asc awards 2018

We’re coming down to the last two weeks before the Academy Awards, and the final technical ceremonies are doling out their top prizes. The latest: the 2018 ASC Awards.

On the same weekend as the BAFTA Awards, the 32nd annual awards ceremony for the American Society of Cinematographers gave out awards for the best cinematography in movies and television in 2017. While the ASC winners don’t add a new twist to the front-runners for the Oscar race, they do suggest that a longtime Oscar nominee for best cinematography may finally get his due.

Find out the winners of the ASC Awards below.

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I Tonya VFX - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see how the visual effects artists from I, Tonya made it look like Margot Robbie was a professional figure skate. Plus, watch a video essay breaking down how director Denis Villeneuve uses color on film, and see how the opening crawl for Star Wars: Episode 9 can fix the supposed missteps of Star Wars: The Last Jedi for dissatisfied fans. Read More »

ADG and ACE Awards

As we lurch into the final weeks before the Oscars, a few more awards groups have given out their top prizes. Ceremonies like the Art Directors Guild’s Awards and the American Cinema Editors’ Eddie Awards offer some much-deserved accolades to films and artists that often escape the spotlight at the Academy Awards…and they also offer a way for us to narrow down our Oscars betting pools.

Here’s who won big at the ADG Awards and ACE Eddie Awards this weekend.

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Sequel Bits Bill and Ted

In this edition of sequel bits:

  • New casting and a new set photo for Halloween
  • Tom Cruise fell again on the set of Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • New plot details for Cloverfield 3
  • No chance of a Hangover 4
  • Potential plot details for Bill and Ted 3
  • Dileep Rao will reprise his role in the Avatar sequels
  • Denis Villeneuve really thought Blade Runner 2049 would land a Best Picture nomination
  • A new photo from Sicario 2: Soldado

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Saturday Night Live's The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Saturday Night Live does a new rendition of the theme song to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air that doesn’t turn out quite as well for Will Smith‘s character. Plus, learn about the first TV superhero named Captain Video, and listen to Roger Deakins talk about making Blade Runner 2049. Read More »

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Raiders of the Lost Ark Breakdown - The Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out which of the many different cuts of the original Blade Runner you should watch. Plus, see an incredible shot-for-shot breakdown of one of the most exciting sequences in Raiders of the Lost Ark, and watch as Jimmy Kimmel goes undercover on Reddit, Wikipedia, IMDb and more. Read More »

dave bautista blade runner 2049

Towering at 6′ 3″ and boasting a thickset neck and torso, Dave Bautista is already an unlikely Hollywood star. The former professional wrestler and mixed martial arts fighter shot to stardom in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy as Drax, the gruff musclehead alien with a heart, and continues to shine in intriguing roles like that of the Replicant Sapper Morton in Blade Runner 2049.

But Bautista nearly didn’t get his memorable role in Denis Villeneuve‘s ambitious science fiction sequel. And it wasn’t because of a poor audition or his intimidating height. It was because — at 48 years old — everyone thought he was just too young.

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blade runner 2049 blu-ray

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to what’s new on Blu-ray and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

Ready for the latest Blu-ray round-up? I sure hope so, because it’s here, right in front of your eyes. This week, one of the best and most over-looked films of 2017 comes to Blu-ray. And that’s not the only overlooked film hitting shelves! An unjustly ignored 1993 comedy from the director of Gremlins receives a special collector’s edition from Shout! Factory! In addition to that, there’s a star-studded Agatha Christie adaptation (no, not that one), and a John Ford classic from the Criterion Collection. Here are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week.

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The Shape of Water - 2018 BAFTA Nominations

After the Golden Globes were handed out last weekend, it’s time for the more significant, meaningful awards to take the spotlight. Today we have the 2018 BAFTA nominations, the equivalent of the Academy Awards for our friends in the United Kingdom.

The Shape of Water led the pack by racking up 12 nominations, including being one of five nominees for Best Film. Joining Guillermo del Toro‘s masterpiece were also Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Darkest Hour, both landing nine nominations each. However, not all the awards favorites were shown love with Steven Spielberg’s The Post left out in the wind with zero nominations.

See the full list of 2018 BAFTA nominations below. Read More »

Blader Runner 3

Ridley Scott may have taken a hands-off approach to Denis Villeneuve‘s ambitious critical darling Blade Runner 2049, but it appears that he wants to tackle another sequel to his seminal sci-fi classic Blade Runner.

The 80-year-old director keeps piling up potential projects, with news that he’s in talks with Disney to adapt the Merlin Saga and now his somewhat nonchalant statement that he’s considering a return to the Blade Runner franchise. Now it’s just a question of whether Warner Bros. would want to invest in another sequel to the sci-fi series after Blade Runner 2049 disappointed at the box office.

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