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Golden Globe Nominations 2017

by Nathaniel R

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has reached its diamond anniversary. Alfre Woodard and Sharon Stone announced the nominations. Here are the Globe nominations in all their glory and folly (it's always a combo of the two with any awards body... though people tend to be harsher on the Globes in this perception matter). The biggest surprise was the big love for Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World (which no other awards group had screened to date) but the Golden Globes do like to be first as is always evident in their TV nominations which are generally quite favorable to new series (note the love for The Handmaid's Tale, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, and more). As is also their habit they embraced a musical for their comedy/musical category giving a Best Picture nomination to The Greatest Showman

Among the saddest snubs (discussed in fuller
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Includes A Special Dedication To Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher’s tragic passing last year left Star Wars fans around the world heartbroken, and ever since, one of the biggest questions has been how will Lucasfilm handle the actress’ untimely death moving forward? We know that she’s set to feature in The Last Jedi, and holds a fairly large role in it, from what we hear, but what comes after that?

With the decision being made not to digitally recreate her for Episode IX, we shouldn’t expect to see Princess Leia in Abrams’ trilogy closer, but will the studio still find some way to acknowledge her passing and honor her? Well, if a new report is to be believed, then yes, they definitely will.

According to ComicBook.com, The Last Jedi includes a touching dedication to the actress, as once the credits finish up, a message is displayed on screen that reads: “For our special princess – Carrie Fisher.
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Darkness Rises And Light To Meet It On Gorgeous Star Wars: The Last Jedi Posters

Daisy Ridley’s Rey, the Jakku orphan who helped usher in a new generation of heroes through The Force Awakens, looks set to experience something of an existential crisis in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Caught between the First Order and the “vulnerable” Resistance, last we checked in on Ridley’s heroine she had made contact with Luke Skywalker, the Jedi Master who has spent years in exile following the destruction of his Jedi Academy, presumably at the hands of Kylo Ren.

But when it comes to Rey, in particular, The Last Jedi‘s second full trailer hinted at a potential dark turn for Daisy Ridley’s fan-favorite. Either that, or the video editors at Lucasfilm are purposely keeping Star Wars fans on their toes with a bout of clever editing. Because let’s face it, there’s a good chance that final shot is either lifted out of context,
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A third and final crack at 2017 Golden Globe predictions

Folks, here is a sense of just how deep into the end of the year we’ve gotten. The Golden Globe Awards will announce their nominations early on next week. Monday morning, to be specific. One of the highest profile nominating bodies out there, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (or HFPA, for short) will have their say and potentially shape the race. Keep in mind that they have limited impact on the Oscars, but Academy Award voters do pay some degree of attention to what goes on here. As such, it’s worth our time. One last shot at acing the nominations is what you’ll see here. There’s definitely still some mystery here, though the season is already taking shape with other precursors. Below is my final crack at figuring out the Globes. It should be a good morning for Call Me By Your Name, Dunkirk, Get Out,
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AFI Awards Name 10 Best Movies and TV Shows of 2017

AFI Awards Name 10 Best Movies and TV Shows of 2017
Honorees for the 2017 AFI Awards were announced Wednesday afternoon. In addition to recognizing 10 groundbreaking movies, it also recognizes 10 exemplary television programs. High-profile TV snubs include Better Call Saul, black-ish and Veep. On the movie side, Beauty and the Beast, Blade Runner 2049, Coco, I, Tonya, Logan, Molly's Game, Mudbound, Phantom Thread, The Disaster Artist, War for the Planet of the Apes and Wonder were similarly shut out. Here are the 10 films being honored this year: Here are the 10 TV series being honored this year: Honorees are selected based on works that "best advance the art of the moving image, enhance the rich cultural heritage of...
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Disney's Little Mermaid Remake Targets Mary Poppins 2 Director

Disney's Little Mermaid Remake Targets Mary Poppins 2 Director
It looks like Disney's live-action version of The Little Mermaid may finally be gaining some real traction. The project has been in some form of development for some time now, but it appears the studio is much more serious about actually getting the movie made, as they've set their sights on a director. Rob Marshall (Chicago, Into the Woods) is said to be Disney's top choice for the job and has been offered the movie.

According to a new report, Rob Marshall is currently reviewing the script, which was written by Jane Goldman. That is also a new reveal, as it previously wasn't known who had worked on the latest draft. Goldman has written quite a few big hits over the years, such as X-Men: First Class, the Kingsman movies and Kick-Ass, just to name a few. As for Marshall, he most recently directed Mary Poppins Returns for Disney, which
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Lego unveils new Marvel and Disney 2018 Duplo sets

As Lego continues to roll out promotional images for its 2018 sets, we now have something for the little ‘uns with a look at official promotional images for three Duplo sets in the Marvel Super Hero Adventures Spider-Man & Hulk Adventures (10876) and Disney’s Belle’s Tea Party (10877) from Beauty and the Beast and Rapunzel’s Tower (10878) from Tangled. Take a look here…

See Also: Follow all of our Lego coverage here

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‘The Little Mermaid’ Live-Action Disney Reboot Eyes Rob Marshall as Director

‘The Little Mermaid’ Live-Action Disney Reboot Eyes Rob Marshall as Director
Disney has offered Rob Marshall the job of directing its live-action version of “The Little Mermaid.”

