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‘A Quiet Place’ Super Bowl Spot: If They Can’t Hear You, They Can’t Hunt You

2018 is looking to be another great year for Emily Blunt as the Golden Globe winning actress is set to star in two wildly different, but much buzzed about films (and will also lending her voice in “Sherlock Gnomes,” but who’s counting that). The first is Disney’s “Mary Poppins” sequel “Mary Poppins Returns.” The other is “A Quiet Place,” a horror movie that is probably the complete opposite from the family-friendly fare of Disney.

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Oscars 2018: Every nominee in all 24 categories including ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Get Out,’ ‘Lady Bird’ [Photos]

Oscars 2018: Every nominee in all 24 categories including ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Get Out,’ ‘Lady Bird’ [Photos]
When nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards were announced on Jan. 23, Guillermo del Toro‘s fantastical romance “The Shape of Water” led the way with a lucky 13 bids. Christopher Nolan‘s “Dunkirk” reaped eight nominations while Martin McDonagh‘s character study “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” got seven. All three number Best Picture bids among their nominations and both del Toro and Nolan contend for Best Director. (Tour through our photo gallery above to see the nominees in all 24 competitive categories.)

The other six Best Picture nominees in order of their total nomination count are: six-time contenders “Darkest Hour” and “Phantom Thread”; five-time nominee “Lady Bird”; four-time hopefuls “Call Me by Your Name” and “Get Out”; and two-timer “The Post.”

Predict the Oscar winners now; change them until March 4

“The Shape of Water” is the 10th film to earn 13 Oscar nominations, following “Gone with the Wind” (1939), “From Here to Eternity
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Christopher Nolan Never Wanted to Direct ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ Explains Why Pre-Schoolers Must See ‘2001’

Christopher Nolan Never Wanted to Direct ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ Explains Why Pre-Schoolers Must See ‘2001’
Christopher Nolan is continuing to make the press rounds as “Dunkirk” keeps on thriving during the awards season. The film has eight Critics Choice Award nominations and is nominated for Best Picture and Best Director at the Golden Globes. Oscar nominations in both categories seem like a no-brainer at this point, and yet Nolan is keeping the promotional train going for his WWII epic.

Read More:Damien Chazelle Says ‘Dunkirk’ Is ‘A Giant Middle Finger’ to Anyone Who Thinks Movies Stopped Taking Risks

The director recently spoke with the Los Angeles Times, and the discussion touched upon three movies that Nolan is semi-associated with given his filmography: “Blade Runner 2049,” “Darkest Hour,” and “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Despite being a huge fan of Ridley Scott’s original, Nolan revealed he never once considered directing a “Blade Runner” sequel. It turns out all those rumors he was in contention for “Blade Runner 2049
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Enchanted at 10: revisiting the film with director Kevin Lima

Simon Brew Dec 18, 2017

With new exclusive behind the scenes pictures, director Kevin Lima takes us through Enchanted, as it hits its 10th birthday.

It’s been ten years since the terrific Enchanted arrived in UK cinemas, just under two months after it premiered at the London Film Festival. The film made a star of Amy Adams, brought back 2D animation from Disney to the big screen, and has a songbook that sits happily alongside the top end of Disney work. Plus, the film remains a flat out family treat.

“It has been a long time” Lima chuckled, apologising in advance if he couldn’t recall all the answers I was after. Turns out he didn’t do too badly. He spared me some time to look back over the film, the challenges of making it, and what happened next…

I’ve only just discovered that Enchanted actually had its premiere in the UK!
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Alexandra Burke and the trouble with reality TV and race

As a brilliant dancer fails to win votes on Strictly week after week, an unsettling interpretation emerges: that racial anxieties are the problem

Few contestants have dominated the Strictly Come Dancing dancefloor like Alexandra Burke has this year. She received the first 10 of the season for her jive to Tina Turner’s Proud Mary, performed a flawless, Mary Poppins-themed charleston and impressed the judges with her salsa and her Viennese waltz.

Despite her technical brilliance, Burke has found herself repeatedly in the bottom two – as voted for by the British public. And some observers have perceived a contempt for her, from both the media and the public, that is unlike anything directed towards her fellow contestants.

