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How often do the four SAG champs go on to win Oscars?

How often do the four SAG champs go on to win Oscars?
With their wins at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”), Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards”) and Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”) continue their march toward becoming the first foursome to sweep the Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice, SAG, BAFTA and Oscar. Their SAG victories are the most important ones of the three groups so far, as the SAGs have a fantastic correlation with the Oscars; SAG has only missed five times in Best Actor, six times in Best Actress, nine times in Best Supporting Actor and seven times in Best Supporting Actress. But despite so much overlap between the individual races, SAG does not go 4-for-4 with Oscar in one season as often as you might think.

Over its 23-year history, SAG has only had a direct match in all four Oscar acting races six times, most recently three years ago. SAG typically goes 3-for-4 with Oscar,
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Weinstein Company Pulls War with Grandpa, Upside and Mary Magdaline

The Weinstein Company yanked its first three movies of 2018 from its calendar, pulling The War with Grandpa from its February 23 date, The Upside from its March 9 date and Mary Magdalene from its March 30 date. It is believed that these movies were pulled in anticipation of the company being sold off to new owners, in the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal. None of these films were given new dates as of now, listed as "unset 2018" at the moment. There is no indication yet as to who could be taking over The Weinstein Company, or when they may decide what to do with these films.

The War with Grandpa was set to face Paramount's thriller Annihilation, Orion Pictures' drama Every Day and Warner Bros.' action comedy Game Night, although now there is no indication on when it may open. The movie centers on Peter (Oakes Fegley), who
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Weinstein Company Pulls ‘War With Grandpa’, ‘The Upside’ & ‘Mary Magdalene’ Off Release Schedule

Weinstein Company Pulls ‘War With Grandpa’, ‘The Upside’ & ‘Mary Magdalene’ Off Release Schedule
While the Weinstein Company deals with a few internal matters, it has pulled three Dimension films from their 2018 release dates. Robert De Niro-Christopher Walken starrer The War with Grandpa had been set for February 23, Bryan Cranston-Kevin Hart comedy The Upside gives up its March 9 date, and biblical biopic Mary Magdalene starring Rooney Mara has exited the March 30 slot.

War with Grandpa and The Upside were set for wide release, and Mary Magdalene had been slated…
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Oscars flashback: Iraq invasion in 2003 almost cancelled 75th anniversary Oscars family album reunion of 59 acting winners [Watch]

The 75th anniversary ceremony for the Academy Awards almost didn’t happen as scheduled. When America led an invasion of Iraq that weekend, broadcast network ABC pleaded with producer Gil Cates and Academy president Frank Piersen to move the event back a week. The duo claimed it would be too expensive to make the switch and that the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood would be unavailable.

On March 23, 2003, the ceremony went live on ABC as scheduled, hosted by comedian, actor, and writer Steve Martin, with the Best Picture proclaimed to be “Chicago.” However, several presenters such as Cate Blanchett, Jim Carrey, and Will Smith cancelled their appearances. That day’s events also caused several past winners to bail out on appearing in the Oscars family album slated for late in the show. Similar to a segment five years early for the 70th anniversary show (read more on the link above), the
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Awfully Good Movies: The Country Bears (Video)

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The Country Bears (2002) Director: Peter Hastings Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Christopher Walken, Daryl "Chill" Mitchell While audiences of all ages are delighting in the continuing misadventures of Paddington Bear in Paddington 2, Awfully Good Movies is kicking off this new year with another kids’ movie about talking bears that is a bit more...unBEARable (*cue Roger Daltrey scream*),... Read More...
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Months of Meryl: The Deer Hunter (1978)

Hi, we’re John and Matt and, in case you missed it, we are watching every single feature film starring Meryl Streep.

#2 — Linda, a working-class girl waiting for the return of her fiancé (and her fiancé’s pal) from Vietnam.

John: The Deer Hunter is a mammoth film, both an epic tale of a soldier’s journey to hell and back (and back again), and an intimate communal study. Meryl Streep is Linda, engaged to Nick (Christopher Walken) but in love with his best friend Michael (Robert De Niro). Streep is given an underwritten part and asked to stand-in for ideas about femininity — and often simply femininity itself — in a picture dripping with testosterone. The film carefully takes stock of its male relationships, tracing masculine bravado from the Pennsylvania mines to the roulette dens of Vietnam, both critical of masculinity and uncommonly poignant in uncovering the deep bonds that exist between men.
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Exclusive: Director Martin McDonagh on Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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Author: Stefan Pape

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the big winner at the Golden Globes this week, and we had the pleasure of meeting the man who thought the whole thing up, speaking to writer/director Martin McDonagh when in London during the capital’s annual film festival.

McDonagh, whose previous films are In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, tells us what inspired this unique, original story, and how he went about securing an unfathomable redemption tale for one of the film’s leading roles.

