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National Board of Review Boosts ‘The Post’ and ‘Get Out,’ While Netflix and Amazon Struggle

National Board of Review Boosts ‘The Post’ and ‘Get Out,’ While Netflix and Amazon Struggle
Every November, two New York awards groups — Independent Feature Project’s Gotham Awards and scholastic cinephile association The National Board of Review — put the spotlight on some lucky winners, boosting their Oscar chances. The ones left off aren’t hurt, necessarily; it only means they need to nab more attention down the pike.

Read More:National Board of Review 2017 Winners: ‘The Post’ Named Best Film, Greta Gerwig is Best Director Winners:

Best Film, Actor, and Actress went to Steven Spielberg’s late-breaking true thriller “The Post” (Fox, December 22), which balances a resonant valentine to analog journalism with a moving portrait of an heroic woman publisher who put free speech ahead of business.

Meryl Streep will continue to win accolades for this sensitive portrayal of The Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham, a socially prominent widow who inherited her husband’s newspaper and learned to navigate the nation’s corridors of power with
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Halloween 2017: Devil’s Night Double Feature – The Crow and House Of 1000 Corpses

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[To get you into the spooky spirit, the Daily Dead team is spotlighting double features that we think would be fun to watch this Halloween season. Check here for more double feature recommendations and other Halloween 2017 coverage.]

In horror movies, things usually go so very wrong on October 31st when it comes to the Halloween-themed offerings of the genre. But what about the night before? October 30th, or “Devil’s Night”, can also bring about its own horrific consequences, which is the theme I went with when it came time to put together my double feature of Alex ProyasThe Crow and Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses. Both are coincidentally feature film debuts for each director, they feature killer soundtracks, and this pair of films is also centered around a storyline where the characters will never be the same after their experiences on the night before Halloween.

Based on the comic by James O'Barr, The Crow finds aspiring rock star Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) rising from the grave a year after his death to take revenge on the four thugs (David Patrick Kelly, Angel David,
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Oscars Not So White: ‘Get Out’ and ‘Mudbound’ Lead Diverse 2018 Contenders

It would be lovely to think that last year’s “Moonlight” Oscar wins presaged a long and permanent shift in Hollywood movie culture. At the heart of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ complex diversity issue is how much the Oscars reflect the way that the Academy likes to view itself. That helps to explain why the Academy voters did far better with their 2017 Oscar nominations than the year before, when their 6,000 members failed to nominate any actors of color at all.

Read More:Barry Jenkins and Jordan Peele Among the 774 Invited to Join the Academy As It Pushes for Inclusion

The Academy’s recent diversity push added more younger and international members; its 7,000 voters are now 28 percent women and 13 percent people of color. But will the new membership shifts make a major impact on the 2018 Oscar nominations? Despite the new voters, the organization is still under the
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Oscars Not So White: ‘Get Out’ and ‘Mudbound’ Lead Diverse 2018 Contenders

It would be lovely to think that last year’s “Moonlight” Oscar wins presaged a long and permanent shift in Hollywood movie culture. At the heart of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ complex diversity issue is how much the Oscars reflect the way that the Academy likes to view itself. That helps to explain why the Academy voters did far better with their 2017 Oscar nominations than the year before, when their 6,000 members failed to nominate any actors of color at all.

Read More:Barry Jenkins and Jordan Peele Among the 774 Invited to Join the Academy As It Pushes for Inclusion

The Academy’s recent diversity push added more younger and international members; its 7,000 voters are now 28 percent women and 13 percent people of color. But will the new membership shifts make a major impact on the 2018 Oscar nominations? Despite the new voters, the organization is still under the
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Errol Morris Set for Lifetime Achievement Award at Second Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards

Errol Morris Set for Lifetime Achievement Award at Second Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards
Keep up with the glitzy awards world with our weekly Awards Roundup column.

– The Broadcast Film Critics Association (Bfca) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (Btja) have announced that Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris as the recipient of the Critics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award. Morris will receive his award at the second annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards gala event, set to take place on Thursday, November 2 at Bric in Brooklyn, New York, hosted by Penn Jillette.

Journalist and author Kathryn Schulz will present the Critics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award to Morris. Damien Echols will present the previously announced Critics’ Choice Impact Award to filmmaker Joe Berlinger. Additional award presenters include: Clive Davis, Matt Dillon, Gilbert Gottfried, Barbara Kopple, Lawrence O’Donnell, Linda Perry, and Fisher Stevens, Diane Warren, among others.