Have to say the thinly veiled racism directed at @joannajarjue on this seasons Apprentice was hard to watch. She was no more “confrontational” than anyone else.

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The Worst Moments in The Last Jedi

The Worst Moments in The Last Jedi
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is probably the best Star Wars movie since The Empire Strikes Back, but that doesn't mean it's without its faults. From the over the top barrage of humor to some certain things that made fans laugh or cry at the wrong time, we've collected some of the biggest gripes with Rian Johnson's first foray into the Star Wars universe. While they're not horrible offenses, they've for some reason or another left a bad taste in the mouths of fans, much like the weird green milk Luke Skywalker ingested on Ahch-To from that weird alien sea cow. Brace yourselves, there are Spoilers Ahead, so if you haven't seen The Last Jedi, you might want to stop reading.

Visiting Canto Bight.

One of the worst things about The Last Jedi are the Canto Bight scenes. They seem out of place, almost like George Lucas directed
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In Case You Wanted to See Mary Poppins but Starring Yondu

Just in case you wanted to see what Mary Poppins would really be like starring Yondu, the clip below might give you a pretty good idea. The blue-skinned alien would no doubt be a terror for the Banks’ at first but he could have been a lot of fun eventually, in a very destructive and somewhat disruptive sort of way. The one line in Guardian’s of the Galaxy vol. 2 has inspired this little mind trip of a mashup that’s actually kind of funny. Just imagining Yondu in a prim and proper setting brings to mind the image of a

In Case You Wanted to See Mary Poppins but Starring Yondu
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The Little Mermaid: Disney homes in on potential director

Simon Brew Dec 7, 2017

Into The Woods and Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall is next in line for the live action The Little Mermaid from Disney...

Disney’s had Mary Poppins Returns, Dumbo and Aladdin all filming this year, as it continues to look for new live action takes on some of its most popular family movies. Mulan is gearing up, with a planned start date of early next year. And now it looks as if the live action take on The Little Mermaid might have taken a nudge forward too.

Disney is apparently favouring Rob Marshall as its director of choice for the project. Marshall is directing Mary Poppins Returns, and thus has to finish that first. His CV also includes the likes of Into The Woods and Chicago.

It’s being reported that Marshall has already been offered The Little Mermaid job, and will make his decision over the Christmas break.
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'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Boss Hopeful Larry David Will Return for Another Season

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the season nine finale of Curb Your Enthusiasm, "Fatwa!"]

Curb Your Enthusiasm's comeback season began and ended with Larry David singing the words to Mary Poppins' "A Spoonful of Sugar."

In the 10 episodes between that first and final scene, the TV character had a death sentence placed on him by Iran's Ayatollah, lost a steady-ish girlfriend (played by Lauren Graham) and poured his heart and soul into dream show Fatwa! The Musical, only to have it go up in blue-colored smoke in a Hamilton-style duel gone wrong with...
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Strictly Come Dancing quarter-final – as it happened

It’s musicals week – and Alexandra Burke danced the Charleston to Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. But who sang in tune… and which dancer’s duff notes saw them leave the competition?

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Next week it’s Two Dances, which means approximately half the rehearsal time/dance quality. So that’s something to look forward to, no?

Kick off is at 6.45pm, so join me here then – in the meantime you can find me @heidistephens on Twitter If you want to come and give me a wave. Thank you all for joining in and being entirely splendid – have a fab week, and I’ll see you next week! Hx

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Davood and Nadiya dance their final dance to So Long, Farewell from The Sound Of Musical. Quite hard to bum lift to, but Davood gives it a go anyway, and promptly drops Nadiya to gasps from the audience. Well that’s one way to go.
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Despicable Me 3 Blu-ray

Illumination and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment present Despicable Me 3 on Digital and Digital 3D November 21, 2017 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand December 5, 2017. The characters beloved by everyone – Gru, his wife Lucy, their three adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions provide hours of family fun in this heartwarmingly subversive comedy from Academy Award®-nominated producer Chris Meledandri (Despicable Me Franchise) and directors Pierre Coffin (Despicable Me Franchise) and Kyle Balda (Minions 1 & 2, The Lorax). Hailed as “the best Despicable Me movie yet,” by Ali Plumb of BBC Radio 1, with over $949 million in global ticket sales, Despicable Me 3 is the ultimate holiday gift, with almost an entire hour of exclusive bonus features including an all-new mini-movie, a never-before-released deleted scene, and much more!

