2020 BAFTAs Winners

Our friends across the pond have handed out their equivalent of the Academy Awards with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, or the BAFTAs. Since these are British-centric awards, more love is typically given to movies made by U.K. filmmakers, so it should come as no surprise that 1917 and director Sam Mendes walked away with Best Film and Best Director, as well as Outstanding British film, and a handful of other awards too. Get the full list of 2020 BAFTA winners below.

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Parasite

Last weekend, the 2020 SAG Awards honored achievements in acting in both film and television from last year. When it comes to the film side of the awards, there weren’t really any surprises, at least not until the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture was handed out. That’s the SAG equivalent of Best Picture, and it was quite a shock with Parasite became the first foreign film ever to win the top prize. Get the full list of 2020 SAG Awards winners below.

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judy trailer new

Get ready, Academy –  Renée Zellweger is gunning for that Best Actress Oscar. The actress stars as the legendary Judy Garland in Judy, a biopic that tracks Garland in the tumultuous later half of her career. Will Judy avoid the standard pitfalls and cliches of biopics? I really don’t know. But I do know that Zellweger is going all-in on this performance, and will be sure to scoop up awards season love as a result. Watch the Judy trailer below.

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what if trailer

Get ready for three minutes of Renée Zellweger whispering creepily in the official What/If trailer. Netflix’s new anthology series leans heavily onto the screen presence of its Academy Award-winning star, who smolders impressively as a sexy tech investor making an indecent proposal to several unwitting young people who are backed into a corner. Watch the What If trailer below.

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judy trailer

In the twilight of Judy Garland‘s career, she would perform a five-week sold-out show in London, right before her last concert appearance in Copenhagen in 1969 and right before her tragic death mere months later. The upcoming biopic Judy centers on that week-long show, while touching on her bright career and a life marked by ecstatic highs and depressing lows. Renée Zellwegger transforms into the legendary actress and singer in the Judy trailer.

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what if trailer

What if Renée Zellweger was in charge of your destiny? It’s not as enticing as it sounds in What/Ifthe new Netflix social thriller anthology drama series starring the Bridget Jones’ Baby actress as some sort of omniscient chess master who loves nothing more than to play with people’s lives. But what is enticing is the Oscar winner’s comeback to a high-profile project after she’s been all but absent from the big screen. Could this be the beginning of the Renée-ssance? Watch the What If trailer to see.

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Here and Now Trailer

The film festival circuit is full of movies featuring characters who are just trying to sort their lives out. Aren’t we all trying to do that every day? Anyway, these kinds of movies come and go, and even though they strike the right chord every now and then, others seem doomed to be forgotten. Unfortunately, this Tribea Film Festival selection appears to be the latter.

Here and Now (which is an awful, forgettable title), follows Sarah Jessica Parker as a well known singer/songwriter in New York City who suddenly finds a new perspective on life when she receives some kind of life-altering news. More than likely it’s some kind of terminal illness. Honestly, in this first Here and Now trailer, it all seems painfully generic and melodramatic. Read More »

renee zellweger netflix

Renée Zellweger is the latest Hollywood star to make the move to TV. The Bridget Jones’s Baby actress is heading to the small screen with a Netflix series that has just as big names behind the camera as it will in front of it.

What/If is a social thriller anthology series that hails from Revenge creator Mike Kelley and beloved filmmaker Robert Zemeckis. And the first season will feature Zellweger in a meaty starring role.

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empire records musical

You might soon be celebrating Rex Manning Day on Broadway. Empire Records, the cult comedy that some people really love, is being developed as a musical with hopes of a Broadway run in 2020. There’s only one question: will GWAR recreate their cameo for Broadway?

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The Whole Truth trailer

Keanu Reeves has been killing it lately in a variety of offbeat projects, from John Wick to The Neon Demon. He even acquitted himself quite nicely in The Bad Batch, which is more than we can say for either of that film’s actual leads. Now this fall he’ll return to more straightforwardly dramatic fare with The Whole Truth, the new legal thriller from Frozen River director Courtney Hunt.

Written by Nicholas Kazan, The Whole Truth centers on a shocking murder trial. A teenage boy (Gabriel Basso) has been charged with murdering his father (Jim Belushi), and his mother (Renée Zellweger) hires defense attorney Richard Ramsay (Reeves) to defend her. The case seems straightforward at first. The boy has confessed to the crime, and all physical evidence seems to back him up. But as the trial moves forward, Richard’s colleague (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) begins to suspect that not all is as it appears. Watch The Whole Truth trailer below.  Read More »