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From ‘Lady Bird’ to ‘Battle of the Sexes,’ Best Actress Race Takes Shape in Telluride

From ‘Lady Bird’ to ‘Battle of the Sexes,’ Best Actress Race Takes Shape in Telluride
This year’s Telluride Film Festival has played host to three world premieres and a North American bow that have collectively lit the fuse of what promises to be an exciting lead actress race this Oscar season.

Friday night saw the world debut of Paul McGuigan’s “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,” based on the memoir by Peter Turner. The story of Turner’s relationship with aging screen legend Gloria Grahame from 1979 to her death in 1981, it’s certainly a familiar tale. But what Sony Pictures Classics honchos Michael Barker and Tom Bernard had in mind when they acquired it ahead of the festival circuit was finally netting that elusive first Academy Award for Annette Bening, who stars as Grahame opposite Jamie Bell as Turner.

Bening has come close on multiple occasions, infamously losing twice to Hillary Swank (in 2000 and 2005). She’s probably due for a fifth nomination, playing
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Emmys 2017: the Duffer Brothers talk 'Stranger Things'

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Emmys 2017: the Duffer Brothers talk 'Stranger Things'
For the Us filmmaking duo, developing their sci-fi nostalgia-trip TV series Stranger Things was the culmination of a well-spent youth.

Growing up in North Carolina in the 1980s, twins Matt and Ross Duffer developed a love for genre and sci-fi with a particular passion for Steven Spielberg movies and Stephen King novels.

In a formative life event, echoing the plot of Jj AbramsSpielberg-inspired Super 8, the pair were gifted a video camera during third grade and began making amateur films.

Relocating to California to study film at Chapman University, the duo graduated in 2007 and immediately began taking steps into the movie business, collaborating on a series of short films and feature screenplays. Warner Bros optioned their post-apocalyptic horror script Hidden in 2011, and hired the brothers to direct Alexander Skarsgard and Andrea Riseborough in the film, which was released in 2015. While that project did not instantly propel them to stardom, the script
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Oscars 2017: Full list of winners – as they happen

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Oscars 2017: Full list of winners – as they happen
Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards are underway at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney took to the stage at the Dolby Theatre in a popular adapted screenplay win for Moonlight as the drama earned its second win of the night.

Moments earlier Kenneth Lonergan accepted the original screenplay award for Manchester By The Sea in the film’s first prize. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon – winners of this award for Good Will Hunting 19 years ago – presented the honour to Lonergan. Damon was a producer on the film.

Meryl Streep used her Oscar show platform to pay subtle homage to the unifying power of film when she joined Javier Bardem on stage at the Dolby Theatre to present the cinematography award.

Truth is hard to reveal,” Streep said, “but when it happens on the movie screen filmgoers no matter where they are from, feel their hearts soar.”

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‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Trollhunters’ Get Mashed-Up In Inspired New Netflix Trailer — Watch

‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Trollhunters’ Get Mashed-Up In Inspired New Netflix Trailer — Watch
Last year, Netflix released the sci-fi series “Stranger Things,” about the mysterious happenings in a small Indiana town revolving around a missing boy and a telepathic girl. The series received critical acclaim upon release this past July and has gained widespread popularity since then. Five months later, Netflix released all 26 episodes of a new computer-animated fantasy series entitled “Trollhunters,” about a fifteen-year-old boy who stumbles upon a magical amulet that transforms him into a warrior chosen to defend the trolls that live below the human town of Arcadia. Now, the streaming service has released a fun new trailer that mashes up the two shows. Watch the trailer below.

Read More: Guillermo del Toro: How Netflix’s ‘Trollhunters’ Reconnected Him With the Joy of Childhood (And ‘Fraiser’)

Stranger Things” was created by Matt and Ross Duffer. They wrote and directed the horror film “Hidden,” about a family takes refuge in
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‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Trollhunters’ Get Mashed-Up In Inspired New Netflix Trailer — Watch

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‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Trollhunters’ Get Mashed-Up In Inspired New Netflix Trailer — Watch
Last year, Netflix released the sci-fi series “Stranger Things,” about the mysterious happenings in a small Indiana town revolving around a missing boy and a telepathic girl. The series received critical acclaim upon release this past July and has gained widespread popularity since then. Five months later, Netflix released all 26 episodes of a new computer-animated fantasy series entitled “Trollhunters,” about a fifteen-year-old boy who stumbles upon a magical amulet that transforms him into a warrior chosen to defend the trolls that live below the human town of Arcadia. Now, the streaming service has released a fun new trailer that mashes up the two shows. Watch the trailer below.

