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Oscars 2018: 20 Movies Advance in Best Visual Effects Race, Including ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Wonder Woman’

Oscars 2018: 20 Movies Advance in Best Visual Effects Race, Including ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Wonder Woman’
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 20 films still in the running for this year’s Oscar for Best Visual Effects. The shortlist includes Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” and Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Superhero tentpoles “Wonder Woman,” “Logan,” and “Thor: Ragnarok” also made the cut.

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Dunkirk” making the shortlist was the biggest no-brainer, as a Christopher Nolan film has won the Best Visual Effects Oscar twice in the last seven years: “Interstellar” in 2014 and “Inception” in 2010. Disney was the big winner last year thanks to “The Jungle Book.” According to IndieWire’s awards editor Anne Thompson, “Wonder Woman,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Dunkirk,” “War for the Planet of the Apes,” and “Beauty and the Beast” are the frontrunners for the five nomination slots.

The 2018 Oscar shortlist for Best Visual Effects is below.
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Los Angeles Film Critics Awards: Willem Dafoe, Laurie Metcalf Win Supporting Prizes

Los Angeles Film Critics Awards: Willem Dafoe, Laurie Metcalf Win Supporting Prizes
Members of the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. have begun voting on this year’s list of cinema superlatives. Recent winners of the group’s best film prize have included “Moonlight,” “Spotlight,” “Boyhood,” “Her” and “Gravity.”

Check back throughout the morning for a running commentary as the winners are announced.

Best Cinematography: “The Shape of Water” (Dan Lausten)

Finally Guillermo del Toro’s latest gets into the game, after being ignored by the Gotham Awards, Indie Spirits and New York Film Critics Circle.

*Runner-up: “Blade Runner 2049” (Roger Deakins)

Best Music/Score: “Phantom Thread” (Jonny Greenwood)

At a recent Focus Features event, Paul Thomas Anderson was clearly still smarting from Greenwood’s dismissal by the Academy’s music branch for his contributions to “There Will Be Blood.” Greenwood’s work was deemed “diluted” by the use of pre-existing music at the time. Though there are some pre-existing music cues in Anderson’s latest, this time, they
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Oscars 2018: ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Boast Groundbreaking Sound Design

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Oscars 2018: ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Boast Groundbreaking Sound Design
To help convey the “visceral realism” of “Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan oversaw an intense soundscape covering land, sea, and air timelines for the legendary evacuation of more than 300,000 British and Allied troops under German bombardment. And for “Blade Runner 2049,” Denis Villeneuve spearheaded a musical blurring of sound and score that carried both emotional and atmospheric weight in driving the “more human than human” narrative.

Thus, in each case, sound works both overtly and subliminally to immerse us in war and dystopia, sharing equal importance with the stunning visuals provided by Hoyte van Hoytema and Roger Deakins, respectively. In the end, it makes no difference if we can’t distinguish sound from music, as they merge into a singular experience.

The Sounds of Survival

Chris wanted a sense of velocity and everything’s happening so fast with the enemy approaching at their own speed, so there’s a time limit,” said Richard King,
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Et Obsessions: ‘The Wine Show,’ ‘The Disaster Artist’ and More!

Et Obsessions: ‘The Wine Show,’ ‘The Disaster Artist’ and More!
Here at Et, we’re obsessed with a lot of things -- and here is what we’re most excited about this week:

Why We’re Obsessed With ‘The Wine Show

Pour another glass because our favorite import -- Matthew Goode -- is back with a second season of The Wine Show, Sky Vision’s food and travel magazine series, which moves the action from Italy to the South of France. Available on in the U.S. on Hulu, the show became a favorite among viewers thanks to the bromance between Goode and co-host Matthew Rhys and their journey through the heart of Italy in search of tasty wine and lasting memories. Joining Goode (who also stars on The Crown season two) is James Purefoy, an equally English and handsome actor, who steps in for Rhys. This season, two hosts are tasked with finding a case of wine to match a six-course French lunch cooked by Stephane
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Seven Christopher Nolan films hit 4K Ultra HD this December

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that seven acclaimed films from director Christopher Nolan will be available for the first time on 4K Ultra HD on December 18th in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Dunkirk, The Prestige and Interstellar.