He also goes to explain why Sam Rockwell listened to Abba in the movie, and what attracts him to working with the same actors on numerous occasions. Talking of which he tells us that he’s trying to get Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson back together, and that he also has an idea to bring Christopher Walken and Rockwell together on screen.

We also ask
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Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis February 2nd – 4th – Great Line-Up of Guests!

Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis next month! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con February 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. St. Louis show hours are Friday, February 2nd, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, February 3rd, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday,February 4th, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor
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Al Pacino Hasn’t Been in a Good Movie in Over 10 Years

It’s hard to argue that Al Pacino has been in any good movies since 2007. Back then he was in the acclaimed Ocean’s Thirteen, and he was as good as he’s been in a long time. I could call up one movie but that would be a big no-go for a lot of people. Stand Up Guys with Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin was decent at least, but I can see how a lot of people would easily let that one go along with the rest that he’s come up with in the past decade. I won’t even bother stating

Al Pacino Hasn’t Been in a Good Movie in Over 10 Years
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Watch Michael Shannon Rock Out as Iggy Pop at David Bowie Tribute

Watch Michael Shannon Rock Out as Iggy Pop at David Bowie Tribute
Wondering why Michael Shannon wasn't at the Golden Globes to support his movie The Shape of Water? Well, we now have an answer. He was a little too busy channeling his inner rock star by portraying Iggy Pop on stage at a David Bowie tribute concert that took place over the weekend. Some footage and images from the performance have made their way online and it looks like he had himself a much more exciting evening performing as Iggy Pop.

Michael Shannon skipped the tuxedo that going to the Golden Globes would have required. Instead, he decided to rock Iggy Pop's signature shirtless look while playing on stage with the David Bowie cover band, Sons of the Silent Age, in Chicago. Shannon didn't just jump on stage to casually sing a few Iggy Pop covers, mind you. In the videos online, we see him going absolutely crazy and doing his
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In praise of Gary Oldman’s performance in True Romance

Sean Wilson looks back at one of the most memorable roles undertaken by the Darkest Hour star, Gary Oldman

On the eve of Darkest Hour, the critically acclaimed new Winston Churchill biopic, the headlines have all been shrieking one thing: isn’t Gary Oldman an extraordinarily versatile actor?

Well, yes, but anyone who has followed Oldman’s career from the 1980s onwards will already know this. Describing him as one of the most transformative and brilliant actors on the planet is as plaintive as saying the sky is blue. This is a man who has played everyone from Sid Vicious to Joe Orton, Lee Harvey Oswald to Dracula and Beethoven.

Not that this ought to undersell his Churchill performance: typically unrecognisable under convincing latex Oldman digs into the complex heart of this roaring lion, bringing to life a British icon wracked by doubt and anger on the eve of World War II.
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Amanda Bynes Plans to Return to Acting in 2018

Some people might remember Amanda Bynes because of her appearances in both movies and TV shows throughout the late 1990s and the early 2000s. For example, there was She’s the Man in 2006, which was inspired by William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Furthermore, there was Hairspray in 2007, which saw Bynes starring alongside other well-known actors and actresses such as Michelle Pfeiffer, John Travolta, and Christopher Walken. Combined with a successful TV show on The WB called What I Like About You, it was no wonder that a lot of people were expecting great things from Bynes, particularly since she didn’t

Amanda Bynes Plans to Return to Acting in 2018
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The ‘Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle’ Cast Talk Sequel Ideas

Jumanji Welcome To The Jungle

One of the best all-out popcorn movies now playing is the superb sequel Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. I was very surprised with the Dwayne Johnson-led comedy action-adventure, and I would be definitely be up for seeing more in this superb franchise. Well, it appears that I may not be the only one as the main cast members have recently been opening up to ScreenRant about where the franchise could be taken next.

“I think it would be cool to see the mind behind the game. It’d be cool to like explore – because there’s gotta be like some alien technology,” said Jack Black, who plays Professor Sheldon “Shelly” Oberon in the film.

“Like Oz,” Johnson replied. “Exactly. Who’s behind the curtain on this game,” added Black.

Johnson added more about plans for future instalments: “That was a cool thing when we were putting this thing together,
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Justice League Post-Credits Scene Contained An Easter Egg We All Missed

Regardless of whether you loved or hated Justice League, we’re all aware of how a fair amount of footage was left on the cutting room floor. Perhaps it was either stuff that was shot by Zack Snyder that Warner Bros. didn’t want to use or, maybe, it just didn’t gel with the final cut; the latter happens all the time in the film industry. Still, there was one omission that remains a hot topic for discussion, that being Superman’s black costume.

For well over a year, many of us who were familiar with the source material expected to see the Last Son of Krypton don some darker threads upon his resurrection, just as he did in the comics. But, in Justice League‘s theatrical cut, the closest we got to that was him wearing some black slacks.