The studio tapped Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken last year to write the songs for the reboot of its 1989 animated hit. Miranda is also producing the film along with Marc Platt. Jane Goldman wrote the script.

The original version followed a mermaid princess who sought to meet a human prince on land. Menken wrote the music, including the songs “Under the Sea,” “Part of Your World,” and “Kiss the Girl.”

If Marshall takes the gig, it would mark his fourth Disney film after 2011’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” 2014’s “Into the Woods,” and “Mary Poppins Returns,” which stars Emily Mortimer, Emily Blunt, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Miranda, Angela Lansbury, and Dick Van Dyke. “Mary Poppins Returns,” a sequel to the 1964 film that starred Julie Andrews, hits theaters on Dec. 25, 2018.

The studio has seen significant success with live-action reboots
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Can Holiday-Season Blockbusters Save 2017’s Box Office After Dismal Summer?

Can Holiday-Season Blockbusters Save 2017’s Box Office After Dismal Summer?
It’s been a bruising year for the movie business. Major studios are trying to move past a brutal summer box office — the lowest in more than two decades — as well as the ever-widening sexual harassment scandal that has heaped dirt on some of Hollywood’s biggest names.

As the bad headlines continue to pile up, the industry is hoping it will finally have something to celebrate this holiday season. At least one film hitting theaters in December is guaranteed to be a global blockbuster: Disney/Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” But several other pictures are elbowing their way into a packed Christmas corridor, looking to be runners up. It’s a critically important season, one that in recent years has accounted for 15% of the annual box office haul.

This year the pressure is particularly intense to make up ground, though hopes of approaching 2016’s domestic record at the turnstiles seem dim at best.

“It
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The Last Jedi: Gwendoline Christie Teases An Unhinged Captain Phasma

Captain Phasma, Chrometrooper, Brienne of Tarth 2.0 – whatever moniker you choose, Gwendoline Christie’s high-ranking First Order commander is an undisputed badass, which only makes it all the more disappointing that her character was unfairly short-changed in The Force Awakens.

And though it’s impossible to gauge how much screen time will be allocated to Phasma in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, ComicBook.com recently caught up with Christie and Domnhall Gleeson (General Armitage Hux) to discuss the inner workings of the First Order. And it seems Phasma still has a chip on her chrome shoulder following the events of The Force Awakens, when she was dumped into a garbage shoot on Starkiller Base.

I think they put her in to the garbage shoot and it’s taken a long time for that smell to wear away, and I think just, obviously there are the circumstances but the smell you see.
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Jessica Virtue Upped To VP Production At Walt Disney Pictures

Exclusive: Jessica Virtue, has just been promoted to VP production at Walt Disney Pictures, one of the most senior women at the studio in their division. The executive, who joined Disney in 2011, was promoted to an exec in production in 2015. She reports to Sean Bailey, president of production. Virtue was involved as a junior executive in the development and production such worldwide box office successes The Jungle Book, Cinderella, and The Beauty and the Beast, to name a…
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‘Beauty And The Beast’ Trailer: Disney Hunting For Oscars With For Your Consideration Promo

As David Ayer has reminded us, “Suicide Squad” is an Oscar winner. At this time of year, every movie is a possible Oscar contender until it isn’t, so before you laugh at Disney rolling the dice on “Beauty And The Beast,” you never know what could happen.

The studio has dropped a For Your Consideration trailer for the live action redo of their animated classic.

Continue reading ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Trailer: Disney Hunting For Oscars With For Your Consideration Promo at The Playlist.
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Coco Goes for Coveted Three-Peat at the Box Office This Weekend

Coco Goes for Coveted Three-Peat at the Box Office This Weekend
Disney Pixar's Coco has had no trouble taking home the box office crown in its first two weekends in theaters, and thanks to minimal competition this weekend, it's on track to win for a third weekend win in a row. The only new movie opening in wide release at the box office is Broad Green Pictures' Just Getting Started, which doesn't have a theater count estimate or a Rotten Tomatoes score yet, but still isn't expected to give Coco much competition. While it certainly won't be pretty, we're predicting that Coco will pull off its third win in a row with $14.5 million.

