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Pixar Animation’s 19th film received 13 nominations, while GKIDS and Cartoon Saloon’s The Breadwinner received 10 nominations.
The star of Disney’s Frozen and the Bad Moms movies will break the SAG tradition of not having a host for their annual awards show.
Season 2, Episodes 5-6 – As the group gets closer to being found out, each friend resorts to desperate measures.
Greta Gerwig’s Lady BIrd and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards both expanded into over 1,000 theaters and grossed roughly $4.5 million in the slower post-Thanksgiving weekend. James Franco’s The Disaster Artist scored an impressive opening in just 19 theaters.
Timothée Chalamet, Willem Dafoe and Laurie Metcalf continue their support from the critics with recognition in their respective acting categories.
Nicolas Cage playing a cult leader? A Tony Gilroy political thriller? A new Gus van Sant movie, a timely doc about Gloria Allred and Rupert Everett as Oscar Wilde (and possibly Oscar fodder?) could make this a wild and crazy Sundance indeed.
Wonder is giving Justice League a run for second place with a few other close races with no new wide releases or Top 10 entries.
We also talk about the downtrodden box office and how it’s being reported these days, as well as the rise of blaxploitation movies, with updates of Shaft, Super Fly and Cleopatra Jones on the horizon.
“Oscar-nominated screenwriter Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything, Bohemian Rhapsody) stays in a biopic groove here, and it’s his approach to the material that makes Darkest Hour interesting. He knows that it’s not just which story you’re telling, but how you tell it,” writes Drew McWeeny.
With the rise of high profile projects with black leads, we look to see if this is niche or a mainstream mainstay.
Two actors, one a respected veteran, the other a newcomer, not only star in Luda Guadagnino’s acclaimed drama, but also in Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird and more.
Tentatively (and ironically) titled Untitled #9 after the Beatles song, the ’69 L.A.-set thriller revolves around Charles Manson and those horrific Tate murders.
Written by Eisner-winning writer Hope Larson and drawn by Brittney Williams, the teen detective series was first published in 2016 and currently has four volumes.
The romantic dramedy from Brian Crano, which premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, explores love and fidelity between two couples.
“It’s beautiful to see a movie where the heroes — Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer — are the people who would be pushed to the edge of the frame in any other movie like this,” writes Drew McWeeny.
The respected filmmaker has many projects on his plate right now, so Katherine Applegate’s award-winning book might not be his first priority.
“The Franco brothers’ natural ease with one another allows them to try some big, risky things as performers, and it pays off in an intimacy that shorthands the years of friendship between Greg Sestero and Tommy Wiseau,” writes Drew McWeeny.
The in-demand TV writer/producer is also currently developing HBO’s Lovecraft along with Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams.
The film’s star, Saoirse Ronan, was also honored as Best Actress, while Sean Baker was honored as Best Director for The Florida Project.
Fox Searchlight expands Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards further but otherwise, Disney’s Coco is free and clear to repeat at #1.
Written and directed by Corey Finley, Yelchin plays a small role as a hustler who gets involved with a murder plot between two teenage girls, played by Anya Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke.
While there are plenty of new directors (47 first-time directors to be exact, including actors Paul Dano and Idris Elba), there are even more returning filmmakers, such as Sebastian Silva, Desiree Akhavan, Nicolas Pesce and the Zellner brothers.
One of three 2018 releases from Marvel Studios is also likely to be their biggest movie yet as it brings together all the characters from previous movies to fight Josh Brolin’s Thanos.