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The 89th annual Academy Awards will not be remembered for Jimmy Kimmel’s hosting duties, a extravagant music number, a political rant, or the treats that parachuted from the sky, but for the twist ending when La La Land was named Best Picture when the winner was really Moonlight. Other than that, the evening sailed along smoothly with award show-brand jokes, bits, and boiler-plate acceptance speeches.
Last night’s Independent Spirit Awards had Nick Kroll and John Mulaney as hosts, giving on-point and hilarious commentary on the world of independent film — and the political climate, of course. After their very memorable monologue, which included numerous jabs at Trump, the night belonged to Barry Jenkins and Moonlight.
The 89th Annual Academy Awards have come and gone! As expected, Jimmy Kimmel constantly poked fun at Matt Damon through the evening and brought his brand of humor. As for the winners, predicted favorites nabbed trophies while one unexpected surprise happened at the very end of the ceremony.
Connie Britton has booked her first post-Nashville gig in Nicole Holofcener’s latest film, The Land of Steady Habits and Tracy Morgan lands a stand-up special at Netflix. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Michiel Huisman sign on to star in the romantic drama Irreplaceable You, plus a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
In the Charlie McDowell-directed sci-fi drama The Discovery, Jason Segel continues to ride the dramatic feature wave after his acclaimed performance in The End of the Tour in a story about the groundbreaking discovery of the afterlife and the consequences that go along with it.
Netflix has released a tiny teaser to announce an April 7th release date of the second part to Baz Luhrmann hip-hop musical drama The Get Down. Part II continues the adventures of a group of six Bronx teens starting their own crew during the hip-hop revolution of the ’70s.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Rachel Bloom joins Adam Pally in a feature comedy at Lionsgate. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
Watching Get Out was like watching an episode of The Twilight Zone or Black Mirror in that it gave us a story that felt fictitious enough to entertain, but real enough to freak us out. Peele cleverly uses the horror genre to craft a film that is a delightfully demented mashup of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? and Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Empire enlists Demi Moore and Hulu gives a 10-episode order to J.J. Abrams and Stephen King’s horror anthology Castle Rock. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
The story of a young wife and mother who works as an analyst at the CIA. One morning while digitally searching files in hopes of unmasking a Russian sleeper cell in the US, she makes a shocking discovery that threatens her job, her family, and her life.
Cary Fukunaga is in talks to direct a Hirsohima drama and a big mystery in The Last Jedi is revealed. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
The Stephen King universe is continuing its residency at Hulu in the form of the drama Castle Rock, an anthology from J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot banner. As shown in the teaser, the anthology will bring together characters from some of King’s classic horror novels and short stories.
James Mangold’s Logan finally gives Jackman an opportunity to spread his claws and partake in all the graphic dismemberment that Wolverine fans deserve and that’s pretty much what diehard fans have been craving for the past decade and a half.
The new trailer for Song to Song, Terrence Malick’s pic that explores the Austin music scene, just dropped and it checks all the boxes of a Malickian film: plenty of sun-glaring outdoor scenes, philosophical overtones, an overuse of fish-eye lens, dizzyingly angled shots, and relationships between angsty hot people.
Sam Raimi is in talks to direct a Bermuda Triangle thriller and Fast and Furious star Michelle Rodriguez is the latest to join Steve McQueen’s Widows. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
Fist Fight delivers everything you expect to the point where it is predictable and unimaginative — but you watch it anyway because it has some talented, funny people in it. It feels like the kind of comedy that Hollywood made because they felt like this is exactly what the audiences wanted.
Constance Wu boards John Chu’s adaptation of Crazy Rich Asian and Joe Carnahan set to write and direct a new take on Gareth Evans’ The Raid. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
Everyone seems to be suffering from La La Land fatigue, but it hasn’t necessarily paved the way for Moonlight to take the lead in the Oscar race because everyone is focused on turning their backs on the musical spectacular, so now is the better time than any to give the case of why Moonlight should win…and why it won’t.
Details kept under wraps, but the story takes place on a super yacht at sea.
Vince Vaughn joins Dwayne Johnson in the real-life wrestling comedy/drama Fighting With My Family and Lea Thompson and Alan Ruck join Stranger Things Shannon Purser in the comedy Sierra Burgess Is A Loser. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
The quartet of films helmed by an all-female crew including Roxanne Benjamin, Jovanka Vuckovic, Karyn Kusama, and musician-turned-director Annie Clark (a.k.a. St. Vincent) deliver four very different kind of scares that, although not pee-in-your-pants terrifying, keep in tradition of the horror anthologies before it.
Edward James Olmos signs on to star in the Sons of Anarchy spin-off Mayans MC and Star Trek: Discovery recruits three Starfleet officerrs. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
The new teaser trailer for Ana Lily Amirpour’s The Bad Batch doesn’t tell us much — but that is to be expected from the writer/director who brought us the breakout black and white horror A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.
Despite its whitewashing controversy, Ghost in the Shell forges ahead with a new trailer that gives a hearty helping of what we can expect in terms of story and mind-bending special effects in the adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s popular manga of the same name.