Now you can own Despicable Me 3 on Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has 4 copies to give away. All you have
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Patton Oswalt Says Finding Love Again Was Like 'Getting Hit by Lightning Twice'

Patton Oswalt Says Finding Love Again Was Like 'Getting Hit by Lightning Twice'
Patton Oswalt couldn't be more grateful for finding his wife, Meredith Salenger

The 48-year-old actor, who married Salenger earlier this month, opened up about what it was like to fall in love again during a recent interview with NPR, a year and a half after the death of his first wife, Michelle McNamara

"I was lucky enough to meet and fall in love and have someone as extraordinary as Michelle McNamara fall in love with me," Oswalt said. "And then -- it's almost like getting hit by lightning twice, that the statistical odds are so insane -- I met someone just as, if not even more, extraordinary in this woman Meredith Salenger." 

" fell in love with her and got her to fall in love with me and to fall in love with [my 8-year-old daughter], Alice," he added. 

Oswalt continued, likening his second wife to Mary Poppins, explaining that she helped bring him out of the depression he suffered after McNamara's
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Despicable Me 3 Available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD December 5th

Illumination and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment present Despicable Me 3 on Digital and Digital 3D November 21, 2017 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand December 5, 2017. The characters beloved by everyone – Gru, his wife Lucy, their three adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions provide hours of family fun in this heartwarmingly subversive comedy from Academy Award®-nominated producer Chris Meledandri (Despicable Me Franchise) and directors Pierre Coffin (Despicable Me Franchise) and Kyle Balda (Minions 1 & 2, The Lorax). Hailed as “the best Despicable Me movie yet,” by Ali Plumb of BBC Radio 1, with over $949 million in global ticket sales, Despicable Me 3 is the ultimate holiday gift, with almost an entire hour of exclusive bonus features including an all-new mini-movie, a never-before-released deleted scene, and much more!

Illumination, the studio that brought you Sing, The Secret Life of Pets and the Despicable Me franchise, continues the adventures of
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Happy 50th to Underappreciated Steve Zahn

by Nathaniel R

"Bad Ape" is still one of the best movie characters of 2017. He comes courtesy of the ambitious War for the Planet of the Apes, various visual effects technicians, and Steve Zahn who brilliantly embodies him. On the actor's 50th birthday a quick list of our 5 favorite Zahn performances over the years. He's one of Hollywood's most reliable (and most adorable) character actors and still has never really gotten his due. 

01 "Sammy Gray" in Reality Bites

02 "Glenn Michaels" in Out of Sight

03 "Lenny Hase" in That Thing You Do!

04 "Bad Ape" in War for the Planet of the Apes

05 "Fuller" in Joy Ride

P.S. Also celebrating birthdays today: actors Whoopi Goldberg, Gerard ButlerXiaoming Huang, Frances Conroy, Chris Noth, Joe Mantegna, and Shawn Yue, cinematographer Conrad W Hall, and director Gary Marshall; And though they are departed they are not forgotten: author Robert Louis Stevenson, and actors Hermione Baddeley,
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‘The Lion King’ Turns 20: How the Disney Musical Became One of Broadway’s Best (Exclusive)

‘The Lion King’ Turns 20: How the Disney Musical Became One of Broadway’s Best (Exclusive)
The house lights dim, the sun rises on its first performance, and a powerful voice belts out: “Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba,” the first lyrics of “Circle of Life.” Lindiwe Dlamini, a member of the ensemble dressed in a white dress, holding African bird puppets in either hand with another on her head, nervously waits in the wings as she readies to take the stage in the opening number of Disney’s Broadway adaptation of The Lion King, the 1994 animated hit film about a lion cub who overcomes adversity and accepts responsibility for his pride and land to become king of the jungle.