“4K Ultra HD with Hdr is an incredibly exciting new home video format that allows a much closer recreation of viewing the original film print,” said Christopher Nolan. “The deeper colour palette comes closer to matching the analogue colours of film and we’ve restored the original theatrical mixes for this release. If you can’t rewatch these films in the theater, this is the best experience you can have in your own home.”

Batman Begins

Batman Begins” explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight’s emergence as a force for good in Gotham. In the wake of his parents’ murder, disillusioned
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Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk Movie Back In Theaters December 1

Warner Bros. Pictures is giving moviegoers a final opportunity to see Christopher Nolan’s sweeping epic “Dunkirk” on the big screen.

On December 1, 2017, the film will be re-released in a select limited engagement in 50 IMAX® and 70mm locations in 34 domestic markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Dallas, Atlanta, and Toronto, among others.

Following, on January 24, the film’s re-release will be expanded to include more than 250 additional locations. Sue Kroll, President Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures stated, “With ‘Dunkirk,’ Christopher Nolan broke new ground in the use of large-format cameras to create a theatrical event that demands to be seen on the largest possible canvas. As we head into the holiday season, we are excited to offer audiences another opportunity to be swept up in this truly immersive moviegoing experience…whether for the first time or again.”

Originally released in July,
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Christopher Nolan Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Collection Announced, Includes The Dark Knight Trilogy

Although many superhero movies have graced the silver screen since The Dark Knight Trilogy concluded its run back in 2012, it could be argued that very few to follow have laid claim to having the same cultural impact or have garnered as much praise. Really, in addition to Batman Begins being the film that put the reboot concept on the map, it, and the trilogy as a whole, showed that comic book flicks were capable of doing much more than just selling toys – they could tell stories as rich and as layered as what can be found in the source material itself.

Of course, much of the credit goes to the man who oversaw the whole thing, that being director Christopher Nolan. Sure, there are probably other auteurs in Hollywood who are also fans of the Caped Crusader, but it took the right filmmaker at the right time to breathe new life into the genre.
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Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk Returns to Theaters This December

Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk Returns to Theaters This December
Warner Bros. Pictures is giving moviegoers a final opportunity to see Christopher Nolan's sweeping epic Dunkirk on the big screen. On December 1, 2017, the film will be re-released in a select limited engagement in 50 IMAX and 70mm locations in 34 domestic markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Dallas, Atlanta, and Toronto, among others. Following, on January 24, the film's re-release will be expanded to include more than 250 additional locations. The announcement was made today by Sue Kroll, President Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, who had this to say in a statement about Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk.

"With Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan broke new ground in the use of large-format cameras to create a theatrical event that demands to be seen on the largest possible canvas. As we head into the holiday season, we are excited to offer audiences another opportunity to be swept
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Ellen Page says Brett Ratner outed her as gay in sexual remark during X-Men filming

Ellen Page says Brett Ratner outed her as gay in sexual remark during X-Men filming
Actor says Ratner urged another woman to have sex with her to ‘make her realize she’s gay’ before Page had come out to herself

The actor Ellen Page has accused the embattled film-maker Brett Ratner of “homophobic and abusive behavior”, alleging that he outed her as gay and made a sexual remark about her when she was 18 years old.

Page, a high-profile gay actor known for the films Juno and Inception, accused Ratner of encouraging another woman to have sex with her, saying: “You should fuck her to make her realize she’s gay” during the making of X-Men: The Last Stand.

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Ellen Page cast in Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy series

Netflix’s adaptation of Gerard Way’s The Umbrella Academy has just filled one of its lead role. Ellen Page (Inception) has joined the show as Vanya Hargreeve, the black sheep of the superhero family with no supernatural abilities. Due to her lack of abilities, she’s insecure about where she fits within the family and searches for her place in the world.

The Umbrella Academy follows the dysfunctional family of the Hargreeves, a group of young superheroes that come together in order to solve their father’s mysterious murder. Fargo’s Steve Blackman will executive producer and showrun the series while The Exorcist’s Jeremy Slater has written the pilot. Series creator Gerard Way will also serve as a co-executive producer. Way created the series in 2007 with Gabriel Bá illustrating the art and was published by Dark Horse Comics.