Read More: Guillermo del Toro: How Netflix’s ‘Trollhunters’ Reconnected Him With the Joy of Childhood (And ‘Fraiser’)

Stranger Things” was created by Matt and Ross Duffer. They wrote and directed the horror film “Hidden,” about a family takes refuge in
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Emmys 2016: ‘Stranger Things’ Kids Perform ‘Uptown Funk’ Before the Show — Watch

Emmys 2016: ‘Stranger Things’ Kids Perform ‘Uptown Funk’ Before the Show — Watch
The child stars of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” can sing and dance like pros.

Read More: Jimmy Kimmel Interview: The Emmy Host on Pickle-gate, ‘Stranger Things’ and His Future at ABC

Before the 2016 Primetime Emmys began on Sunday, young actors Caleb McLaughlin, Millie Bobby Brown and Gaten Matarazzo took to the stage to step in for Bruno Mars, performing Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk,” THR reports. Judging by how many attendees were on their feet for the performance, it’s safe to say the kids were a hit.

All three actors have previously showcased their musical talents. Brown uploaded a video of herself singing John Lennon’s “Imagine,” McLaughlin began his career by playing Simba in the Broadway version of “The Lion King,” and Matarazzo has performed on Brodway in both “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” and “Les Misérables.”

Stranger Things” stars Winona Ryder as the mother of a boy
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Emmys 2016: ‘Stranger Things’ Kids Perform ‘Uptown Funk’ Before the Show — Watch

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Emmys 2016: ‘Stranger Things’ Kids Perform ‘Uptown Funk’ Before the Show — Watch
The child stars of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” can sing and dance like pros.

Read More: Jimmy Kimmel Interview: The Emmy Host on Pickle-gate, ‘Stranger Things’ and His Future at ABC

Before the 2016 Primetime Emmys began on Sunday, young actors Caleb McLaughlin, Millie Bobby Brown and Gaten Matarazzo took to the stage to step in for Bruno Mars, performing Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk,” THR reports. Judging by how many attendees were on their feet for the performance, it’s safe to say the kids were a hit.

All three actors have previously showcased their musical talents. Brown uploaded a video of herself singing John Lennon’s “Imagine,” McLaughlin began his career by playing Simba in the Broadway version of “The Lion King,” and Matarazzo has performed on Brodway in both “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” and “Les Misérables.”

Stranger Things” stars Winona Ryder as the mother of a boy
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‘Stranger Things’ Soundtracks: Listen to Them Both Here for Free

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‘Stranger Things’ Soundtracks: Listen to Them Both Here for Free
Most fans of Netflix’s hit series “Stranger Things” agree that one of the many great things about the show is the creepily nostalgic music that’s reminiscent of the ’70s and ’80s. The two-part soundtrack was created by Survive’s Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, who jumped at the opportunity to work on the show when contacted by creators Matt and Ross Duffer, aka the Duffer Brothers.

Read More: ‘Stranger Things’ Composers Interview: Duo Discusses Soundtrack, That Haunting Theme Song and More

“The [Duffer brothers] reached out to us last July with a trailer they had made using one of our songs. It’s a song called ‘Dirge,’” Dixon told IndieWire in a recent interview. “Once they got greenlit, they reached out to see if we were still a band, if we were still available. We were obviously interested and sent them a bunch of unreleased stuff to listen to in the meantime.
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‘Stranger Things’ Soundtracks: Listen to Them Both Here for Free

‘Stranger Things’ Soundtracks: Listen to Them Both Here for Free
Most fans of Netflix’s hit series “Stranger Things” agree that one of the many great things about the show is the creepily nostalgic music that’s reminiscent of the ’70s and ’80s. The two-part soundtrack was created by Survive’s Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, who jumped at the opportunity to work on the show when contacted by creators Matt and Ross Duffer, aka the Duffer Brothers.

