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New to Hulu in April: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘The Usual Suspects,’ and Many More Film and TV Titles

New to Hulu in April: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘The Usual Suspects,’ and Many More Film and TV Titles
Hulu has announced the new titles that will be available to stream on the platform during the month of April. Leading the pack is the new original series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” based on Margaret Atwood’s classic novel of the same name and starring Elisabeth Moss. The series premieres April 26.

Read More: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Trailer: New Teaser Reminds Us Elisabeth Moss’ Story Is Ours

Also available to stream next month are a handful of modern classics, such as “Robocop,” “Days of Thunder,” “Thelma & Louise,” “The Usual Suspects,” “Election,” “JFK,” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” as well as indie favorites like “Short Term 12,” “The Babadook,” “In a World,” and “Hello, My Name is Doris.”

Find the list of all titles coming to Hulu in April below.

April 1

1408 (2007) (*Showtime)

A Horse Tale (2015)

Agent Cody Banks (2003)

Affliction (1998)

Almost Famous (2000)

America’s Sweethearts (2001) (*Showtime)

Bad Company (1995) (*Showtime)

Bangkok Dangerous (2008) (*Showtime
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How Many Awards Has Denzel Washington Won? The Answer May Surprise You

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Denzel Washington took home his first SAG Award this year, beating out award-season darlings Casey Affleck and Ryan Gosling. Washington has been around so long that it may have surprised you to learn that he hadn't won a SAG Award yet, but he has taken home two Oscars, three Golden Globes, and a Critics' Choice Award. He's up for the Oscar again this year, and his chances of winning just got even better! In case you're wondering which films earned the Fences star his statuettes, here's a rundown. Related:Just How Many Black Actors Have Won an Oscar? The Number Is Disturbingly Low Oscars: 2 Won: Best actor in a leading role, Training Day, 2002 Won: Best actor in a supporting role, Glory, 1990 Best actor in a leading role, Fences, 2017 Best actor in a leading role, Flight, 2013 Best actor in a leading role, The Hurricane, 2000 Best actor in a leading role, Malcolm X,
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Why Denzel Washington Could Make History with a Surprise Third Oscar Win

Why Denzel Washington Could Make History with a Surprise Third Oscar Win
With a best actor nomination for his tour-de-force performance in Fences, Denzel Washington is on the verge of making history — again.

Should he win, Washington would have more Oscars under his belt than any other African-American actor. He is already the most nominated, having landed his seventh nod this year for Fences, and is also the only African-American to win multiple acting Oscars.

But with Casey Affleck’s gut-wrenching turn in Manchester By the Sea wracking up best actor nominations and wins throughout awards season, this year’s Oscars will see Washington playing an unfamiliar role: the underdog.

He admitted
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The 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Actor Race

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The 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Actor RaceThe 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Actor RaceAdriana Floridia2/17/2017 10:44:00 Am

The Best Actor race just got exciting.

For most of the season, it looked like the winner in this category was set. Casey Affleck had been winning nearly every accolade imaginable for his masterful performance in Manchester by the Sea. However, this changed when Denzel Washington won the Screen Actors Guild award for his turn in Fences. Suddenly, we aren't so sure about Affleck winning the Oscar, as the winner of the SAG usually goes on to win the top prize.

While it's unlikely, the other three contenders could pull an upset, and if anyone were going to it may be Ryan Gosling. His co-star in La La Land, Emma Stone, is just about set to win the Oscar for Best Actress,
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Santa Barbara Fest Honors Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and Raft of Artisans

Santa Barbara Fest Honors Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and Raft of Artisans
This year’s Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival will screen a wide array of films, scores of them world or U.S. premieres, and pay tribute to film luminaries, including Denzel Washington, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Isabelle Huppert, and Casey Affleck.

Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams

Cinema Vanguard Award

The “Manchester by the Sea” co-stars, both Oscar- nominated for their roles in Kenneth Lonergan’s drama about a taciturn Boston handyman with a tortured past, will receive the Cinema Vanguard honor on Feb. 5. Affleck has one earlier nomination under his belt, for “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” while Williams previously scored three Academy Award nominations — for “Brokeback Mountain,” “Blue Valentine,” and “My Week With Marilyn.”

