagement.

“At Amazon Studios, we are looking for passionate storytellers who reflect and represent all backgrounds, specifically so that we can share their experiences and stories. We created this opportunity because we wanted a way for underrepresented voices to be heard,” said Latasha Gillespie,
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Art-House Circuit Offers Alternate Route Into China for U.S. Films

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Art-House Circuit Offers Alternate Route Into China for U.S. Films
Despite some censorship of its gay content, “Bohemian Rhapsody” has broken the box office record in China for a film imported by the country’s small but growing National Alliance of Arthouse Cinemas. As of April 1, after just 10 days in theaters, the film has taken in RMB80.3 million ($11.1 million) in limited release. The movie has surpassed the alliance’s previous highest-grossing title — “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” which took in $10.3 million — and drawn attention to a little-known route for foreign films attempting to get into China without being hampered by the official quota for overseas titles.

The world’s most populous country has only a handful of dedicated art-house cinemas. Though Chinese art films continue to garner top prizes abroad, their box office prospects at home have historically been pitiable — so much so that, in 2016, a video went viral of an elderly producer literally getting on his knees to beg
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Casey Affleck’s Drama ‘Light of My Life’ Sells to Saban Films

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Saban Films has acquired U.S. rights to Casey Affleck’s narrative feature debut, “Light of My Life.”

The dystopian survival drama is written, directed by, and stars Affleck along with Anna Pniowsky (“PEN15”) and Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”). “Light of My Life” had its world premiere at last month’s Berlin International Film Festival.

The movie follows a father (Affleck) and child (Pniowsky) who journey through the outskirts of society a decade after a pandemic has wiped out half the world’s population. As a father struggles to protect his child at all costs, their bond, and the character of humanity, is tested.

“This has been a passion-driven project for the filmmakers, who have crafted a beautiful and sophisticated film, grounded with superb performances,” said Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley. “We couldn’t be more honored to be part of such a dedicated team. Our audiences will fall
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Ilana Glazer's False Positive Begins Shooting with Justin Theroux and Pierce Brosnan

Earlier this month we saw one-time comedian and Comedy Central star Jordan Peele continue on his journey to becoming one of the undisputed modern masters of horror with his doppelganger flick Us. And today we have word that fellow Comedy Central alumni and Broad City actress/creator Ilana Glazer may be looking to follow in Peele's footsteps with her upcoming horror movie False Positive. Glazer co-wrote the psychological horror film and will also produce for A24, and she will be joined in the cast by Justin Theroux and Pierce Brosnan as filming begins on Monday.

Exact plot details are being kept under wraps.

For those who might not know, Ilana Glazer is most well known for creating the hit series Broad City. But the comedian, actress, writer has also starred in Lucia Aniello's Rough Night co-starring Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell, Zo&#235 Kravitz, and Kate McKinnon; and Jonathan Levine's
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Godzilla Conquers the Titans in Epic New King of the Monsters TV Trailer

Godzilla Conquers the Titans in Epic New King of the Monsters TV Trailer
We have a brand new image and TV spot for Godzilla: King of the Monsters. We're just a couple of months out from what looks like it could be one of the biggest, literally, blockbusters of the year. There are four gigantic monsters, Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah, all about to throw down in epic fashion before our very eyes. This is the movie monster fans have been waiting for and, based on these latest looks at the highly-anticipated sequel, it's not going to let us down.

Starting with the new TV spot, it's making a strong point that this is all about monsters fighting other big monsters. Not nearly as much nuance or clever perspective as its predecessor. Just a good old-fashioned kaiju beat down, but with modern effects that look absolutely incredible. It's also set to a very creepy version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz,
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90's kids childhood is back - Godzilla movie teaser!

Godzilla: King of the Monsters, is epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. The film is a very integral part of the childhood of 90's kids. This is the 3rd installment in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic monsterverse, following Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island.

The film is directed by Michael Dougherty, and stars Kyle Chandler as well as Oscar nominees Vera Farmiga and Sally Hawkins. Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds and others play...

‘Dawson’s Creek’ reunion at the Emmys? Michelle Williams, James Van Der Beek and Joshua Jackson have shows in contention

We’ve come a long way since Capeside. The WB’s teen soap opera “Dawson’s Creek” never got the time of day from the Emmys, but it made stars of its actors, so much so that several of them have shows in contention 20 years later. Could Michelle Williams, James Van Der Beek and Joshua Jackson all get their first nominations this summer?

