With seven Academy Award nominations between them but no wins, directors David Lynch and Lina Wertmüller and actor Wes Studi are going to take home Oscars of their own after all. The Academy has announced that its Board of Governors has voted to present Lynch, Wertmüller, and Studi with Honorary Oscars, which are given “to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.”
Meanwhile, actress Geena Davis is being awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Read more about all four of the new award-winners below. Read More »
In anticipation of the Blu-ray and digital release of Scott Cooper‘s brutal Western Hostiles, we have an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip that looks at the film’s harsh landscapes. See the Hostiles clip below.
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The Oscars have come and gone, with The Shape of Water winning Best Picture and Guillermo del Toro winning Best Director. But for those of you who were maybe too busy to watch the entire ceremony, or just want to know about the good bits, you’ll want to check out these fantastic montages from the broadcast.
The 2018 Oscars not only featured the comedic stylings of Jimmy Kimmel and another fantastic Hollywood prank, but it also features several outstanding montages paying tribute to the magic of the movies. One extended montage runs through the 90-year history of films, another honors the military on film, but the most powerful one highlights the importance of inclusion and representation on the big screen. Read More »
Christian Bale reunites with Out of the Furnace director Scott Cooper for Hostiles, a grim and gritty existential Western that looks like its striving to become a sweeping epic. Bale plays an Army captain tasked with escorting a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Many shots of lonely vistas follow, which you can see on display in a new Hostiles trailer.
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For the first time in nearly a decade, 2014 won’t provide fans with a Pixar film. The closest thing is probably Planes: Fire and Rescue, the sequel to 2013’s Cars spinoff, Planes. (Disney’s Big Hero 6, out in November, is in the mix too, but there’s no trailer yet). In this sequel, Dusty (Dane Cook) is forced to leave racing and decides to go for a more noble calling, “Fire and Rescue.” However, it’ll be tough to gain the respect of his peers coming from such a pampered lifestyle.
Below, check out a brand new Planes Fire and Rescue trailer, some new characters (who are Cars, not Planes) as well as a list of new cast members including Ed Harris, Wes Studi, Fred Willard, Jerry Stiller, Erik Estrada, John Michael Higgins, Hal Holbrook, Kevin Richardson and Patrick Warburton. It opens July 18. Read More »
The latest Batman The Dark Knight casting rumor has Maggie Gyllenhaal to replace Katie Holmes as Assistant D.A. Rachel Dawes. Not a bad idea. But I’m guessing that like most of the other Batman casting rumors, it’s not true.
All Star directors helm The Office: Lost Co-creator JJ Abrams, Serenity/Buffy The Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon, and Groundhog Day director Harold Ramis have directed episodes of the Office. Whedon’s episode airs tonight, while the Abrams episode will air next week.
James Cameron has confirmed more Avatar castings: Wes Studi, Sigourney Weaver, Peter Mensah, and Joel David Moore.
Cast-a-date allows people in the entertainment industry to meet romantically. Very sad.
Comedian Al Franken (Saturday Night Live, Stuart Saves His Family) has finally announced his bid for Minnesota Senate. I hope he wins. His departure is bad news for Air America.
Magnolia Pictures will release The Signal in theaters on August 10th 2007. We loved this horror flick at Sundance. I hope is gets a wide release. Knowing Magnolia, probably not.
Universal has acquired the rights to make a movie about Milli Vanilli, the pop rock duo who were exposed as frauds. Sounds like it would make a better television movie to me.
Sideshow Collectables announces limited edition Hostel 12-inch figures. I wish I had more money.