Jeff Bridges

American Riviera Award

The Oscar-nominated “Hell or High Water” star is being honored for his contribution to film by the festival. A child of Hollywood — his father, Lloyd,
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Oscars 2017: Denzel Washington on Track to Make History With Third Win

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in ‘Fences’ (Courtesy: Paramount)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

Denzel Washington has already earned a spot in the history books with a seventh Oscar nomination and stands a solid shot at taking home an unprecedented third trophy across acting categories — both records for black thespians. Recent events suggest the 62-year-old stands a real chance at giving an acceptance speech come February 26 so, as this national treasure is set to win big — let’s take a look at the other non-white actors and actresses who are close behind.

Over the years Washington’s nominations have included best supporting actor for 1987’s Cry Freedom, best actor for 1992’s Malcolm X, best actor for 1999’s The Hurricane, and best actor for 2012’s Flight in addition to wins including best supporting actor for 1989’s Glory and best actor for 2001’s Training Day. On top of that, the multihyphenate snagged two nominations this year,
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Long Weekend (1979)

Harmony is an ideal. If everyone just got along, the world could be one big campfire sing-along, a Coke commercial writ large, right? But unfortunately that’s not human nature; certainly not as it pertains to our fellow earthly citizens, or to the globe itself. The ‘70s saw the rise of the eco horror film; “Mother Nature’s back, and she’s pissed” practically emblazoned across posters from the likes of Frogs (1972), Phase IV (1974), and Day of the Animals (1977). Australia threw their hat in the ring at the tail end of the cycle with Long Weekend (1979), a fascinating look at environmental and personal disharmony.

Produced by the Australian Film Commission and the Victorian Film Corporation, and premiering at the 1978 Sitges Film Festival, Long Weekend was released in its native land and the U.S in March of ’79, and didn’t do much business at either end. Perhaps audiences were expecting something a little more visceral,
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Denzel Washington to Receive Career Honor From Hollywood Publicists

Denzel Washington to Receive Career Honor From Hollywood Publicists
Hollywood publicists have selected Denzel Washington as Motion Picture Showman of the Year in recognition of his career achievements.

Washington will be honored at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists awards on Feb. 24 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“Denzel continues to excel as a major creative force in filmmaking while also recognizing the key role that publicity and promotion play in the success of filmmaking,” said awards committee chairman Henri Bollinger. .”His understanding of what it takes to attract movie audiences supports his exceptional talents as an actor and filmmaker..”

Washington produced, directed, wrote and stars in the drama “Fences,” and also reprised the Tony Award-winning role he played on Broadway in 2010.

Icg National President Steven Poster said, .”Denzel Washington brings a unique reality and a dignity to every character he portrays, be they actual or imagined people, good guys or bad. I always look forward to seeing him on screen.
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Denzel Washington to Be Honored by American Society of Cinematographers

Denzel Washington to Be Honored by American Society of Cinematographers
The American Society of Cinematographers has selected Denzel Washington as the recipient of its Board of Governors Award.

Washington will be presented with the honor on Feb. 4 during the 31st Asc Awards at Hollywood and Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom. The organization presents the accolade to individuals in the industry whose body of work has made “significant and indelible contributions” to cinema.

The organization said in a statement, “It is the only Asc Award not given to a cinematographer, and is reserved for filmmakers who have been champions for directors of photography and the visual art form.”

Washington made his directorial debut with “Antwone Fisher” in 2002 and directed “The Great Debaters” in 2007. He directed and produced “Fences,” written by August Wilson and based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The movie will be released on Christmas Day. Washington also reprises his original Tony Award-winning role alongside Viola Davis.

Denzel Washington is an amazing director and actor,
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Magic (1978)

It’s the eyes, isn’t it? Wide like saucers and twice as deep, they’re impenetrable. And the wooden leer of the wide open maw betrays them, separate and with its own agenda. Of course I’m referring to ventriloquist dummies, and the eerie spell they cast upon the viewer. The horror viewer, specifically; we’ll seek out anything that gives us a sense of unease. Which brings us to Richard Attenborough’s Magic (1978), a wryly creepy tale of encroaching madness and showbiz folly. (Aren’t they the same thing?)

