The 2019 Independent Spirit Awards were last night, honoring the best in independent cinema before Hollywood gathers for the Academy Awards. Even though some movies that ended up nominated for Oscars took home trophies last night, the best thing to come out of the 2019 Indie Spirit Awards winners was the love shown to If Beale Street Could Talk. The film from Barry Jenkins movie that didn’t get anywhere near the amount of accolades it deserved from the Academy Awards, but last night it took home Best Feature and Best Director, not to mention further affirmation of Regina King‘s work as Best Supporting Actress.
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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, a professional movie poster designer compares and contrasts the movie posters of remakes with the posters from the original films. Plus, The Hollywood Reporter hosts another awards season roundtable discussion, this time with actresses like Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, Regina King, and more. And Tidying Up host Marie Kondo tries to clean up Ellen Degeneres‘ office. Read More »
Rotten Tomatometers and Metacritic aggregation can only show a sliver of what critics think about films, but the Critics Choice Awards is the definitive proof. The Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association bestowed their annual Critics’ Choice Awards to the best in movies and TV over the past year, awarding a few festival and awards circuit favorites while mostly passing over The Favourite, despite the Yorgos Lanthimos film’s 14 nods — the most of any film.
The top 2019 Critics Choice Awards winners instead included Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma, which led the film categories with four wins, followed by Black Panther and Vice with three wins apiece. Meanwhile in TV, The Americans and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel earned the critics’ love with three wins each.
See the full list of 2019 Critics Choice awards winners below.
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Guillermo del Toro has revealed footage from the second chapter in his animated Tales of Arcadia trilogy: 3Below, a story of aliens who crash-land in the familiar town of Arcadia. Featuring the voice talents of Glenn Close, Nick Offerman, Andy Garcia, Nick Frost and more, the animated series arrives on Netflix in December. Watch the 3Below trailer below, and learn more about the show. Read More »
In this edition of TV Bits:
- There’s a Magnum P.I. reboot in the works at CBS
- Amazon Pilot Season 2017 announced
- Mike Schur is developing a Mexican-American family sitcom with Shea Serrano
- Ray Donovan renewed for season 6
- A trailer for Lady Dynamite season 2
- A first look at WGN America’s Bellevue
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Daddy’s Home 2 will already be bringing some fatherly love to the holidays in November, but just before Christmas, another comedy about fathers and sons will be arriving in theaters.
Father Figures (formerly known as Bastards) is the long-delayed comedy starring Owen Wilson and Ed Helms as two brothers who learn that everything they’ve been told about their father was a lie. So they go in search of their real father by visiting a few likely candidates from their mother’s promiscuous past. Watch the Father Figures trailer below to see if this will be worth seeing this holiday season. Read More »
Netflix has unveiled a new trailer for a dystopian thriller called What Happened to Monday that features Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) playing seven identical twin sisters whose very existence is a crime: they’ve secretly grown to adulthood in a world in which every family is only allowed to have one child. This looks like a ridiculously fun B-movie, and I can’t wait to check it out. Watch the trailer below.
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Noomi Rapace plays Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Seven Sisters. In the future, siblings are outlawed, but Willem Dafoe decides to stick it to the system and keep his granddaughters – seven twins – a secret. They don’t stay a secret forever in the Netflix movie, though.
Below, watch the Seven Sisters trailer.
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In April 2016, I traveled to Atlanta to visit the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. While on set, a group of journalists including myself, sat down with writer/director James Gunn to talk about the highly anticipated Marvel sequel.
During the conversation, Gunn tries to clear up Kurt Russell‘s role in the film which they were being very vague about during our visit, talks about the 64-page treatment he wrote for the film and how that is different from the shooting draft, Nebula and Gamora’s relationship, shooting scenes in full screen IMAX, explaining Mantis’ role in this story, having no plan-B for Ego, his choice of songs for Awesome Mix Tape #2, the idea to feature Baby Groot in the movie instead of a fully regrown Groot, more information about the film’s villain Ayesha and her alien race.
Gunn also talks about his easter egg obsession, the evolution of Rocket and Groot’s relationship, why Quill was able to hold an Infinity Stone, pushing the weirdness to a new level, the creative freedom at Marvel, the possibility of doing another Guardians movie, the decision to set this film only a couple months after the events of the first film, Mantis’ relationship with Ego and the Guardians crew, the family theme at the core of the movie, the end credit tags, the trap of sequels and predicting the biggest surprise of this film. All this and more, in our roundtable James Gunn interview which you can read after the jump.
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On April 22nd, 2016 I traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to visit the set of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. What follows is everything I learned while on the set of James Gunn‘s galactic sequel.
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