Will Coco be able to pull off the coveted three-peat at the box office? This year hasn't been kind to repeat performers. Though some movies have managed to stay in the public interest a lot longer than others. Split was the first movie of the year to win
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20 films in contention for the Best Visual Effects Oscar at the 90th Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced the twenty films which remain in content for the Best Visual Effects Oscar at the 90th Academy Awards. Check out the longlist here…

See Also: 26 films in the running for the Best Animated Feature Oscar at the Academy Awards

Alien: Covenant Beauty and the Beast Blade Runner 2049 Dunkirk Ghost in the Shell Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Justice League Kong: Skull Island Life Logan Ojka Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales The Shape of Water Spider-Man Homecoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi Thor: Ragnarok Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets War for the Planet of the Apes Wonder Woman

From the above, the Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee of The Academy will select 10 films to advance to the nomination voting stage, with the actual nominations set to be
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Hugh Jackman on ‘The Greatest Showman,’ Saying Goodbye to Wolverine and Turning Down Bond

Hugh Jackman on ‘The Greatest Showman,’ Saying Goodbye to Wolverine and Turning Down Bond
It was judgment day for “The Greatest Showman.”

The brass at 20th Century Fox and a cadre of financiers were descending on New York City to decide whether or not to give the greenlight to a musical biopic about circus impresario P.T. Barnum — one that by 2015 had been in development for seven years. In order to convince the studio, director Michael Gracey and star Hugh Jackman had arranged to do an elaborate read-through, with several Broadway greats playing supporting parts.

There was just one catch. Twenty-four hours before the presentation, Jackman had gone to the doctor to have a basal cell carcinoma removed from his nose.

“‘Michael, I have some good news and some bad news,’” Jackman said on the phone to Gracey. “The operation was a huge success; that’s no problem. But I’m in the surgeon’s office, and he’s not letting me leave until I call you and say there’s no way
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Field Narrows for Visual Effects Oscar

Chris here. We should soon be getting word of what films have moved on in bake off rounds for Oscar categories like Foreign Film and Makeup and Hairstyling. But now we have a longlist for the Visual Effects category and many of the players are genre films and blockbusters as expected. There is still room for a surprise or two, the most heartwarming of which is certainly Netflix's Okja. There's even two unseen films among the lineup: The Last Jedi and the Jumanji sequel.

Here are the 20 eligible films:

Alien: Covenant Beauty and the Beast Blade Runner 2049 Dunkirk Ghost in the Shell Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Justice League Kong: Skull Island Life Logan Okja Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales The Shape of Water

Spider-Man Homecoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi Thor: Ragnarok Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
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Annie Nominations Embrace "Coco" and "The Breadwinner"

by Nathaniel R

Coco and The Breadwinner are the top competitors for the Annies (and maybe the Oscars)

The Annie Awards first began handing out prizes in 1992 but weren't quite on a calendar year yet with Beauty and The Beast, a 1991 film, honored in that inaugural year. They've since aligned themselves to the calendar and last year their top prize went to Zootopia, which also took the Oscar. Coco leads their nominations for 2017 and also presumably leads the Oscar race with The Breadwinner the widely admired darkhorse at both. Presumably again as we won't know what the Oscar nominations are until January 23rd. 

Both of the leaders are powerfully rooted in cultural specificity (Mexico and Afghanistan respectively) and are, in their own way, tearjerkers, rather than the more traditionally glib action comedies that tend to be the bread and butter of the animated film world... at least in America.

We'd
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Logan, The Last Jedi And Thor: Ragnarok Headline Oscar Shortlist For Best Visual Effects

The crusade for Logan to be nominated for (and perhaps win?) an Academy Award just took a major step forward.

Per Deadline, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has cherry-picked 20 – count ’em, 20 – films to move forward in the Visual Effects category ahead of the 90th Academy Awards. Among the budding nominees are Beauty and the Beast, Wonder Woman, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man Homecoming, Logan and the visually spectacular Blade Runner 2049, which has undoubtedly emerged as the one to beat when it comes to Best VFX.

The preliminary shortlist also features two films that have yet to hit theaters – namely Star Wars: The Last Jedi (December 15th) and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (December 20th) – so it’ll be interesting to find out if they factor into the Academy’s voting process when it occurs later this month. When all votes have been cast, the
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Visual Effects Oscar Shortlist Is Out: From Blockbusters To Specialty Pics

Visual Effects Oscar Shortlist Is Out: From Blockbusters To Specialty Pics
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has narrowed the field for Visual Effects Oscar nominations to 20, ranging from blockbusters and would-be blockbusters to specialty fare and two films that haven’t hit theaters yet. The list includes seven of the year’s 10 biggest domestic grossers including the top four —Beauty and the Beast, Wonder Woman, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man Homecoming. It is peppered with others such huge-grossing films as Thor: R…
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