Read More:Helen Mirren Set for Chaplin Award, European Film Academy Honors Newcomers, and More — Awards Roundup

Netflix will release Morris’ newest offering,
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Geostorm: back to the 90s with Dean Devlin’s Armageddon 2

Ed Kegenof Oct 24, 2017

It’s the end of the world yet again in the sci-fi disaster thriller, Geostorm. An unofficial sequel to Michael Bay’s Armageddon...?

With Independence Day, director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin managed to single-handedly resuscitate the disaster movie - a genre that had wheezed to a halt following an increasingly daft sequence of examples in the late 70s and early 80s (for a stunning night in, check out the low-rent majesty of Meteor, The Swarm or When Time Ran Out). Sure, Independence Day was an alien invasion movie straight out of the 50s, but its scenes of global panic and destruction were pure Irwin Allen. A certified hit in 1996, Independence Day sparked a wave of incendiary movies in the same vein, with scenarios varying from exploding volcanoes (Dante’s Peak and, well, Volcano), a giant monster (Godzilla) and duelling asteroid movies Deep Impact and Armageddon.
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Gerard Butler interview: Geostorm, Angel Has Fallen and more

Duncan Bowles Oct 23, 2017

Gerard Butler chats to us about Geostorm, his bike accident, and Olympus Has Fallen 3...

Geostorm is a film that is so bombastic, it feels like a crime to write its name in lowercase letters – Geostorm fits much better and conveys the gloriously over the top shenanigans that Gerard Butler finds himself at the centre of, as the planet Earth has set about imploding after no one paid any attention to climate change. Thankfully Butler’s character, Jake Lawson, has created a net of satellites in space that can prevent future weather based disasters, until it appears that someone might have set about turning ‘Dutch Boy’ (the control system) into a weapon…

Geostorm is a throwback to the golden era of nineties disaster movies in the best way; if you’ve ever loved the likes of Armageddon, Dante’s Peak or Twister (to name a few) then deciding
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Global Genes Star-Studded 6th Annual Rare Tribute to Champions of Hope and Patient Advocacy Summit

Global Genes hosted the highly anticipated and globally-recognized 6th Annual Rare Tribute to Champions of Hope Awards and Rare Patient Advocacy Summit on September 14-16.

The weekend-long festivities culminated Saturday at the Tribute award program hosted at the City National Grove of Anaheim, where more than 700 patients, celebrities, advocacy leaders, biotech and pharmaceutical executives, healthcare professionals, philanthropists, and scientists came together to support the fight against rare disease. The heartfelt awards, presentations, and performances raised over $1.75 million for rare disease education, awareness, advocacy, and patient scholarships to access programs. Of the total funds raised, more than $75,000 was donated through an on-stage ask at the Saturday evening event in direct support for the Global Genes Rare Patient Impact Grant Program.

The weekend celebrations were a star-studded affair with celebrity award presenters and guests in attendance including Jim O’Heir (Parks and Recreation), Madison McLaughlin (Supernatural, Arrow), Jillian Rose Reed (MTV’s
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Performer of the Week: Paula Malcomson

Performer of the Week: Paula Malcomson
The Performer | Paula Malcomson

The Show | Ray Donovan

The Episode | “Shelley Duvall” (Sept. 17, 2017)

The Performance | We’re still not happy with Ray Donovan for saddling Abby with terminal cancer, but damn if Malcomson’s tour-de-force performance isn’t providing us with one helluva silver lining. And that was especially true in Sunday’s episode, which found Abby at her most emotionally and physically vulnerable as the disease continued its lethal progression.

A remote ice-skating rink provided the setting for what would be Malcomson’s strongest work on the show to date, as Ray (Liev Schreiber) “bullied” his pale, withered other
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The Orville Season 1 Episode 3 Review – ‘About a Girl’

Martin Carr reviews the third episode of The Orville

Online entertainment sites seem more concerned with the impact of Thursday night football on The Orville than anything else. Fox also re-launched Gotham against the Star Trek pastiche which is another reason why ratings may have bottomed out for MacFarlane’s creation. Whatever their arguments for moving it have no illusions this has anything to do with quality. Networks are strange and in the past some truly inspired television has been buried beneath cultural preoccupations. It would seem The Orville is no different.

