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Superhero Bits: ‘Harley Quinn’ Series Casts Mr. Freeze and Catwoman, ‘Venom 2’ Set Photos & More

Who is voicing Mr. Freeze in the second season of the Harley Quinn animated series? Which track from the Black Panther soundtrack is at the center of a copyright lawsuit? Why couldn’t Stephanie Beatriz play She-Hulk even if she wanted to? What is the working title for Spider-Man 3? Want to see a ridiculous new […]

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How High Will Harley Quinn and ‘Birds of Prey’ Fly This Oscar Weekend?

After three straight weeks of Bad Boys for Life topping the weekend box office, Warner Bros. is bringing their own R-rated actioner to the fray with Birds of Prey featuring Margot Robbie back as Harley Quinn, a character she first brought to life in 2016’s Suicide Squad. The film will easily top this Oscar weekend, […]

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Ufa Fiction Links with Tyron Ricketts’ Panthertainment to Tell More Representative Stories

Ufa Fiction is partnering with actor-producer Tyron Ricketts and his Berlin-based Panthertainment to produce films and series for the global market focusing on stories from people of color.Ufa Fiction producer Nataly Kudiabor will work with the Austrian-born Ricketts (right), one of Germany’s most successful black actors, on developing and overseeing projects Panthertainment acquires from directors […]

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50 Films, Actors and Directors Overlooked by the Oscars

There are no right or wrong decisions in Oscar winners, since it’s all a matter of personal taste. However, four categories in the past 91 years — best picture, director, actor and actress — are a reminder that some greats did not get the appreciation they deserved. In 1962, Peter O’Toole (“Lawrence of Arabia”) had […]

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Heading Into the Oscars, Best-Picture Frontrunners ‘1917’ and ‘Parasite’ Ride Box Office Surge

In its fourth weekend of wide domestic play, Universal booked “1917” in 3,987 theaters, more screens than any other award-season Best Picture contender. Both last year’s “Black Panther” and this year’s “Joker” had a wider breaks on over 4000 screens, but long before their Oscar nominations. And many awards-contenders sustain runs through Oscar voting and […]

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Terry Gilliam Liked All of ‘The Irishman’ Except the Last 30 Minutes

Love it or hate it, Netflix’s “The Irishman” has dominated the awards-season conversation. Martin Scorsese’s elegiac, sprawling, three-plus-hour mafia epic unspooled on the streamer over Thanksgiving weekend after a healthy theatrical run that found sold-out showings across the nation. While the film is a slam-dunk for a Best Picture nomination and a surfeit of other […]

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2019 Diversity Scorecard: Change Remains Slow for People of Color, But That’s Not the Whole Story

Last year was a watershed moment for diversity in the film industry: Ava DuVernay became the first black woman to direct a film that grossed over $100 million with “A Wrinkle in Time”; “Crazy Rich Asians” was a huge hit, grossing over $238 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing romantic comedy in a decade; and […]

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Crowded Field Marks Below the Line Kudos Races

With less than eight weeks to go before the Academy Awards, it’s a scramble to the finish line for the artisans who create the looks, sounds and visual effects of this year’s awards contenders.This year, these craftspeople used visual-effects technology in surprising ways. VFX artists turned back time for Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and […]

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