So, while that strange ballad endures, let’s allow
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Diamonds Aren't Forever: Close-Up on Sidney Lumet's "The Anderson Tapes"

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Close-Up is a feature that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Sidney Lumet's The Anderson Tapes (1971) is showing December 23, 2017 - January 22, 2018 in the United Kingdom.“Say Cheese!” —Bank clerk, The Anderson Tapes “Say Cheese!” —Frank Sobotka, The WireThe first thing we see in The Anderson Tapes (1971) is a television monitor, on which jailbird John ‘Duke’ Anderson (Sean Connery), speaking to camera, reveals how he became infatuated with safecracking. He likens it to rape—then revises that analogy, saying it was more like seduction. “Often, I was sexually aroused at the time.” As he’s talking, the ‘invisible’ recording apparatus through which we’re watching the monitor pans away, and we see Duke sitting, alongside other inmates, fed up of hearing his own braggadocio. It’s his last day in the can; at the end of the film, the NYPD cops in pursuit of this recently-freed career criminal will discover
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The Top Ten Musicals Of The 21st Century

In cinemas on Boxing Day is the musical extravaganze The Greatest Showman. The film stars Hugh Jackman alongside an all-star cast, including Michelle Williams, Zendaya, and Zac Efron. To celebrate the release, we take a look back at the top ten musicals of the last 17 years.

Chi-Raq (2015)

By no means a traditional musical and at the same time proof of just how much musicals have evolved. Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq is an adaptation of Aristophanes’ Ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata, which simultaneously manages to weave in a progressive commentary regarding domestic gun violence in the United States. Though set in the present day, what is most interesting about Chi-Raq is how faithfully it adapts its source material, maintaining the original Greek names, the inclusion of Samuel L. Jackson as the chorus, and dialogue that rhymes almost all the way throughout. Not since Baz Luhrman’s 1996 Romeo + Juliet has Classical theater been given a treatment like this,
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Anna Kendrick Does Kristen Stewart, Plus 16 More Spot-On Celeb Impressions

Anna Kendrick Does Kristen Stewart, Plus 16 More Spot-On Celeb Impressions
Who knew that Anna Kendrick‘s Kristen Stewart could be so on point?

The truth is, we’re living in a golden age of celebrity impressions, thanks in large part to the talent of those doing the impersonating – Ariana Grande, Anne Hathaway – but also to the sheer imperson-ability (yup, we’re making up words) of stars like Mike Tyson, Justin Bieber and Matthew McConaughey. Here are just a few of the best celeb-on-celeb impersonations that blew us away.

1. Anna Kendrick Does … Kristen Stewart

Aca-awesome! The Pitch Perfect 3 star gives an uncanny impression of the fellow actress, and we are shook.
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Aca-Amazing! Anna Kendrick Shows Off Her Uncanny Kristen Stewart Impression

Aca-Amazing! Anna Kendrick Shows Off Her Uncanny Kristen Stewart Impression
Kristen Stewart, is that you?

Anna Kendrick stopped by The Tonight Show on Tuesday, where she showed off her uncanny impression of a fellow Hollywood actress.

“I do one impression, and it’s the weirdest impression, too,” she told host Jimmy Fallon. “I should have like a Christopher Walken or something, and I have a Kristen Stewart. I don’t why.”

Kendrick said she’s been a longtime fan of Twilight — a franchise she’s appeared in — and has even showed Stewart her impersonation.

“She was like, ‘yeah, I do that with my mouth,'” Kendrick recalled of Stewart’s reaction.
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Anna Kendrick's Kristen Stewart Impression Is Spot-On

Anna Kendrick's Kristen Stewart Impression Is Spot-On
Pitch Perfect fans know Anna Kendrick can act and sing. But on Monday's episode of The Tonight Show the actress proved she's also good at doing impressions—or at least one impression of Kristen Stewart. "I do one impression, and it's the weirdest impression, too," she told host Jimmy Fallon. "I should have like a Christopher Walken or something, and I have a Kristen Stewart. I don't why." Kendrick said she's a fan of the Twilight star and that she's actually shown KStew her impersonation. Fallon then asked her to imitate the actress right there on stage and to describe the new Pitch Perfect 3 movie the way Stewart would. Watch the video to see...
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We Talk Father Figures with Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, Katt Williams and more!

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With the holidays coming up, many of us will be spending our time with the family. And in the new comedy Father Figures, both Ed Helm and Owen Wilson are looking for their real father in hopes to find out exactly who dear old mom hooked up with. With Glenn Close as mom, and J.K. Simmons, Christopher Walken and Terry Bradshaw as possibly dads, the two end up on a wild comedic adventure. And just to add a little more humor, the very talented Katt Williams gives the fellas some company for the... Read More...
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