MacFarlane has always been brave in his choice of topics and uses the position and clout he has attained to address contentious issues. Mixing it up in true Family Guy fashion what we get in The Orville episode three is a savage attack on the narrow-minded attitudes of some to gender conformity. There are some jokes mixed in
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‘The Deuce,’ ‘Search Party,’ ‘At Home With Amy Sedaris’ Set For New York Television Festival

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‘The Deuce,’ ‘Search Party,’ ‘At Home With Amy Sedaris’ Set For New York Television Festival
The line-up for the 13th Annual New York Television Festival has been officially revealed for a choice week of screenings, educational panels, fan events, and red carpets premieres. This year, truTV will present a screening of “At Home With Amy Sedaris,” while Amy Sedaris herself makes an appearance to celebrate and discuss the launch of her new comedy series.

In addition, “The Deuce” executive producer and director Michelle MacLaren, executive producer Nina Kostoff-Noble, and VP of programming Kathleen McCaffrey will discuss the HBO’s series depiction of the rise of the porn industry in 1970s New York. Executive producer and talent Dana Gould, producer and talent John C. McGinley, and talent Janet Varney will also offer fans a behind-the-scenes look into thse second season of IFC’s comedy-horror series “Stan Against Evil.”

Other standout screenings include the Season 2 premiere of TBS’s “Search Party,” where festival-goers can catch a panel
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Salvation's Ian Anthony Dale Teases 24-Like Finale, Upgraded Five-0 Role

Salvation's Ian Anthony Dale Teases 24-Like Finale, Upgraded Five-0 Role
Stave off the government, save the world?

That is presumably the plan for Salvation’s Harris, Grace, Darius and Liam as CBS’ new summertime drama launches its freshman finale tonight at a special time, 10/9c. Having discovered that President MacKenzie was A) indeed targeted for assassination by a treasonous cabal but B) actually survived and has been holed away by trusted allies, Harris is getting in bed with the enemy (so to speak?) by cozying up to the White House chief of staff as part of a plan to overthrow newly installed President Bennett’s ruthless, asteroid-sympathetic regime and get
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‘All The Money In The World’ Trailer: Michelle Williams’ Son Gets Kidnapped

In Hollywood, there is a long-running tradition of similar projects going into development or being released concurrently — think “Deep Impact” and “Armageddon,” “Capote” and “Infamous,” and even more recently, Jon Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” and Andy Serkis’s “Jungle Book: Origins.” So it goes then with the prolific workhorse Ridley Scott and his new effort “All The Money In The World” which is competing with Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy’s (the Oscar-winning team behind “Slumdog Millionaire” and “127 Hours”) new FX anthology series “Trust,” both of which will cover the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, heir to the Getty oil empire.

Continue reading ‘All The Money In The World’ Trailer: Michelle Williams’ Son Gets Kidnapped at The Playlist.
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Horror Directors Lead Hollywood Tributes to Tobe Hooper: ‘Your Legacy Lives On’

Horror Directors Lead Hollywood Tributes to Tobe Hooper: ‘Your Legacy Lives On’
Hollywood lost a horror icon this weekend when “Texas Chain Saw Massacre” and “Poltergeist” director Tobe Hooper died in Sherman Oaks, Calif. on Saturday. He was 74.

Filmmakers and other celebrities were quick to pay tribute to the late director on social media.

Hooper’s fellow horror helmers including William Friedkin (“The Exorcist”), James Wan (“The Conjuring, “Saw”), Scott Derrickson (“Sinister”), John Carpenter (“Halloween,” “The Thing”) and Edgar Wright (“Shaun of the Dead”) honored their peer on Twitter.

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“A kind, warm-hearted man who made the most terrifying film ever,” noted Friedkin. “A good friend I will never forget.”

Wan wrote, “Sad to hear the passing of Tobe Hooper. One of the nicest people. A sweet, gentle soul of a man. Your legacy lives on.”

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Tobe Hooper directed The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a seminal work in horror cinema. He was a kind,
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Raindance reveals 2017 line-up and competition jury

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London-based festival to open with Oh Lucy! with Josh Hartnett.

The 25th Raindance Film Festival (Sept 21 -Oct 2) has revealed the majority of its line-up and jury members.

The international premiere of Atsuko Hirayanagi’s Oh Lucy! (USA), starring Josh Hartnett, is the opening night film of the London-based event. The closing night film will be announced later this month.

