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Spielberg’s “The Post” Scores With National Board of Review While “Get Out” Gets More Love

ThePostNBRThe group that’s been around since 1909 gave Peele the award for Best Director and gave a special Spotlight award to Wonder Woman‘s Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot.

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Anna Kendrick, Danielle Brooks Sign Up for Chris Morris’ “Four Lions” Follow-Up

kendrickBrooksTNThe untitled project is the second feature from the British director of the 2010 BAFTA-winning dark comedy about bumbling terrorists.

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“Call Me by Your Name,” Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” Score Big at Gotham Awards

CMBYNGothamsTNThe Luca Guadagnino-directed coming-of-age drama scored two Gotham Awards, while Jordan Peele’s horror flick won three.

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Lawrence Fishburne On Working with Richard Linklater on “Last Flag Flying” and Straddling Marvel and DC (Interview)

LawrenceFishburneLFF1TNThe veteran actor talks about his career, his new movie, and his forays into television with black-ish and Hannibal.

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What’s In a Name When It Comes to Comic Book Movies? A “Marvelous” Primer on Similarly-Named Superheroes

Marvel TrioWhat’s the difference between Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel, Jude Law’s Mar-Vell and Zachary Levi’s Shazam, who’s also known as Captain Marvel even though he’s in the DC Comics universe? Neil Turitz, who’s a marvel in his own right, has the answer.

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Patrick Osborne, Netflix Teaming for Untitled Fantasy Film

PatrickOsborneTN The Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind the animated short film Feast will work from a screenplay by Emma Needell with Anonymous Content producing.

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FRONTIER Review: Episodes 1-3

frontier excerptSeason 2, Episodes 1-3 – Netflix’s epic fur trade adventure “Frontier” has benefitted from the ascent of star/EP Jason Momoa, whose presence elevates this ensemble drama to glory as its story deepens in its second season.

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Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones in Talks to Reunite for “The Aeronauts” at Amazon

RedmayneJonesTNBased on Wonder writer Jack Thorne’s spec script about a daring 19th Century hot air balloon trip to explore the earth’s atmosphere.

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Pixar’s “Coco” Becomes Fourth-Biggest Thanksgiving Opener

CocoBORTN1Pixar’s latest opened lower than last year’s Moana but better than 2015’s The Good Dinosaur, while Justice League dropped to second place.

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Weekend Update: “Coco” Soundly Defeating “Justice League” Over Thanksgiving

CocoBoxOfficeTN2The latest Pixar Animation film is looking to gross close to $70 mill. over the five-day weekend, making it the fourth-biggest Thanksgiving opener for the studio.

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Jude Law Scores Male Lead Opposite Brie Larson in “Captain Marvel”

JudeLawThe Oscar-nominated actor will play Doctor Walter Lawson a.k.a. the original Mar-Vell who gives Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers her powers in the 2019 release.

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Warner Bros. Releases Teasers for “Paddington 2” and “Smallfoot” (Video)

Paddington2TNWarners hasn’t announced whether it will stick to Paddington 2‘s planned Jan. 12 release date but Smallfoot is scheduled for Sept. 28, 2018.

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Colin Trevorrow Releases First Footage From “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (Video)

Jurassic Excerpt

Colin Trevorrow has taken to twitter to show us the first nugget of footage for the upcoming film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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Pixar’s “Coco” Hopes to Continue Disney’s Thanksgiving Tradition

CocoBoxOfficeTNThe new animated feature from Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) is taking on the second weekend of Warners’ Justice League. Denzel Washington’s Roman J. Israel, Esq. also expands nationwide.

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Watch Chris Hemsworth Ride a Horse in the Second “12 Strong” Trailer (Video)

12StrongTrailerTNTelling the true story of the brave men who fought in Afghanistan in the days following 9/11, the military drama co-stars Michael Shannon, Michael Peña and more.

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John Lasseter Takes a Leave of Absence From Disney/Pixar, But It May Not Be So Temporary

John LasseterIt’s going to be hard for Lasseter to recover from these allegations, because the fact that he essentially functions as not just a studio head, but the head of two animation studios, only compounds the severity of the situation.

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Filmmaker Joe Lynch on the Catharsis of Making “Mayhem” (Interview)

MayhemTNThe action-comedy starring Steven Yeun from The Walking Dead is now playing on digital platforms.

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Domhnall Gleeson Tries to Kill Animals in “Peter Rabbit” Trailer (Video)

Rabbit Excerpt

Peter Rabbit stars Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, Sam Neill, Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie and James Corden as the title role.

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John Lasseter Takes a Leave of Absence From Disney/Pixar, But It May Not Be So Temporary

It’s going to be hard for Lasseter to recover from these allegations, because of the fact that he essentially functions as not just a studio head, but the head of two animation studios, only compounds the severity of the situation.

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Watch the True Story Drama Trailer for “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” (Video)

Liverpool Excerpt The film is based on Peet Turner’s memoirs and revolves around the relationship between Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) and Turner (Jamie Bell).

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“Call Me by Your Name” Review: Desire Runs Deep in This Touching Love Story That Feels Like a Beautiful Memory

“James Ivory’s films are usually about the ways people deny the desires that define them, while Luca Guadagnino seems more interested by what happens when we surrender to them. It makes for a terrific collaboration,” writes Drew McWeeny.

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“X-Men” Star Alexandra Shipp In Talks to Join Samuel L. Jackson in “Son of Shaft”

Alexandra Shipp ExcerptThe star of the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix would play the female lead opposite Jackson, and both the newest and original actors to play the popular character.

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“Death on the Nile” in Works at Fox

Nile ExcerptThis news comes on the heels of Murder on the Orient Express, as Fox continues the adventures of Hercule Poirot played by Kenneth Branagh.

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“Coco” Review: Pixar’s Latest Offers Lovely Music, Genuine Emotion and an Increasingly Familiar Formula

In terms of original storytelling, “the studio doesn’t seem to be innovating in the way they once did, and that feels like cause for concern,” writes Drew McWeeny.

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“Mudbound” Review: Dee Rees Proves Herself as a Filmmaker With This Powerful Period Drama

mudboundTNThe film, which examines racism in the South and stars Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Jason Clarke, Rob Morgan and Mary J. Blige, is now available to watch on Netflix.

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After “Justice League,” Zack Snyder’s “Last Photograph” Is Worth More Than a Thousand Words to His Career

Justice LeagueThe embattled filmmaker is at a career crossroads following Justice League‘s disappointing opening weekend, making his next movie that much more important in the eyes of the industry.

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Lizzy Caplan to Play Female Lead in “Gambit” Opposite Channing Tatum’s Superhero

Lizzy Caplan GambitLea Seydoux had previously been cast as the superhero film’s female lead back when Rupert Wyatt was directing the comic book movie for 20th Century Fox.

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Richard Linklater Flies the Flag For a Sequel… That Isn’t Really a Sequel (Interview)

LinklaterLFFTNBryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne and Steve Carell star in the road dramedy about three military men off to bury one of their sons who was killed in the Iraq War.

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New Regency Developing “Devils Unto Dust,” Described as “True Grit” Meets “28 Days Later”

Emma BerquistThe story is set in West Texas during a Reconstruction period plagued by a deadly virus infecting thousands with a rabies-like disease that turns people into murderous “Shakes.” When the teenage protagonist’s father disappears, she hires two Shake-hunters who specialize in killing the infected, and sets off into the terrorscape of the western frontier to find him.

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Seth Meyers in Talks to Host 2018 Golden Globes

The Late Night With Seth Meyers host will follow in the footsteps of Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, who hosted the 2017 ceremony.

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