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‘Black Mirror’ & Tiffany Haddish Big Winners From First Night Of...

The Television Academy handed out its first set of Creative Arts Emmy Awards for 2018 on Saturday night and history was made. For the first time, African-Americans won every Guest Actor Emmy. Ron Cephas Jones took Guest Actor in a Drama Series for “This Is Us” (he won Supporting Actor last year), Katt Williams won […]

Netflix Has The “Best Original Programming,” Beating All Other Streaming Services...

The war for your streaming dollars is at an all-time high in 2018. With Netflix set to release another 500 original programs before the end of the year, Amazon to spend $1 billion on “Lord of the Rings,” and Hulu finally becoming relevant with their series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the flood of streaming content has […]

‘Black Panther’ And ‘Stranger Things’ Top Less Progressive 2018 MTV Movie...

MTV announced the nominees for the second  MTV Movie and TV Awards (formerly the MTV Movie Awards) and after combining the two genres for the first time a year ago there were some category changes this time around.  Gone are some of the more intriguing categories such as Best Host, Next Generation, Best American Story, […]

2018 Outstanding Drama Series Emmy Predictions

The final season of “House of Cards” – without Kevin Spacey – won’t debut in time and neither will the next chapter of “Better Call Saul.”  That means there are potentially two new nominees for Emmy’s biggest prize. “Game of Thrones,” which won this category in 2016, should easily return to the fold, but what […]

Producer Shawn Levy Talks Time Jump And Character Relationships In ‘Stranger...

It looks like the “Stranger Things” kids are growing up in the upcoming season 3. Over the weekend, the cast and crew of Netflix’s immensely popular nostalgia-fest, “Stranger Things,” gathered for a panel at PaleyFest. While the panel was informative and covered a variety of topics about last year’s season 2, the real interesting tidbits […]

Explaining Hollywood’s ’80s Obsession

Hollywood is currently in a nostalgic mood for the 1980s (with the 1990s creeping up not far behind). It’s the decade where consumers first experienced music videos, rented VHS tapes, and blockbusters became of a summer staple. But, what’s driving this obsession in Hollywood for the neon lit era? In a new video essay, Now You […]

‘Phantom Thread,’ ‘Black Mirror,’ ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Costumes Make 2018 CDG...

The nominations for the 20th Costume Designer Guild Awards were revealed today and thanks to three thematic categories for both Movies and TV there were few omissions to complain about.  Expected Oscar nominees “Phantom Thread,” “The Shape of Water” and “The Greatest Showman” all made the cut in the very competitive Period Film field with […]

‘The Last Jedi,’ ‘Baby Driver’ & ‘Wonder Woman’ Earn 2018 CAS...

The Cinema Audio Society announced the nominations this morning for the 54th Annual CAS Awards, a Sound Mixing honor that is often a precursor to the Academy Awards.  For films hunting for Oscar nods, such as “Baby Driver,” it was very good news. READ MORE: Edgar Wright Closing On Deal For “Baby Driver 2,” Talks […]

‘Black Mirror,’ Lady Gaga, ‘Shape Of Water’ Among 2018 Art Director’s...

The Art Directors Guild announced the nominations for the 2018 awards and even with three different film categories there were some notable omissions.  Potential Oscar nominees “Call Me By Your Name,” “Phantom Thread,” “The Greatest Showman” and “Mother!” were all snubbed while surprise contenders “Murder on the Orient Express,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and […]

The Best Scores & Soundtracks Of 2017

Even before filmmakers were even able to record and sync sound, movies and music have been tied together. Back then, music was played on a piano or an organ. Now, some of the world’s greatest composers write scores that can stand as works of art separate to the films they accompany, while often doing so […]

Netflix Renews ‘Stranger Things’ For Season 3

Just like yesterday’s announcement for “Mindhunter,” this was inevitable but now it’s official: “Stranger Things” will be back for a third season. Netflix has renewed their biggest, and most popular show, which is coming off a second season that was plenty satisfying, but perhaps slightly cooled the pop culture pull of the series. As you […]

Duffers Reveal They Almost Killed Off Eleven In Season 1 Of...

**Spoilers ahead**  Before “Stranger Things” was a pop culture phenomenon, it was literally a show that nobody wanted. Upwards of twenty networks turned the series down, before Netflix jumped on board. And credit to the streaming service — they said they wanted a bonafide series, instead of the Duffers’ original vision of a limited or anthology […]

Shawn Levy Explains Why ‘Stranger Things 2’ Epilogue Scenes Were Cut

**Spoilers ahead** The final shot of “Stranger Things 2” is a terrific cliffhanger. As the gang gets a minute to relax, and enjoy a school dance, The Duffer Brothers take audiences outside, flip the screen, and dive into the Upside Down, where the shadow monster still looms large. It’s a great piece of tissue that […]

‘Stranger Things 2’: 10 Memorable Moments

It’s been roughly a week since we’ve returned to the Upside Down. Within less than 24 hours of the sequel season’s premiere, fans and critics were already spawning theories of what could come in the third installment of the nostalgic series. We have well over a year to theorize on what comes next for the […]

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