Read More: ‘Stranger Things’ Composers Interview: Duo Discusses Soundtrack, That Haunting Theme Song and More

“The [Duffer brothers] reached out to us last July with a trailer they had made using one of our songs. It’s a song called ‘Dirge,’” Dixon told IndieWire in a recent interview. “Once they got greenlit, they reached out to see if we were still a band, if we were still available. We were obviously interested and sent them a bunch of unreleased stuff to listen to in the meantime.
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Watch Barb’s Hilarious Return in Jimmy Fallon’s Stranger Things Spoof on The Tonight Show

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Yesterday evening, Stranger Things cast members Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, and Caleb McLaughlin were guests on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. During their appearance, the quartet reprised their roles in a faux “deleted scene” from Stranger Things that imagines the return of a certain fan favorite character who was left behind in the Upside Down, and if you missed it last night, you can watch the hilarious confrontation right now.

“In an exclusive deleted scene from “Stranger Things,” Barb comes back from the Upside Down to confront Mike, Lucas, Dustin and Eleven about leaving her there.”

In case you missed it, Netflix recently renewed Stranger Things for a second season. For those unfamiliar with the series, we also have the first season’s synopsis, season 1 trailer, and season 2 teaser below. What do you think of Jimmy Fallon’s sketch, which features A.D. Miles (Wet Hot American Summer
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Netflix Renews Stranger Things for a Second Season

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Start preparing for a return trip to Hawkins and the Upside Down. Confirming what many viewers were hoping for, Netflix has renewed Stranger Things for a second season that will premiere next year.

Multiple sources, including EW, report the news of Stranger Things’ season 2 renewal. Speaking with EW, co-writers/directors The Duffer Brothers teased some details about season 2, including that the second season will take place in 1984, one year after the events of the first season.

Featuring a tone influenced by James Cameron’s big approach to sequels (Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgment Day), The Duffer Brothers tell EW that the second season will bring back most of the characters from season 1, will cross town lines, explore more of the Upside Down, incorporate at least four new characters (one of whom is called “The Lost Brother”), and consist of nine episodes compared to the first season’s eight installments.

Although an
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‘Stranger Things’ Directors The Duffer Brothers’ Early Short Film ‘Eater’ Shows Flashes Of Scary Genius

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‘Stranger Things’ Directors The Duffer Brothers’ Early Short Film ‘Eater’ Shows Flashes Of Scary Genius
Before Matt and Ross Duffer were known for their critically-acclaimed Netflix series “Stranger Things,” the sibling duo wrote and directed a short film in 2007 titled “Eater.”

The project, which has been making its rounds online, is based on the Peter Crowther short story of the same name and shares a chilling, suspenseful feeling similar to their latest show. “Eater” stars Emanuel Borria, Douglas Bennett and Nick Gillie and tells the story of a rookie cop that works the night shift at a police station with a cannibal prisoner on the loose.

Read More: ‘Stranger Things’: See Cool Early Concept Art For The Demogorgon Monster & The Upside Down World

The 18-minute dark film was produced by Sam Winkler and starts out with the officer in the locker room of the police station talking on the phone when suddenly someone comes and attacks him.

In 2015 they directed their first feature film “Hidden,
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'Stranger Things': How Two Brothers Created Summer's Biggest TV Hit

'Stranger Things': How Two Brothers Created Summer's Biggest TV Hit
Matt and Ross Duffer, the twin masterminds who wrote and directed Netflix's Eighties nostalgiafest Stranger Things, have a confession: They're sorta Nineties kids.

The North Carolina–bred brothers were born in 1984 — a year after the show's setting — and, while they have murky recollections of Cold War anxiety, they grew up playing Magic: The Gathering more than Dungeons & Dragons. "We were like, 'Shit, the kids in the show can't be playing Magic: The Gathering; it hasn't been invented yet,'" Matt says with a laugh. "My brother and I played D&D.
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‘Stranger Things’: Stephen King, Guillermo del Toro & More Tastemakers Reveal Obsession With Netflix Show

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‘Stranger Things’: Stephen King, Guillermo del Toro & More Tastemakers Reveal Obsession With Netflix Show
Stephen King and Guillermo del Toro wasted no time giving two thumbs up to Netflix’s newest original series “Stranger Things” on Sunday. The masters of horror both took to Twitter to voice their emphatic approval of the horror-thriller series, as did basically everyone who binge-watched the show and has a Twitter account.