The competition jury includes ex-bifa director Johanna Von Fischer, Spanish producer Rosa Bosch and actors Jamie Campbell Bower (Twilight), Jack O’Connell (Unbroken), Sean Bean (Game Of Thrones), Christopher Eccleston (Dr Who), Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting), Celia Imrie (Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Training Day), Nicholas Lyndhurst (Only Fools and Horses), Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Hotel Rwanda), Josh Whitehouse (Northern Soul), Neil Marshall (Game Of Thrones) and Rachel Portman (Chocolat).

They will preside over awards for a competition line-up that features the European premiere of Koichiro Miki’s Noise and the world premiere of Evald Johnson’s High & Outside: A Baseball
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Movie News: Felicity Jones to Star As Supreme Court Justice; Steven Soderbergh Reportedly Made a Secret iPhone Movie

On the Basis of Sex: Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, above) will star as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in On the Basis of Sex. Natalie Portman had previously been touted for the role. The movie will focus on Ginsburg and her continuing fight for equal rights over the years. Mimi Leder (Deep Impact) will direct, with production aiming to get underway in September. [Deadline]   Secret Movie: Reportedly, Steven Soderbergh (Logan Lucky) has made a movie in secret, shooting the footage with an iPhone. Claire Foy (TV's The Crown, above) and Juno Temple star. According to rumor, the movie is titled Unsane, though no plot details have been revealed. [The Tracking Board/Variety]   Deadpool 2: Ryan Reynolds shared a photo of himself with...

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Felicity Jones will play the Notorious Rbg in new biopic by ‘The Leftovers’ director Mimi Leder – yes please!

Felicity Jones will play the Notorious Rbg in new biopic by ‘The Leftovers’ director Mimi Leder – yes please!
Our sister site Deadline has exclusively reported that Felicity Jones will play the starring role as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the upcoming film “On the Basis of Sex,” which will be directed by Mimi Leder, whose previous credits include the films “The Peacemaker” and “Deep Impact” as well as “ER” and “The Leftovers.” This will […]
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Newswire: Felicity Jones to play galactic hero Ruth Bader Ginsburg

According to Deadline, Rogue One star Felicity Jones has signed on to play Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Mimi Leder’s On The Basis Of Sex. The movie sounds like a biopic about Ginsburg and the sexism she has faced in her career, with the Deadline story saying it focuses on the “numerous obstacles to her fight for equal rights.” Mimi Leder was the director behind Pay It Forward and Deep Impact, but in recent years she’s focused more on TV, working on The Leftovers—which she also produced—and Shameless.

As for the real Ginsburg, she was the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court, and her judicial career has largely been about fighting for the advancement of women’s rights. Basically, she wasn’t as instrumental in blowing up the Death Star as Jones’ Jyn Erso was, but she’s no less of a badass.
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Felicity Jones Set to Play Young Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Mimi Leder’s ‘On the Basis of Sex’

Felicity Jones Set to Play Young Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Mimi Leder’s ‘On the Basis of Sex’
Oscar nominee and “Star Wars” heroine Felicity Jones is jumping back into prestige pictures with a hot property all about one of modern America’s most notable female leaders. Deadline reports that Jones will star as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Mimi Leder’s “On the Basis of Sex,” based on Daniel Stiepleman’s Black List script of the same name.

Per the outlet, “the drama follows the travails of Ginsburg as she faced numerous obstacles to her fight for equal rights throughout her career.” It it set to shoot in Montreal in September. Stiepleman’s script was an entry on the 2014 Black List of most liked unproduced scripts.

Read MoreFelicity Jones Explains Why the ‘Rogue One’ Team Insisted Her Costume Wasn’t Sexualized

Back in 2015, Natalie Portman was tapped to star in the film for Focus Features, and that version was set to be directed by “Diary
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‘Planet of the Apes’: With ‘War’ Over, What’s Next for the Blockbuster Franchise?

‘Planet of the Apes’: With ‘War’ Over, What’s Next for the Blockbuster Franchise?
Sometimes, reboots can be a good thing. Such is the case with one of modern cinema’s most unexpectedly rich and rewarding (and unique) blockbuster franchises, the effectively rejiggered “Planet of the Apes,” which used the bones of a beloved classic to craft a series that continually stands out on its own merits. Three movies in, and the Fox franchise has become a thinking-fans summer movie delight, bolstered by eye-popping special effects and a reworked mythology that pays homage to the originals while pushing onward.

With last week’s “War for the Planet of the Apes” opening at the number one spot at the box office amidst a slew of stellar reviews, it’s only understandable that fans are eager for more adventures within the world. And while the third film in the trilogy could easily function as the final chapter in the story, there’s plenty more to tell.
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