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Oscar Isaac Discusses His Big Year: ‘Having More Ownership of the Creative Gave Me More Energy Back’

Oscar Isaac likes to quote Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard: “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” In the past two years, Isaac has learned this the hard way, pushing himself into ever riskier emotional terrain as an actor.Ever since he broke out in 2013 with his first lead role as a sensitive finger-picking folk singer in […]

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MTV Movie and TV Awards Winners List 2022 (Updated Live)

The MTV Movie & TV Awards are back, with Vanessa Hudgens hosting the ceremony live on MTV.The awards celebrate the year’s best in film and TV, with honors ranging from Best Show to Best Kiss. Awards will be doled out for both scripted and reality TV, with unscripted nominees including “American Idol,” “The Masked Singer,” […]

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Javier Bardem Has Read ‘Dune: Part Two’ Script, Says Sequel ‘Is Gonna Surprise People’

From a critical standpoint, “Dune” is one of the most successful studio films in recent memory. Denis Villeneuve’s sprawling take on Frank Herbert’s famously hard-to-film science fiction novel earned rave reviews and a Best Picture nomination when it was released last fall. Villeneuve’s unique vision for the desert planet of Arrakis and ability to conjure […]

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Patrick Stewart Had No Idea Who Sting Was While Working On David Lynch’s Dune

In 1984, Sting was practically a household name. His band, The Police, had released their last studio album titled Synchronicity a year earlier in 1983, and that album included such chart-topping singles as “Wrapped Around Your Finger,” “King of Pain,” and the immortal “Every Breath You Take,” with the video for the latter in heavy […]

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‘John Wick: Chapter 4,’ ‘Reagan’ and ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ First Looks at CinemaCon 2022

CinemaCon 2022 officially kicked off Monday at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nev., with studios pulling the curtain back on upcoming releases like the Keanu Reeves actions sequel “John Wick: Chapter 4,” Lesley Manville’s travelogue drama “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris” and the upcoming adaptation of “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.” Other reveals […]

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‘Coda’ Has Changed Oscar Movies’ Release Strategies Forever

In analyzing how “Coda” achieved its Best Picture win, we must face a discomfiting reality: Beyond Oscar qualification, theatrical play had very little to do with its success.Most years, winning Best Picture includes a careful effort by its distributor to make it hit. Recent winners such as “Parasite” and “Green Book” played theaters during the […]

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Oscars Losers and Winners, from Will Smith to Sundance’s ‘Coda’ and ‘Summer of Soul’

Walking the sunny red carpet into the Oscars Sunday afternoon, tested to the max and mask free, Hollywood was all smiles. Legendary chief Mary Parent and Warner Media executive Ann Sarnoff wondered just how many wins “Dune” would take home.After a long and grueling off-and-on pandemic production in New Zealand, a grinding festival circuit, and […]

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2022 Oscars: The Best & Worst

In 2021, it felt like the Oscars had stumbled onto something profound. Limited by Covid restrictions — and not wanting to flash opulence in the midst of an ongoing pandemic — the Academy gave us an Oscars that felt intimate, candid, and fun. So, naturally, this year’s producers elected to get the complete opposite results, […]

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