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HBO’s Lovecraft Country Could Be Everything Green Book Wasn’t

There are as many valid criticisms of Peter Farrelly’s Best Picture Oscar-winner Green Book as there are listings in Victor Hugo Green’s The Negro Motorist Green Book. But an upcoming adaptation has a lot more potential to tell the real story, even if there are Lovecraftian monsters involved.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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You Can Skip These Oscar-Nominated Movies 

You haven’t seen Bohemian Rhapsody!? That’s fine. The Lifehacker staff gathered our collective 2018 movie-watching experience, and named the Oscar-nominated movies that you can safely skip—including ones we ourselves did not even watch. You can actually safely skip any movie, ever, that’s how entertainment works. But…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: How Vice Rewrites The Rules of Biopics

Throughout the film’s first hour, McKay plants the seeds for conservatism’s rise. Cheney meets Roger Ailes as a young congressional staffer; Antonin Scalia before he became a Supreme Court justice; and even a drunken George W. Bush (a hilarious Sam Rockwell) crashing a Christmas party. These men, …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Kevin Hart Still Doesn’t Realize He’s The Problem

(Photograph courtesy of Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.) As of this writing, the Oscars still do not have a host, but Hart is campaigning to get the job back. His first step was to sit down with Ellen DeGeneres on her daytime talk show for an interview. Appearing with one of the most powerful members …Continue reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Gary Oldman And The Limits Of The #MeToo Movement

In the wake of the #MeToo movement that swept across America and much of the western world in October of 2017, I was so taken aback by the speed and intensity of it that I genuinely struggled to come to terms with what was going on. The sheer number of horrendous stories that flooded social […]

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Trump’s Oscars Tweet Says All You Need To Know About His Presidency

The president’s Twitter feed serves as a very useful tool for anyone interested in human psychology. The short outbursts blurted out at random hours of the day attacking celebrities, Democrats, and members of his own administration say far more about Trump than they do about whoever he has decided …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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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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John Legend Schools Chris Cillizza Over His Latest Ridiculous False Equivalency Piece

Yesterday, The New York Times ran a damning expose of film mogul Harvey Weinstein, founder of Miramax and The Weinstein Company, who is being accused of sexual harassment by multiple women. Because Weinstein has also been a Democratic donor throughout the last few election cycles, some have …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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