Produced by 20th Century Fox and Joseph E. Levine (Carnal Knowledge) and released by 20th Century, Magic opened in November of ’78 in the U.S. and rolled out to the rest of the world in early ’79. Grossing nearly $24 million U.S. against a $7 million budget with positive reviews to boot, Magic was an unqualified success – with one of the
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Marc Alan Fishman: Iron Batman v. Super Captain America

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In the not too distant future we’ll be privy to both Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Overly Long Titles and Captain America: Civility and Zombies. Seemingly, both will deal with complimentary issues pertaining to the culpability of collateral damage surrounding the super-inhabited world. In lesser terms, it’s pretty clear when you level a city (or level half of one, and almost use another as a projectile) someone has to pay. And no, I don’t mean asking Tony or Bruce-Bruce for a spare billion to cover the insurance.

At the core of both movies – and yes, I’m speculating – we’re dealing with the balance of proactive protection versus reactive process improvement. Regulating and regularly checking the populace for gifts is certainly one way to do it. It’s no different, one might postulate, than registering a weapon they own. Iron Man’s stance, as is Mr.
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Golden Globes Honor Denzel Washington With Cecil B. DeMille Award

Golden Globes Honor Denzel Washington With Cecil B. DeMille Award
It’s one thing to achieve success; it’s more difficult to sustain it. But the trickiest feat is to use it smartly. On any of those standards, Denzel Washington is off-the-charts successful.

The winner of this year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award has been a star for more than 30 years. He could have played it safe, picking roles that tap into his likability and charisma, and he still would have had a good career. But he has continued to surprise his fans by taking on more complex characters. He has also stretched himself by returning to the stage, and adding on the jobs of producer and director.

But the most impressive thing is that he’s used his clout to help others, both by giving major breaks to some talented (but struggling) artists and by quietly giving time, money and attention to philanthropies.

When the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.
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Denzel Washington to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes

Denzel Washington will be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at this year's Golden Globes.

"Washington's long and storied career is earmarked by his countless roles in front and behind the camera," said Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Lorenzo Soria in a statement.

The acclaimed 60-year-old actor has two Golden Globes, as well as two Academy Awards and a Tony, to his name for his performances. He won the best supporting actor trophy for "Glory" in 1989, and the best actor award for "The Hurricane" in 1999. Washington very notably lost out on winning for "Training Day," for which he went on to get an Oscar.

He's been lauded for being one of Hollywood's finest actors, with memorable turns in "Cry Freedom," "Malcolm X," and "Philadelphia."

He is currently filming "The Magnificent Seven" and "The Equalizer 2."

The prestigious Cecil B. DeMille award most recently went to George Clooney last year.
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'Inside Out', 'Birdman' composers win at World Soundtrack Awards

'Inside Out', 'Birdman' composers win at World Soundtrack Awards
Michael Giacchino took Film Composer of the Year, while Antonio Sanchez took Film Score of the Year for Birdman.

Sitting alongside the 42nd annual Gent Film Festival in Belgium (October 13-24), the 15th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards doled out its musical honours with a coinciding orchestral concert featuring the works of leading composers Alan Silvestri, Patrick Doyle and Daniel Pemberton.

Michael Giacchino was awarded with top honours as Film Composer of the Year for Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Inside Out and Jurassic World. He was previously the World Soundtrack Award’s Discovery of the Year in 2005 for his work on The Incredibles.

Antonio Sanchez was also a big winner, beating out Bruno Calais (Song Of The Sea), Alexandre Desplat (The Imitation Game), Hans Zimmer (Interstellar) and Johann Johansson (The Theory Of Everything) for Best Original Film Score of the Year (Birdman).

Sanchez also nabbed the Discovery of the Year Award.

“I remember
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How 'Beasts of No Nation' Almost Killed Cary Fukunaga

How 'Beasts of No Nation' Almost Killed Cary Fukunaga
There's a moment near the halfway mark of the child-soldier drama Beasts of No Nation where our young hero, an African preteen-turned-rebel-army-killing-machine named Adu, is being prepped for battle. An older boy pulls out a knife and cuts the youngster's forehead; he then rubs a powdery substance into the gash. As the group's leader, a charismatic destroyer of souls known simply as Commandant (played by The Wire's Idris Elba), leads them toward their destination, the visuals begin to change: plants take on a rusty blood-red hue, the earth they
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Mrs. Henderson Presents to transfer to the West End

Following a sell-out season at the Theatre Royal Bath this summer, Mrs Henderson Presents will open at the Noel Coward Theatre on Tuesday 9 February 2016..