Williams is probably the most likely of the three to earn a bid, and she’s arguably the show’s most successful alum. After playing the troubled Jen Lindley on “Dawson’s Creek” she embarked on a movie career that has resulted in four Oscar nominations so far, for “Brokeback Mountain” (2005), “Blue Valentine” (2010), “My Week with Marilyn” (2011) and “Manchester by the Sea” (2016). Now she’s a likely contender for Best Movie/Limited Actress for playing real-life dancer Gwen Verdon in FX’s miniseries “Fosse/Verdon.” According to the
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Matthew Broderick movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,’ ‘Glory,’ ‘Election’

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Matthew Broderick movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,’ ‘Glory,’ ‘Election’
Happy 57th birthday to Matthew Broderick on March 21, 2019! A true star of stage, screen and television, Broderick first came to moviegoers’ attention 36 years ago in the thriller “WarGames” and since then has triumphed in comedies, dramas and musicals both on stage and in film. Add to that his 22 year marriage to Sarah Jessica Parker, and there’s a lot for him to celebrate.

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For his stage work, Broderick has won two Tony Awards (as Best Featured Actor for 1983’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and as Best Actor for the 1995 revival of the musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”), as well as an additional Best Actor nom for 2001’s “The Producers” for a performance that he brought to the screen in the 2005 film. In 1993, he was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy for his supporting performance
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Matthew Broderick movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Matthew Broderick movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Happy 57th birthday to Matthew Broderick on March 21, 2019! A true star of stage, screen and television, Broderick first came to moviegoers’ attention 36 years ago in the thriller “WarGames” and since then has triumphed in comedies, dramas and musicals both on stage and in film. Add to that his 22 year marriage to Sarah Jessica Parker, and there’s a lot for him to celebrate.

For his stage work, Broderick has won two Tony Awards (as Best Featured Actor for 1983’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and as Best Actor for the 1995 revival of the musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”), as well as an additional Best Actor nom for 2001’s “The Producers” for a performance that he brought to the screen in the 2005 film. In 1993, he was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy for his supporting performance in “A Life in the Theatre.” And for his film work, Broderick earned
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Exclusive Interview – Ben is Back director Peter Hedges on addiction, casting his son, and Dumbo

Tom Beasley chats to director Peter Hedges about his new film Ben is Back, in which his son Lucas Hedges plays the title role…

Just a few months after Timothée Chalamet broke the world’s hearts as a bizarrely attractive meth addict in Beautiful Boy, another exciting young actor is flexing his muscles as an addict on the road to recovery. Lucas Hedges, who was so terrific in Manchester By The Sea and Lady Bird, is the title character in Ben is Back, directed by Peter Hedges – the writer of What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? and About a Boy, who also happens to be Lucas’s father.

The film begins with Ben returning home from rehab on Christmas Eve, determined to spend the festive season with his family, against the advice of doctors. Julia Roberts is his mother, Holly, who decides to give Ben a chance. All seems to be well,
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'I wish I had her cheeks': Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges on their family affair

She’s Hollywood royalty – he’s a rapidly rising star. In Ben Is Back, they play mother and drug-addicted son – and here talk Pretty Woman, Meghan Markle and sexual fluidity

Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges are just pretending to play a mother and her drug-addicted son in the drama Ben Is Back, aren’t they? The pair arrive at a bungalow in Santa Monica in clashing outfits, him in a blue-grey sweater and battered sneakers that used to belong to Shia Labeouf, her in all black with a punky safety-pin necklace and rhinestone-studded boots. “Those are also Shia’s shoes,” Hedges jokes.

But they share an absurdist sense of humour, and a penchant for communicating with each other in growls. Their acting careers, too, have spawned from strikingly similar DNA: wide mouths, copper hair and an Oscar nomination by 22, her for Steel Magnolias and him for Manchester By the Sea.
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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Original Screenplay

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Original Screenplay
Since the academy expanded the Best Picture category at the Oscars in 2010, Best Original Screenplay has gone to writers of a wide-range of genres: dramas; comedies (“Midnight in Paris”); biopics; true-life stories (“Spotlight”); period pictures (“Django Unchained”); war movies (“The Hurt Locker”); sci-fi (“Her”) and horror (“Get Out”). (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Original Screenplay and be sure to check out our predictions for Best Adapted Screenplay.)

