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Guillermo del Toro’s Behavior in his Father’s Kidnapping Makes Sam Nunberg Look Like a Wimp

Yesterday as Sam Nunberg made the talk-show rounds with his refusal to obey Robert Mueller’s subpoena to hand over his emails with Trump and various campaign aides, one excuse for his behavior rang out as the lamest of all. Towards the end of his appearance on The Beat with Ari Melber, he mentioned …Continue reading […]

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A Complete List of the 2018 Oscar Winners You Actually Care About

The 90th edition of the Academy Awards took place in Hollywood Sunday night, and, unlike usual, science fiction, horror, and fantasy did quite well. If you missed the ceremony last night—accidentally or intentionally—here’s everything you need to know, and all the winners that mattered.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Do the wrong thing: 90 years, 90 movies that should have been nominated for Best Picture

When Moonlight pulled a big upset and won the Best Picture Oscar a year ago, it felt like a monumental occasion—and not just because of the snafu that resulted in a different film briefly enjoying the honor. Yes, the Academy bestowed best-movie-of-the-year status on an actual, legitimate contender for the best movie…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Why Jordan Peele is the Perfect Choice to Reboot The Twilight Zone

I will never forget the first time I saw the trailer for Get Out: the audaciousness of the basic concept – Stepford Wives with race – as well as the is-it-a-comedy-or-isn’t-it tone was such a mind-blower that I immediately texted my friend who works for Blumhouse, the production company …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The 2017 Oscar Nominations Are Not So White Any More

2017 may have been an awful year for film culture, with its ongoing revelations of sexual abuse and gender inequities, but it was a phenomenal year for film, and yesterday’s Oscar nominations reflect that. While we can argue over which movies and performances were left out, it’s important to …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Icarus, Documentary About Russia’s Abuse of Steroids in Sports, Gets Oscar Nomination

Note: Bryan Fogel’s documentary Icarus, about Russia’s abuse of Performance Enhancing Drugs in sports, was nominated today for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Since its release on Netflix last August, Russia has been banned from the upcoming Winter Olympics, and the Court of …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Academy announces 2018 Oscar nominees

The nominees for the 2018 Academy Awards have been revealed. Now in its 90th year, the annual award honors cinematic achievements in the film industry. This year’s gala is set for March 4 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water tops this year’s nominations with […]

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