Movies

2019 Golden Globes Nominations: Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star Is Born, Black Panther, Pose, BlacKkKlansman

Pitchfork reports: The nominees for the 2019 Golden Globe Awards have been announced. Donald Glover is in the running for Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, though “Atlanta” itself did not receive any nominations. Up for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture are Kendrick and SZA’s “All the Stars” (Black Panther), Troye Sivan and Jónsi’s …

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Famed Director Bernardo Bertolucci Dies At Age 77

Variety reports: Bernardo Bertolucci, whose epic “The Last Emperor” won nine Oscars and who influenced generations of filmmakers with other groundbreaking works such as “The Conformist” and “Last Tango in Paris,” in which he explored politics and sexuality through personal storytelling and audacious camera work, has died. He was 77. His publicist, Flavia Schiavi, said Bertolucci died at his home …

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Marvel Comics Founder Stan Lee Dies At Age 95

TMZ reports: Stan Lee, the man who co-created Marvel Comics, has died … TMZ has learned. We’re told an ambulance rushed to Lee’s Hollywood Hills home early Monday morning and he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. We’re told that’s where he died. Lee had suffered several illnesses over the last year or so — he had a bout of …

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Bohemian Rhapsody Stuns With $141M Global Take

CNN reports: “Bohemian Rhapsody” is the champion of the box office this weekend. The Queen biopic took the No. 1 spot with an estimated $50 million haul in North America and $141.7 million globally. That’s a great opening for the music biopic genre, and great news for 20th Century Fox, which spent $52 million to make it. The story about …

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TRAILER: Christian Bale As Dick Cheney In Vice

Slate reports: Christian Bale has a reputation for undergoing extreme body transformations for movie roles, from shrinking down for The Machinist to beefing up for the Dark Knight trilogy. For his new project, Bale used the time-honored acting technique of “eating a lot of pies” to morph into former Vice President Dick Cheney, and the result speaks for itself. Between …

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No “Best Popular” Oscar At 2019 Academy Awards

Variety reports: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced its new planned “popular” Oscar “merits further study” and will not present the new category at the upcoming 91st Academy Awards. The organization stated that “while remaining committed to celebrating a wide spectrum of movies,” it recognized that implementing any new award nine months into the year “creates …

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies [VIDEO]

Clip description: In Norman Jewison’s Oscar wining Best Picture of 1967, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, racial tensions come to a head when a Northern detective, played by Sidney Poitier, becomes stranded in a small southern town following a murder. This particular town is run by a bigoted sheriff, Rod Steiger in an Oscar winning performance, who may or …

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John Lithgow To Play Roger Ailes In Sex Scandal Film

Has John Lithgow ever played somebody so totally evil? John Lithgow will play Roger Ailes, the Fox News chief who masterfully exploited the country’s political divisions to rise to the top of the cable news heap, in Annapurna’s upcoming drama about the sexual harassment scandal that ended his career. The Tony and Emmy winner joins a cast of heavyweights that …

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Nicole Kidman To Play Former Fox Anchor Gretchen Carlson In Movie About Roger Ailes Sex Abuse Scandal

Variety reports: Nicole Kidman is in talks to play former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson in Annapurna’s upcoming drama about disgraced former Fox News chief Roger Ailes and the women who brought him down. Kidman will join Charlize Theron, who will portray former network host Megyn Kelly. Jay Roach is directing, with “The Big Short” scribe Charles Randolph penning the …

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Cash-Strapped MoviePass May Be On Its Last Legs

Bay Area News Group reports: Is the end near for MoviePass, the popular subscription movie-going service with more than 3 million subscribers? MoviePass experienced “technical difficulties” that prevented many subscribers from using the service Thursday, with its Twitter account saying it was related to its “card-based check-in process.” But the real reason for the technical difficulties? MoviePass ran out of …

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TRAILER: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, And Russell Crowe Star In Conversion Therapy Drama Boy Erased

Rolling Stone reports: Rising pop star Troye Sivan and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea join Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe in the emotional new trailer for Boy Erased. The film is based on Garrard Conley’s 2016 memoir of the same name about his experience at a gay conversion therapy program, which he attended at 19 at the …

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BRITAIN: Big Screen Downton Abbey Movie Confirmed

The BBC reports: Fans of Downton Abbey can breathe a sign of relief – a film of the hugely successful TV series has finally been confirmed after much speculation. The “original principal cast” will begin production later this summer, the film’s producers said. The show’s creator Julian Fellowes has written the film’s screenplay, and he is also going to co-produce …

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Dwayne Johnson: I Won’t Run For President In 2020

Vanity Fair reports: Despite enormous public support, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will not run for president of the United States in two years. “Unfortunately I don’t see it happening in 2020. It’s a position that requires years of hard work and experience to learn the skills. There’s a lot of ground to cover, and due to my schedule, it’s not …

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Actor Tab Hunter Dies At Age 86 [VIDEO]

Variety reports: Tab Hunter, a former on-screen heartthrob and a gay icon, has died. He was 86. The news was announced on a Facebook page associated with the actor, but a cause of death was not included. With his blonde hair, piercing blue eyes, and toothy smile, Hunter rose to the top ranks of Hollywood leading men in the 1950’s …

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies: The Boys In The Band

A special Pride edition of the series. Clip description: Mart Crowley’s iconic play about the lives of several gay men in the 1970’s comes alive in William Friedkin’s THE BOYS IN THE BAND (’70). Featuring the brilliant original Broadway cast, its alternately hysterical, funny, sensitive, touching, at times lacerating and ultimately unforgettable.

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AMC Theatres Launches $20/Month Subscription

The New York Post reports: AMC Theatres, the world’s largest movie theater chain, has unveiled a $20-a-month subscription service to rival the flagging MoviePass. The theater chain on Wednesday announced a new service to its loyalty program, AMC Stubs, allowing subscribers to see up to three movies a week for a monthly fee of $19.95. That’s more expensive than the …

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TRAILER: Tim Burton’s Live-Action Dumbo

Polygon reports: The short teaser introduces a version of the story tinged with sadness, sights of a turn-of-the-20th-century circus juxtaposed with the baby elephant’s rise to stardom. Hints of King Kong and Burton’s own Big Fish give the trailer a slow-melt feel as Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora performs a chilly version of “Baby Mine.” Dumbo is adorable. The foul stench of …

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JJ Abrams And Zachary Quinto To Produce Movie On Love Affair Between Tab Hunter And Anthony Perkins

From the Hollywood Reporter: The true story of the secret love affair between two of the most popular leading men of Hollywood’s Golden Age is heading to the big screen. The true story of the secret love affair between two of the most popular leading men of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Tab Hunter and Anthony Perkins, is heading to the big …

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TRAILER: Lady Gaga In A Star Is Born

People Magazine reports: Lady Gaga is ready for her big screen debut! The musician stars alongside Bradley Cooper in A Star is Born — a remake of the 1976 film starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. Gaga plays an aspiring singer whose career begins to take off after she meets Cooper’s washed up country singer Jackson Maine. The first trailer …

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GLAAD Hails Deadpool 2 For Gay Superhero Storyline

Via press release: GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today applauded 20th Century Fox for including two new LGBTQ superheroes in Deadpool 2 which is scheduled to be released nationwide on Thursday night, May 17. In the film, Negasonic Teenage Warhead (played by Brianna Hildebrand) meets a girlfriend in her fellow X-Men teammate, Yukio (Shioli Kutsuna). During the …

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