Regardless of the type of film, a nominee needs broad academy support to win this race. Indeed, all 10 of these most recent Best Original Screenplay winners were, at the least, Best Picture nominees. And five of them won the big prize, bringing the total number of Best Picture champs with Oscar-winning original screenplays to 17. By comparison, 41 films have done this on the adapted side.

In 2019, four of the five nominees for Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards
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How ‘Us’ Pulled Off Subtle Differences in Costumes, Design, Music for Parallel Characters

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How ‘Us’ Pulled Off Subtle Differences in Costumes, Design, Music for Parallel Characters
“Us,” Jordan Peele’s second outing as a director, following his 2017 critical and box office success “Get Out,” revisits similar psychological horror-thriller territory. But this time the stakes are, well, doubled.

In the new film, to be released by Universal on March 21, Adelaide Wilson, played by Lupita Nyong’o, returns to her childhood beachside home with her husband (Winston Duke) and their two children (Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex). Suddenly they find themselves clawing to stay alive, as four people who look just like them seem hell-bent on killing them.

The main challenge for the film’s below-the-line team was to keep the story grounded in realism while escalating the horror — and keeping the characters and their doppelgängers well defined.

For production designer Ruth De Jong, “Us” represented a collision of two worlds she previously created: the tragic reality of “Manchester by the Sea” and the strange uneasiness of “Twin Peaks.
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‘Green Zone’ Producer Kate Solomon Joins Danny Perkins’ Elysian Film Group – Intv

Danny Perkins, the former Studiocanal UK boss, has lifted the lid on his new film first Elysian Film Group for the first time.

Perkins, speaking at the Intv conference in Israel, revealed that producer Kate Solomon has co-founded the company with and he has plans to produce television series in addition to feature films. Solomon will run the production side of the business, while Perkins will oversee the business side.

Solomon has produced titles including Green Zone, Entebbe and Legend. She has developed projects with the likes of Working Title and Film4 and worked with Paul Greengrass on United 93.

Perkins has plans to produce a musical, a family film and is also developing a handful of television series.

He announced he was leaving Studiocanal, where he ran the UK, last June.

During his tenure at the firm, Perkins oversaw UK distribution on box office hits including Paddington 1 & 2, Legend, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,
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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor
Historically the Best Actor Oscar has gone to men with a little grey in their hair while Best Actress is usually given to an ingenue. However, we could be seeing a shift in that bias on both sides. At the 2019 Oscars, Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) won Best Actor at age 37 over a past winner and three previous nominees. Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”) did likewise in 2017. (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Actor.)

While Affleck won for a fictional role, Malek prevailed for portraying Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Of the 10 most recent Best Actor champs at the Academy Awards, seven of them won for bring life to real-life fellows: Colin Firth; Daniel Day-Lewis; Matthew McConaughey; Eddie Redmayne; Leonardo DiCaprio; and Gary Oldman.

Malek was a first-time nominee while each of his four rivals in the 2019 Best Actor race had contended multiple times at the Oscars.
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Another Record for ‘Captain Marvel’: It’s the Top-Grossing Movie Scored by a Woman

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Another Record for ‘Captain Marvel’: It’s the Top-Grossing Movie Scored by a Woman
Over a single opening weekend, composer Pinar Toprak smashed all previous box-office records for women composers in film. She scored “Captain Marvel,” which made $153 million domestically.

Until now, the top-grossing films by women composers were Rachel Portman’s “The Vow,” which made $125 million domestic in 2012, and Deborah Lurie’s “Dear John,” $80 million back in 2010 — and those sums were for the theatrical lifetime of the films, not just a weekend.

The lack of work for female composers has been a frequent topic of conversation in film-music circles since the 2014 formation of the Alliance for Women Film Composers, which now boasts more than 400 members.

According to the latest “Celluloid Ceiling” statistics from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, just 6 percent of the 250 top-grossing films of 2018 had scores by women — but that number was double the 3 percent found in the list of 2017 films.

Last year’s 15-film Oscar
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