Based on the popular, Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels
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From ‘Star Wars’ to ‘Game of Thrones,’ Film and TV Music in a Live Setting Is Thriving

From ‘Star Wars’ to ‘Game of Thrones,’ Film and TV Music in a Live Setting Is Thriving
Just a few years ago, “film music in concert” translated to short suites by big-name movie composers (Henry Mancini, John Williams) performed at summer pops concerts. Today, established American orchestras that once didn’t look at the merging of screen and music seriously, take heed of live-to-picture performances as very big business, with concert halls packing in audiences around the world.

That’s something of a surprise, considering how most classical musicians had traditionally looked down their collective noses at movie music. “Film music was a pejorative, and that was the end of it,” David Newman says. Now they see the attendance figures, and attitudes have changed considerably.

Indeed, just a month ago, the New York Philharmonic completed a three-week, four-film “Star Wars” series with Newman conducting John Williams’ scores for the original trilogy plus “The Force Awakens” to sold-out crowds at New York’s David Geffen Hall. “The orchestra absolutely killed it,” says Newman.
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Christopher Nolan Gets Candid on the State of Movies, Rise of TV and Spielberg’s Influence

Christopher Nolan Gets Candid on the State of Movies, Rise of TV and Spielberg’s Influence
There have been extensive doom-and-gloom scenarios about the demise of movies lately, but writer-director Christopher Nolan isn’t among those sounding the death knell. Last summer, as the box office and attendance careened toward their lowest levels in decades, Nolan put his artistry where his optimism was — delivering a jolt of pure cinema with “Dunkirk.”

The picture thrusts viewers into one of the turning points of World War II, recounting a moment when British forces faced total annihilation at the hands of the Nazis. Shot with Imax cameras and presented in 70mm, it also serves as a potent reminder that some things are best delivered on the widest screens possible. “Dunkirk” not only garnered massive critical acclaim, but audiences around the globe flocked to see the film, which grossed $524 million worldwide.

“At a time when there’s all kinds of storytelling around, movies that gravitate toward things that only movies can do carve out a place for themselves
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to replace Paul Dano in Vollrath's 7500 plane thriller

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Word has come in that Inception and Snowden star Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be replacing There Will Be Blood actor Paul Dano for Patrick Vollrath's plane thriller 7500. The film takes place in the cockpit of a plane being taken over by a band of hostile terrorists. Gordon-Levitt will step into the role of Tobias Ellis, a co-pilot who is forced to think fast and react even quicker during an airline... Read More...
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AFM: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Replaces Paul Dano in Hijacking Thriller '7500'

AFM: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Replaces Paul Dano in Hijacking Thriller '7500'
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has signed on to star in 7500, an airline hijacking thriller, replacing Paul Dano, who was originally attached to the project.

The Inception and Looper star will play Tobias Ellis, a co-pilot whose smooth commercial trip from Berlin to Paris is interrupted by terrorists armed with glass bottles who try to take over the flight. Ellis has to first fight off his attackers and then negotiate with them to ensure the safety of everyone on board. Dano was originally attached to the project but had to bow out due to scheduling conflicts.

Gordon-Levitt recently appeared in Oliver Stone's...
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Michael Apted to Head Camerimage Competition Jury

Michael Apted to Head Camerimage Competition Jury
British documentarian Michael Apted, who broke ground with decades-long chronicles of subjects’ lives, will chair the Camerimage fest main competition jury, the organization has announced.

Heather Stewart, creative director at the British Film Institute, and cinematographers Christian Berger (“The White Ribbon”), Stuart Dryburgh (“The Piano”), Stephen Goldblatt (“Lethal Weapon”), Karl Walter Lindenlaub (“Independence Day”) and Anastas N. Michos (“Man on the Moon”) will also serve, evaluating the best in world cinematography Nov. 11-18 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Director-producer Brad Silberling (“City of Angels”) will lead the Polish films competition jury, alongside cinematographers Andrew Dunn (“The Bodyguard”), Denis Lenoir (“Demonlover”), Claudio Miranda (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) and VFX supervisor Mark H. Weingartner (“Inception”).

Last year’s docu prize achievement winner Jay Rosenblatt (“Human Remains”) will preside over the docu features jury, serving with writer-producer-director Sheila Curran Bernard (“Slavery by Another Name”), Dp John Davey (“La danse”), producer Karen Konicek (Zipporah Films) and director-producer Kristine Samuelson (“Arthur and Lillie
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‘Dunkirk’ UK Blu-ray Details Confirmed: Will Arrive In December

One of the year’s most acclaimed films, Warner Bros. Pictures’ Dunkirk, arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, Limited Edition Blu-ray Filmbook and 2 Disc DVD on December 18 and Digital December 12. From filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy) comes the epic action thriller Dunkirk.