Mrs Henderson Presents will star Tracie Bennett as Laura Henderson, Ian Bartholomew as Vivian Van Damm and Emma Williams as Maureen who all reprise the roles they played in Bath. Full casting will be announced shortly.

Based on the film Mrs Henderson Presents – original screenplay by Martin Sherman, the musical has a book and is directed by the multi-award winning Terry Johnson. Lyrics are by the Oscar, Tony and Golden Globe winning Don Black with music by Oscar nominated George Fenton and Simon Chamberlain, who both collaborated on the original film. It is choreographed by Andrew Wright, has set design by Tim Shortall, costume design by Paul Wills and lighting design by Ben Ormerod. Wig, hair and make-up design is by Richard Mawbey, orchestrations are by
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Warner Bros.’ Production Exec Roy Button on Working with Hollywood Directors

London — At the Production Guild of Great Britain’s annual awards on Saturday, Roy Button, executive VP and managing director, Warner Bros. Productions Ltd., received an award for his contribution to the industry. Variety spoke to him about his 46-year career.

Button started as a runner, rising up through the ranks of 1st and 2nd assistant director, production manager and producer. In his assistant director roles he worked with such filmmakers as Richard Attenborough (“Cry Freedom,” “Gandhi,” “A Bridge Too Far”), Steven Spielberg (“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Empire of the Sun”), Sydney Pollack (“Out of Africa”), Richard Marquand (“Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi”) and Richard Donner (“Superman”).

As head of physical production for Warner Bros. Productions Ltd., Button is responsible for all the studio’s movies based out of the U.K., Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
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’24: Live Another Day’ Team Wins U.K. Production Guild Award

London — The U.K. production team behind Twentieth Century Fox Television’s TV series “24: Live Another Day” was named team of the year at the Production Guild of Great Britain awards on Saturday. The awards, which took place at The Grove in Hertfordshire, recognize achievements made by guild members working in film or television within the production office, production accounts, location management, VFX, post-production or assistant directing roles.

The “24” team, which was led by producer and British Film Commission chairman Iain Smith, included unit production manager Kathy Nettleship, location manager Casper Mill and production accountant David Jones. “The production team delivered on every count, achieving a fast-paced, challenging shoot with precision. The speed of turnover of writing, shooting and going to air was unprecedented in British production with filming taking place around the clock and Fox’s U.S. air dates rolling as the team worked,” the guild said.
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Denzel Washington's 5 best movies? Training Day, Man on Fire, more

Denzel Washington's 5 best movies? Training Day, Man on Fire, more
Denzel Washington is back on the big screen this week, reuniting with Training Day director Antoine Fuqua for tough-as-nails thriller The Equalizer.

A two-time Academy Award-winner (with a further four nominations under his belt), Washington has achieved just about all there is to achieve in his glittering Hollywood career. Picking out his five best movies is a tricky job, but we've attempted to do it anyway. Read on to find out which Denzel movies we think are the absolute essentials...

Glory (1989)

Edward Zwick's American Civil War drama starred Washington as Private Silas Trip, a soldier in the first Union Army unit to be made up entirely of African-American men. Washington stole the movie from its leading man Matthew Broderick, and bagged a Supporting Actor Oscar win for his troubles. He was nominated two years prior for playing activist Steve Biko in Cry Freedom, but this was the movie that
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Review: Deliberate Pacing & Stylized Action are Distracting Enough to Make Up for a Derivative Story in 'The Equalizer'

A film like “The Equalizer”, as entertaining as it is, is the kind I never thought I’d see from Denzel Washington. Over the years, Washington has attained a level of general likability and star power that most Hollywood personalities would kill for, as a highly respected, award-winning actor, and a massive box office draw. Whether through dramatic autobiographical roles ("Malcolm X," "Cry Freedom"), assured badass roles ("Training Day," "Inside Man"), and everything in between ("Mo’ Better Blues," "Remember the Titans"), Washington’s name alone is a brand endorsement that’s enough to put meat in seats, and he’s done it all...
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