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‘A Star is Born’: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Talk Metallica,...

TORONTO – “A Star is Born” is one of the major hits of early festival season and the film’s two leads, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, met with the North American press for the first time on Sunday morning to discuss the already buzzed about Best Picture contender. The movie is Cooper’s directorial debut and […]

Oscars Popular Film Category Smartly Put On Hold By Academy

While still saying they remain “committed to celebrating a wide spectrum of movies,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences put the controversial Popular Film category on hold announcing today it will not be part of the upcoming 91st Academy Awards.   The Academy added they recognized what everyone else did, that adding such […]

‘The Old Man & The Gun’ Is A Breezy & Moving...

TELLURIDE – If “The Old Man & The Gun” really is Robert Redford’s swan song than the iconic actor could not have asked for a better way to end a venerable acting career that has spanned almost 60 years. The David Lowery-directed drama debuted at the 2018 Telluride Film Festival Friday afternoon and will have […]

Oscar Still On Hold After Foreign Language Focused Cannes

It’s been almost a week since the 71st Festival de Cannes came to a close and the festival bubble is starting to dissipate. That means the realization of what we assumed before it all began comes into clearer focus: the 2019 Oscar season really isn’t starting until the Venice, Telluride and Toronto trifecta. Foreign Language […]

Ryan Coogler Has His Cannes Moment And Talks All-Female Wakanda Movie

CANNES – The news at the end of “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler‘s 90 minute Q&A at the 71st Festival de Cannes was good for Marvel Studios on two fronts.  First, moderator Elvis Mitchell never asked about Black Panther’s “death” in “Avengers: Infinity War” or whether Coogler would be directing a “Black Panther” sequel let alone […]

Did ‘A Quiet Place’ Just Save Paramount Pictures’ Year?

We’re going to guess Jim Gianopulos knew he’d have a rocky slate on his hands when he agreed to take over Paramount Pictures as Chairman and CEO almost a year ago, but he couldn’t have imagined it would be as dire as it actually turned out to be.  The former Chairman of 20th Century Fox […]

Christopher Nolan Believes ‘Black Panther’ Will Get A Best Picture Oscar...

If you watched this year’s Oscars ceremony, you may have noticed a film kept getting mentioned that wasn’t part of the festivities – “Black Panther.” The Marvel Studios film is blowing up the box office, with over $900 million worldwide, as of this writing, and doesn’t look to be stopping anytime soon. While the money […]

New Oscar Rules For 2019: Lessons From ‘Shape Of Water’s’ Triumph...

This year.  Just when you thought Hollywood and award season will take a breather after two years of dramatic twists and turns an earthquake hits the industry that has caused global aftershocks that aren’t going to subside anytime soon.  The #MeToo movement saw prominent Oscar figures such as Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Brett Ratner […]

Same Old Story: The Academy Needs To Make The Oscars Fun(ny)...

The overnight ratings are in for the 90th Academy Awards are in and, as expected, they weren’t good. ABC had lowered expectations for this year’s Oscar telecast because of the lack of “big hits” among the Best Picture nominees (ridiculous, but more on that later) and the show currently sits with a Nielsen low 26.5 […]

Analyze This: Why ‘The Shape Of Water’ Won The 2018 Best...

Standing on a magnificently vajazzled stage last night, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway read out the name of this year’s Best Picture winner: “The Shape of Water.” And, it being the two of them, desperately atoning for the previous year’s envelope fracas, we can be absolutely, 100%, rock-solid certain that “The Shape of Water” did […]

Why The 2018 Oscars Received The Lowest Ratings Of Any Academy...

Coming into the 2018 Oscars, the Academy and the ABC Network had every reason to believe that this year would be a huge success. After the Best Picture fiasco from 2017, the buzz around the 2018 ceremony was greater than it had been in previous years. Also, on top of last year’s controversy, there was […]

Why Frances McDormand & The Inclusion Rider Was The Biggest Moment...

Click here for more from our Oscars 2018 coverage, including the Best & Worst of the ceremony, all the speeches, and the Snubs & Surprises. It was inevitable that this year’s Oscar ceremony would be one driven by The Issues. After all, it came after of a tumultuous few years, begun by the #OscarsSoWhite controversy […]

The 2018 Oscars By The Numbers

Now that the quartz miners of the planet Christophsis have been sent in to dismantle the blingiest Oscar stage ever, now that they’re rolling up the Red Carpet where Taraji P Henson MAYBE shaded Ryan Seacrest (she’s subsequently denied it but tea sure looked piping hot to me), now that the glamor has dissipated, Spanx […]

Oscars 2018: Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek Talk Time’s Up And #MeToo

Going into this year’s Oscars, everyone was wondering how the Academy would handle the recent controversies surrounding some of the biggest male names in Hollywood and the lack of representation seen in front of the camera and behind the scenes. While acceptance speeches made mention of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements, the Oscars went […]

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