Nolan directed Dunkirk from his own original screenplay, utilising a mixture of IMAX® and 65mm film to bring the story to the screen. The film was partially shot on location on the beaches of Dunkirk, France, where the actual events unfolded.

Director Christopher Nolan said, “I’m excited to be releasing Dunkirk on 4K Uhd with Hdr. The film was shot entirely on the highest definition Imax and 65mm film and this fantastic new format, with its increased resolution and superior colour reproduction is able to maximize Dunkirk’s impact in the home.”

The film’s ensemble cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden,
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Dunkirk Arrives on Blu-Ray/4K In Time for the Holidays

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Christopher Nolan's epic war film, Dunkirk, is heading to blu-ray and 4K HD later this year, just in time as a last minute Christmas gift for the movie fan in your life. Come inside to learn more about the release and the special features that will be included!

If you've been looking forward to watching (or re-watching) Christopher Nolan's latest film in the comfort of your own home, you'll get your chance this December. Warner Bros. has announced the film will arrive digitally on December 12th, with the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-Ray release coming on December 19th. If you're a fan of war movies, this release is coming with a bevy of special features to dive into the history behind the film, as well as details on how it was all recreated:

One of the year’s most acclaimed films, Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Dunkirk,” arrives on 4K Ultra HD,
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Did Scott Derrickson Just Confirm His Involvement With Doctor Strange 2?

To date, Marvel Studios have done a commendable job when it came to making the likes of Iron Man and Thor household names. Really, they weren’t exactly well known to the general public outside of comic book readers before their motion pictures took off.

Not surprisingly, they were able to continue this trend with other properties such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man and even Doctor Strange, all of which have enjoyed varying levels of success. Truth be told, these were all gambles at first, no matter how well the superhero genre has been paying off at the box office in recent years.

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Regardless, employing a visionary director like Scott Derrickson and boasting visual effects that force one to recall Christopher Nolan’s Inception only helped in allowing the Sorcerer Supreme to rake in $677.7 million worldwide.
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‘Hannibal’: Bryan Fuller Explains the One Murder Too Bloody and Disgusting For Broadcast Television

‘Hannibal’: Bryan Fuller Explains the One Murder Too Bloody and Disgusting For Broadcast Television
Hannibal” was beloved by fans for pushing the boundaries of broadcast television during its three season run on NBC. The show contained so much graphic violence and gore that at times the series felt way more brutal than anything on “Game of Thrones” or premium cable. Murder victims would have their skin sliced off; a totem poll would be erected out of dismembered body parts; necks and faces would be sliced open and stomachs would be stabbed. “Hannibal” is probably the most graphic show to ever air on broadcast TV, which makes it a bit of a shock to hear there was actually one gruesome death showrunner Bryan Fuller was not allowed to do.

Read More:‘Hannibal’ Season 4: Bryan Fuller Says Christopher Nolan Holds the Key to the Series’ Future

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Fuller revealed a Season 1 murder so bloody and disgusting that NBC’s vice
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‘Hannibal’: Bryan Fuller Explains the One Murder Too Bloody and Disgusting For Broadcast Television

‘Hannibal’: Bryan Fuller Explains the One Murder Too Bloody and Disgusting For Broadcast Television
Hannibal” was beloved by fans for pushing the boundaries of broadcast television during its three season run on NBC. The show contained so much graphic violence and gore that at times the series felt way more brutal than anything on “Game of Thrones” or premium cable. Murder victims would have their skin sliced off; a totem poll would be erected out of dismembered body parts; necks and faces would be sliced open and stomachs would be stabbed. “Hannibal” is probably the most graphic show to ever air on broadcast TV, which makes it a bit of a shock to hear there was actually one gruesome death showrunner Bryan Fuller was not allowed to do.

Read More:‘Hannibal’ Season 4: Bryan Fuller Says Christopher Nolan Holds the Key to the Series’ Future

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Fuller revealed a Season 1 murder so bloody and disgusting that NBC’s vice
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