“You didn’t know how the audience was going to receive it, [but] the energy was beyond belief,” Dlamini recalls to Et. The actress was 29 years old when she was cast in The Lion King, which opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Nov. 13, 1997. The show later transferred to the Minskoff Theatre in 2006, where
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Matching Mom and Daughters Capture Hearts with Adorable Photo Series: 'I Hope My Girls Remember the Fun Times'

Matching Mom and Daughters Capture Hearts with Adorable Photo Series: 'I Hope My Girls Remember the Fun Times'
In June 2016, Dominique Davis dressed herself and her 4-year-old daughter, Penny, in matching T-shirts one morning, then noticed that her other daughter, Amelia, 11, had emerged from her bedroom wearing the same striped Breton tee.

The 31-year-old blogger, who lives in the town of Durham, in the U.K., decided to capture the moment and posted a pic of her and the girls on her Instagram page, quickly garnering 14,000 likes.

From there, Davis, a single mom, posted another photo of the three using watermelons to mimic smiles, and “All That Is Three” was officially launched on her “All That Is She” blog.
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Vault Of Horror (1973)

I’ve always had a great appreciation and fondness for horror anthologies, and I devoured horror comics as a kid; whether it was House of Mystery or Creepy magazine, they never failed to fire my imagination in short, sharp bursts. When the Romero/King collaboration Creepshow (1982) came out, my dream of seeing these kinds of stories translated to film was nothing but revelatory. I soon discovered it was not the first of its ilk, and began a journey through dusty video store shelves looking for its long-lost relatives. One of my first (and favorite) finds was Vault of Horror (1973), a five-fingered punch to my nascent, pubescent, omnibus-loving heart.

Released by Cinerama Releasing stateside in March and produced by Amicus (the fine folks behind its predecessor, Tales from the Crypt), Vault of Horror (aka The Vault of Horror, for the easily confused, I guess) was not as well received by critics as Tales,
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Bww TV: Newsies Seizes the Day at Marriott Theatre

From the bustling streets of New York City at the turn of the 20th century comes the Tony Award-winning new American musical, Newsies, making headlines at the Marriott Theatre just in time for the holidays, running October 25 through December 31 with a press opening on Wednesday, November 1 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Featuring an electrifying score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, and book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, Newsies is the ultimate story of courage and overcoming one's fears. Jeff Award nominee Alex Sanchez Marriott Theatre Evita, On the Town, Mary Poppins brings his high-octane energy and brilliance to direct and choreograph the heartwarming piece, with Musical Direction by Jeff Award winner Ryan T. Nelson.
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Review: Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)

When people aspire to succeed, it can sometimes result in quite incredible tales of fighting the odds to achieve victory. However, some stories of real-life achievement are not always as clear cut and blissful in their nature. And back in the mid-20s, when Winnie-the-Pooh was first released into a post-WW2 world, the story of its author A. A. Milne and its inspiration (his young son Christopher Robin Milne and his Teddy Edward) went a little lost, as the books and the character became some of the most cherished in all of children’s literature. In fact, I was not aware at all of the details of the story behind 100-Acre Wood and Winnie The Pooh and his friends but this new film from Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) arrives to tell that very tale…and not everything is as sweet as honey that’s for sure.

Starting off rather concisely,
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Britannia Honorees Come From Both Sides of the Pond

This year, BAFTA Los Angeles is partnering with IGN to bring the 2017 Amd British Academy Britannia Awards to viewers all around the country! The livestream of this year’s ceremony, which will honor Aziz Ansari, Kenneth Branagh, Matt Damon, Ava DuVernay, Claire Foy, and Dick Van Dyke, will begin at 8:15pm Pt on Oct. 27.

Aziz Ansari

Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy

The Britannia Award is the latest kudo for Aziz Ansari, co-creator and star of Netflix laffer “Master of None.” The award “recognizes talent whose popularity and cultural impact exemplifies the uniquely transcendent quality of excellent comedy.”

“[Ansari’s] recent streak of ground-breaking work makes him a deserving recipient,” says BAFTA Los Angeles chairman Kieran Breen. “Aziz’s thoughtful and intelligent humor seamlessly traverses cultural and national boundaries.” Ansari’s “Master of None,” which he created with Alan Yang, has won the Emmy Award for comedy writing two years in a row, in addition
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