(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)
Welcome back to another Blu-ray round-up. There’s something for everyone here! The comic-book bombast of Justice League; the romanticism of Call Me By Your Name; a Martin Scorsese masterpiece in the form of The Age of Innocence; indie comedy courtesy of The Disaster Artist and I, Tonya; the ’80s charm of Joe Dante’s The ‘Burbs; and, uh, Downsizing!
Here are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week, and beyond.
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We’ve known that Call Me By Your Name, last year’s romantic indie drama from director Luca Guadagnino, was going to get a sequel for a little while now. The filmmaker has mentioned it a few times, but only in vague terms – until last Sunday night on the Oscars red carpet. There he revealed some new Call Me By Your Name sequel details, and seemed to confirm that actors Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet will return to reprise their roles. Read More »
This weekend brings the 90th Academy Awards to ABC to honor achievements in filmmaking from the previous year. The awards ceremony will broadcast live on Sunday, March 4 at 8pm ET/5pm PT with Hollywood’s finest glad-handing each other and kissing all the asses. Therefore it only makes sense that the Best Picture nominees get knocked down a few pegs beforehand.
The Oscars 2018 Honest Trailer lines up all nine of the movies up for this year’s top prize in film and fires off some quick jabs at them. It’s not quite as satisfying as the usual Honest Trailer (surely those will come later as they get released on home video), but it’s a good place to start for the time being. Read More »
Last night saw the Writers Guild of America hand out their awards for achievement in writing for film and television from 2017. This is one of the key preceding awards before the Academy Awards are handed out early next month, and on the feature film side of things, another significant win adds even more momentum to the acclaimed thriller Get Out with Jordan Peele winning the award for original screenplay.
Meanwhile, on the television side, another repeat win had The Handmaid’s Tale taking home the award for dramatic series, and Veep ended up winning the top prize for comedic series. But there were plenty of other TV awards to be won, and you can check out the full list of 2018 WGA award winners below. Read More »
Jeff, Devindra and Kristy join up to chat about Netflix’s big Super Bowl surprise, The Cloverfield Paradox. And they finally get to explore the idyllic Italian countryside of Call Me By Your Name. No peaches were harmed during the making of this podcast.
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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, John Williams conducts the orchestra during a recording session for the Star Wars: The Last Jedi score. Plus, learn how National Lampoon co-creator Doug Kenney changed the face of comedy forever, and see the amazing visual effects in the Best Picture winning Call Me By Your Name. Read More »
Call Me By Your Name just landed four Academy Award nominations, but rather than sit back and bask in all that glorious acclaim, director Luca Guadagnino is already thinking about the sequel. Instead of repeating the same formula as the first film, Guadagnino is looking to change things up, and he already has a brand new setting for the Call Me By Your Name sequel in mind.
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Even though there appears to be a growing rift between critics and audiences, ridiculously and confusingly perpetuated by Rotten Tomatoes of all places, there are plenty who are still interested in what the critics have to say and understand the value they bring to the entertainment world.
Last night, the critics named what they thought were the crowning achievements in film and television with the 2018 Critics Choice Awards. On the film side, The Shape of Water and Guillermo del Toro came out on top, winning both Best Director and Best Motion Picture Drama. In television, The Handmaid’s Tale was named the Best Drama Series while Amazon made waves again with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel as Best Comedy Series.
Get the full list of 2018 Critics Choice Awards winners below. Read More »
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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 »
Luca Guadagnino‘s sensual, erotic Call Me By Your Name was a near constant presence in conversations about the movies in 2017. It had its world premiere at last year’s Sundance Film Festival (where we reviewed it) and it’s continued to remain a part of the cultural conversation even up to yesterday, when it was nominated for a Writers Guild of America award for best adapted screenplay.
Now there’s one more way to keep the film at the forefront of your mind: watching a new music video from musician Sufjan Stevens, who provided multiple songs to the movie’s soundtrack. Check out the full video for the airy and relaxing “Mystery of Love,” which contains some clips from the movie that haven’t appeared in any of its trailers so far.
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