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Oscar Nomination Voting Is Officially Over: Who’s In And Who’s Out?

It’s now 5 PM in Los Angeles on the final day of Oscar nomination voting and as fellow awards season watcher David Polland has said for years, “pencils down” everybody. The 2017 Oscar season began early with “Birth of a Nation” being crowed an inevitable Best Picture winner a year ago at the 2016 Sundance […]

Hugh Jackman Reveals ‘Logan’ Synopsis, James Mangold Shares Preview Of Marco Beltrami’s Score

Earlier this month, director James Mangold promised that “Logan” would be a grown up movie for adults, and it looks like he’s being true to his word. We learned earlier this week that the R-rated movie was going to be doing something quite rare for a superhero movie — it was going to premiere at […]

Sundance Exclusive: Evocative Trailer For ‘Don’t Swallow My Heart, Alligator Girl!’ Promises A Tale Of Love & War

While there is no official award for best title at the Sundance Film Festival (perhaps there should be), “Don’t Swallow My Heart, Alligator Girl!” would surely be in the running. But if the name doesn’t grab you, certainly the evocative trailer, as it comes loaded with an array of gorgeous images all set to the […]

‘Rogue One’ Editor John Gilroy Talks The Last-Minute Darth Vader Scene Added To The Film

If you’re one of the few people who have yet to see “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” there are **spoilers ahead**, but one thing everybody should know by now is that the film went through a massive overhaul last summer into the movie you see today. Big script rewrites saw many scenes tossed out […]

Sundance Exclusive: A Man And His Elephant Journey Across Thailand In Trailer For ‘Pop Aye’

The Sundance Film Festival is the place where films with unexpected and often charming stories find fertile ground to possibly capture some big buzz. And our exclusive trailer for “Pop Aye” is certainly boasting a winning spirit for what could be a World Cinematic Dramatic Competition entry to look out for. READ MORE: The 30 […]

Sundance Exclusive: A Man And His Elephant Journey Across Thailand In Trailer For ‘Pop Aye’

The Sundance Film Festival is the place where films with unexpected and often charming stories find fertile ground to possibly capture some big buzz. And our exclusive trailer for “Pop Aye” is certainly boasting a winning spirit for what could be a World Cinematic Dramatic Competition entry to look out for. READ MORE: The 30 […]

David Lowery Says Sundance Entry ‘A Ghost Story’ With Rooney Mara & Casey Affleck Is Not A Horror Film, Teases Details

Last summer, after he had wrapped the enchanting (and underseen) “Pete’s Dragon,” director David Lowery called up some friends (which included Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck, nbd) and went off on a little mini-vacation of sorts and quietly shot a new movie. The result, “A Ghost Story,” is now in the can and gearing up […]

‘Deadpool’ Drops Goofy ‘For Your Consideration’ Oscars Promo, Writers Confirm 3 Returning Characters For The Sequel

With “La La Land” pretty much set to sweep the Oscars next month, it already promises to be a rather dull ceremony. And while many will be straight-up horrified if “Deadpool” is nominated in any of the major categories (and it has been building momentum in recent weeks thanks to honors from the WGA, PGA, […]

Pete Holmes Stands Up To Life’s Challenges In New Trailer For Judd Apatow Produced HBO Comedy ‘Crashing’

Judd Apatow has always been a student of comedy, but in particular (especially lately), he’s been intrigued by the lives of stand up comics. In 2009 he explored the topic with the dramedy “Funny People,” but in the year ahead he’s putting his producing powers behind a couple of intriguing projects. Later this month at […]

New Trailer Brings Studio Ghibli’s ‘Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter’ To Amazon Prime

What to me looks like an animated “Romeo & Juliet” (replacing the romance, of course, with friendship) like story about the son and daughter of feuding families who become friends despite the odds seems a bit too traditional for the awesome Studio Ghibli. While the 26-part show originally premiered in Japan in 2014 to split […]