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Why films such as Bombshell aren’t hitting their right-wing media targets

Like Vice and Game Change before it, the Nicole Kidman-starrer feels as if it’s favouring award nods over political impactYou won’t see adverts for Bombshell on the Fox News network, which is both unsurprising and part of the problem. Bombshell details the toxic regime of Fox News boss Roger Ailes (played by John Lithgow), serial […]

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PGA Awards Nominations Add ‘Knives Out’ to Contenders ‘1917,’ ‘Parasite,’ and ‘Joker’

The Producers Guild of America awards are often a bellwether for the Oscars, and this year’s list of 10 nominees offer the usual suspects from recent awards groups. The notable entry is Rian Johnson’s hit holiday comedy “Knives Out,” which also landed a nomination from the Writers Guild this week. Left out of the PGA […]

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2020 BAFTA Awards: Full list of nominations led by ‘Joker’

Nominations for the 2020 British Academy Film Awards (otherwise known as the BAFTAs) were announced Tuesday (Jan. 7) just hours before Oscar nominations voting ends. These kudos, honoring the best British and international contributions to film, will be handed out on Feb. 2 in a ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London. That is […]

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‘Bombshell’ Director Jay Roach: Earlier Comedies Are Same as Political Films — ‘Everything Has Politics’

For over a decade, director Jay Roach was known primarily for his work in comedic films. From the “Austin Powers” trilogy to the “Meet the Parents” franchise, Roach had carved out a niche for himself in directing broad comedy blockbusters. Then in 2008, he somewhat surprisingly shifted more to political drama films — and more […]

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‘Bombshell’: Margot Robbie Believes Her Character Would End Up With a Woman

It’s been an interesting few months for mainstream movies and promises of Lgbtq+ representation, from “Avengers: Endgame” and its blink-and-you-miss-it “gay moment” to “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” and its also blink-and-you-miss-it (and cut out of its Singapore release) same-sex kiss to whatever the McU is doing with a future trans character. Jay Roach’s […]

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Box Office: ‘Star Wars’ Unwraps Huge $35M Christmas Day, ‘Little Women’ Opens

J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is crushing the Christmas Day box office with as much as $35 million, the second best showing of all time behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($49.3 million), according to early estimates.Once presents are unwrapped on Dec. 25th, the most concentrated corridor of the year commences for […]

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The Truth About Oscar’s Reality-Based Films

In the first 72 years of the Academy Awards (1927-99), 14 fact-based movies won the best-picture prize, or 19%. In the 21st century, fact-based films have won 33% of the time.Last year, three of 2018’s four acting winners were playing real-life characters. And six of the eight best-picture contenders were fact-based, including winner “The Green […]

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As Specialized Movies Face Holiday Box Office Storm, ‘Parasite’ Hangs Tight

Specialty fare enjoyed a strong fall, well ahead of award kudos, as “Judy (“Roadside Attractions), “Harriet” (Focus Features), “Parasite” (Neon), and “Jojo Rabbit” (Fox Searchlight) all passed the $20 million mark. But being late to the party turned out to be a risky strategy this year.Both “Bombshell” (Lionsgate) and “Uncut Gems” (A24) are riding good […]

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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Wins $175 Million Box Office, While the Farce Be With ‘Cats’

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” ended up at $175 million per initial estimates, exactly where advance tracking suggested it would land — about 20% down from the similar pre-Christmas opening weekend two years ago for “The Last Jedi.”But in its own way, “Cats” will leave a greater impact. It opened at #4 with $6.5 […]

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