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Superhero Bits: ‘Arrow’ Gets a New Showrunner, ‘Arrested Development’ References in ‘Infinity War’ & More

How many different versions of Kryptonite out there? Did you hear there are hidden tickets behind posters in Avengers: Infinity War? Why did Josh Brolin turn down Batman v Superman? Will there be Arrested Development references in Avengers: Infinity War? Who is the new showrunner on Arrow? Will Lynda Carter get a cameo in Wonder […]

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Surges to Top DVD, Blu-ray Disc Sales Charts

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment again claimed the top spot on the national home video sales charts the week ended March 10, this time with “Thor: Ragnarok,” while five other newcomers also found their way into the overall top 20.The latest hit superhero film from the powerhouse Marvel Studios unit had earned $315 million at […]

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2018 Oscars Winners List: Sam Rockwell, ‘Icarus,’ and More — Updating Live

The 2018 Academy Awards are taking place on March 4 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The 90th annual ceremony will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, and “The Shape of Water” is the frontrunner headed into the ceremony with 13 nominations.The full list of nominees is below, and the list will be updated live […]

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2018 Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards: Oscar frontrunner ‘Darkest Hour’ takes two

At the Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards on Feb. 24, Oscar frontrunner “Darkest Hour” won two of its three races: special makeup effects and best period/character makeup. It lost best period/character hairstyling to “I, Tonya.”Among those films that “Darkest Hour” edged out for best special makeup effects was “Wonder,” one of its two […]

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‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘American Horror Story’ Lead Make-up and Hair Stylists Guild Winners

“Darkest Hour” led the way with film winners at the 2018 Make-up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards with two prizes. “Pitch Perfect 3,” “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2” and “I, Tonya” also received awards.For television, “American Horror Story: Cult” and promotional campaigns for the series combined for three wins, while “Big Little Lies,” “Dancing […]

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Lionsgate’s ‘Wonder’ Tops DVD, Blu-ray Disc Sales and Rental Charts

Lionsgate topped the national home video sales charts the week ended Feb. 17 with “Wonder,” the acclaimed drama about a child with Treacher Collins syndrome – a genetic disorder characterized by deformities of the ears, eyes, cheekbones, and chin – who is trying desperately to fit in.The film debuted at No. 1 on Npd VideoScan […]

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Oscar Makeup and Hair Nominees, Ranked: ‘Darkest Hour’ v. ‘Wonder’ v. ‘Victoria & Abdul’

The Oscar 2018 trio of makeup and hair nominees are marked by memorable and effective transformations: Best Actor favorite Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour,” nine-year-old Auggie (Jacob Tremblay) suffering from a rare facial deformity in “Wonder,” and Judi Dench as withering Queen Victoria restored to joyful grace in “Victoria & Abdul.”In all […]

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Why Oscar Voters Prefer Period Movies in Key Artisan Categories

When the Motion Picture Academy announced the Oscar noms on Jan. 23, there was the usual assortment of period and futuristic fare, but three contemporary films also made the final cut as best picture contenders: “Get Out,” “Lady Bird” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”But that trend didn’t hold up in the below-the-line categories of […]

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