Read More: ‘Stranger Things’ is Still Waiting for Something New, To Make It Feel Alive

Stranger Things is pure fun. A+. Don’t miss it,” tweeted King. Del Toro wrote that “Stranger Things may be a lot of things: King, Spielberg, 80’s, myself…but what it is, above all, is good!!”

Starring Winona Ryder as the mother of a boy who disappears in Indiana in the 1980s, the eight-hour series pays homage to King, del Toro and Steven Spielberg by combining supernatural elements with creepy, frightening storytelling. “Thanks @netflix … Gonna have to bill you for some new pants,
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Stranger Things Season 1 Episode 1 Review – The Vanishing Of Will Byers

Is Netflix’s new original worth your time? The pilot promises really good things…

It seems like barely a week goes by without Netflix releasing a new original series. If there’s one main reason the streaming service is criticised for increasingly poor movie content, it’s just that: it’s too busy focusing on acquiring and making TV. But it’s times like this where that seemingly frustrating devotion pays off. Stranger Things is one of the most intriguing original series in years.

Created by Matt and Ross Duffer, the minds behind last year’s Hidden, the show sets itself up with a classic hook: the disappearance of a young boy in a small-ish town and the subsequent search for his whereabouts. The consequences of his vanishing naturally ripple to his mother (Winona Ryder), who descends into fits of hysteria before sensing some kind of strange presence through the light bulbs around her.
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Travel Back to 1983 in the First 8 Minutes of Netflix’s Stranger Things

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The first eight minutes have been released for Netflix’s Stranger Things, setting an eerie and nostalgic tone for the 1983-set series that will premiere all eight of its episodes tomorrow, July 15th.

“A love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80’s, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.

Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine.

Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines, Hidden) serve as writer, directors and co-showrunners of the series, and are executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen via their 21 Laps entertainment banner (The Spectacular Now, Night At The Museum,
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New Trailer for Netflix’s Stranger Things, Starring Winona Ryder

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Coming out on July 15th, Netflix's Stranger Things is teased in a new trailer that hints at the humor, horror, and pure wonder to come in the Spielberg-esque supernatural series.

"A love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80's, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.

Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine.

Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines, Hidden) serve as writer, directors and co-showrunners of the series, and are executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen via their 21 Laps entertainment banner (The Spectacular Now, Night At The Museum,
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Horror Highlights: The Walking Dead Universal Studios Hollywood Attraction, Fight Of The Living Dead, Stranger Things

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Greg Nicotero prepares a group of actors to properly portray walkers in a new behind-the-scenes video for The Walking Dead attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood. In today’s Horror Highlights, we also have a new trailer for YouTube Red’s Fight of the Living Dead and a featurette for Netflix’s Stranger Things.

The Walking Dead Universal Studios Hollywood Attraction Bts Video: Press Release: “Universal Studios Hollywood recruited Executive Producer and Director of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and actors who portray Walkers on the hit television series to lead “Walker Boot Camp” as the theme park continues its preparation for the July 4th opening of its all-new permanent daytime attraction, inspired by AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”

Nicotero and “real” walkers lead the “Walker Boot Camp” as they put a cast of actors through the rigors of how to be a walker– move like a walker, stalk prey like a walker,
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Nostalgic 80’s Amblin-esque Stranger Things Trailer is a Must See!

Personally, it’s odd that I hear about this show today. I just got my 3 12-packs of Hi-c’s Ecto Cooler in the mail from Amazon Pantry in my house today (couldn’t find it locally) and from my first sip, I remembered all the things I did in the 90’s. 6 VHS tape From Dusk ‘Til Dawn Marathons in my room of my parent’s house. Eating pizza from a plate while sitting on the floor so I could be closer to my tube television and Vcr so I could quickly rewind the tape of the film I just watched and put in the next one to keep the movie marathon going. Then, this trailer comes across my inbox and it hits all the right chords. I’ll admit, that maybe it hit me at a nostalgic time but I think this series looks amazing. Check out the trailer below.
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Watch the Trailer for Netflix’s New Supernatural Series Stranger Things

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Looking like a long-lost onscreen adventure from the decade of boom boxes and arcade games, Netflix’s series Stranger Things (coming out on July 15th) is teased in a new trailer that has an atmosphere akin to a Stephen King story or Steven Spielberg film.

“A love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80’s, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.

Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine.

Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines, Hidden) serve as writer, directors and co-showrunners of the series, and are executive producers along with Shawn Levy and
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